Egypt’s second city and largest port is ideally located to provide access to a wide variety of sites. The city itself offers an array of interesting sites from the Greco-Roman Period of Egypt’s history, including the rock-cut tombs of Kom Al-Shoqafa, which is considered one of the Seven Wonders of the Middle Ages.
The memorial of Al-Alamein, commemorating the sacrifices on both sides of one of the most important battles of World War II, are also only 65 miles west of Alexandria.
A three-hour drive along the edges of the Nile Delta leads to Cairo, where there is an incomparable wealth of sights to see. The Giza Pyramids and the Egyptian Museum are only the beginning. Islamic Cairo offers one of the most densely packed historic districts in the world with an overwhelming array of monumental architecture on display built since the founding of Cairo in 969 AD.
There are also more ancient sites to visit. In the desert southwest of Cairo, there are several other groups of pyramids that demonstrate the process of trail and error that the pharaohs went through to be able to build those that stand on the plateau above Giza.
See more about the city of Alexandria here.