El Ain El Sokhna
This coastal village has been developed as a beach getaway for Cairo, accessible by a trip of less than two hours from the city. To cruise passengers, Ain Sukhna provides easy access to all of the sights of Cairo from the Giza Pyramids and Egyptian Museum to Islamic Cairo.
It is also possible to take excursions into the Eastern Desert to explore this sparsely populated area and the ruins of Christian monasteries and Roman mining operations there.
The mountains of the Eastern Desert have been mined for thousands of years. This is believed to be the source of the rock used to build some of the most famous monuments in Rome, such as the Pantheon.