With its lovely Mediterranean climate it’s a wonder that the WW II troops didn’t put their rifles aside, and lay on the beach to share a cold beer. El Alamein is one of those places that have a prominent history and really beautiful beaches.
Here are some tips you can make use of while in El-Alamein:
- The Battlefield: But watch out! Some live mines and ammunition still litter El-Alamein's battlefield sites and surrounding desert. That is why, when visiting these sites, you'll be asked to stick to tracks that are visible.
- The Opportunity: If you’re not intending to stay in El-Alamein, a day trip from Alexandria is the most convenient way to visit the town. Your hotel or Alexandria's tourism office can help you organize your excursion.
- Food: Except for a small cafeteria close to the war museum, there are barely any restaurants in El-Alamein. Usually, when visiting the WWII sites in El-Alamein on a day tour, lunch will be organized at one of the resorts in nearby Sidi Abdul-Rahman or Marina. If you’re more of a solo traveller, a good idea would be to bring your own snacks for the trip.
- Explore the North Coast: From El-Alamein, you can head to the nearby pristine beaches of Sidi Abdel-Rahman, to King Mariout - a renowned therapeutic destination for rheumatism patients -, to Abu Mena for a visit to St Mena Monastery, and to Borg El-Arab for the upscale touristic resorts' entertainment.
Facts About: El-Alamein
|Population : 7400
||Area Code : 46
||2nd Battle of Alamein : 1942
||Total Casualties : 43000