The Key to Egypt . Today, it is home to war memorials
The Key to Egypt
Famed for the decisive victory of the Allies over the Axis forces in the WWII North Africa campaign, El-Alamein is located half-way between Alexandria and Marsa Matrouh on the Egyptian North Coast. Today, it is home to war memorials, the British Memorial, the German Memorial and the Italian Memorial, as well as cemeteries, and landmarks reminiscent of this important part of the town’s history.
What's not to forget is that El-Alamein was also once described by Churchill himself as having the best climate in the world! It has thus normally become the favourite sun and sand upscale destination of Egyptian tourists on the White Med, and foreigners are following the trend and invading the upscale resorts that are growing like mushrooms on this stretch of coastal paradise. The temperature in the summer months ranges between 22 and 30°C while the winter average is 17°C.
In Graeco-Roman times, El-Alamein was known as “Locassis”, which means the white shell; it has been so named because of its beautiful white sandy beaches. Aphrodite, the goddess of love, was worshipped there. Today, you can bask in total luxury on the sandy white beaches of El-Alamein .
Frequent charter flights operate from main European cities to the fairly newly built El-Alamein International Airport.