🇪🇬🌅🦪💎🏙️✍️ Alexandria, the 2nd largest mega-city in Egypt (after the capital, Greater Cairo region), the largest city overseeing the Mediterranean sea and one of the largest in the Middle East and Africa, is considered one of the most fascinating Mediterranean cities in the word, and commonly called “The Pearl of the Mediterranean”. It is a city of rich cultural and historical heritage, including its Graeco-Roman history. In ancient history, Alexandria (named after its founder, the infamous ruler Alexander the Great from Macedonia) was a major capital of the world in terms of its huge economy and its huge scientific society (with many Egyptian and Greek philosophers and scientists living here, and having the largest library in ancient times, the Library of Alexandria which was rebuilt in 2002 as the Bibliotheca Alexandrina. It currently hosts millions of books and a copy of the webpages on the Internet called the Internet Archive). Alexandria was also home to one of the main wonders of the ancient world, the Lighthouse of Alexandria, which at present is the main symbol and emblem of the city on its official flag. A very famous & large citadel (built in the 15th century) replaced this lighthouse at the same location, which today is visited by flocks of tourists on a daily basis. The city of Alexandria is also notable for its powerful woman-leaders of the likes of Cleopatra.
🕌⛪🕍🎓🚢 Alexandria is home to one of the first and most important churches in Christianity, including the Coptic Orthodox Church of Alexandria and the seat of the pope at St. Mark Cathedral alongside its new modern home at the Nativity of Christ cathedral located in the New Administrative Capital of Egypt. The port of Alexandria is also among the biggest ports of the Mediterranean sea (home to the mega-ship manufacturing company: Alexandria shipyard). In the early 20th century, Alexandria was one of the most cosmopolitan cities in the world with many residents from all across the globe, mainly from Italy, Greece, Armenia, Malta, Lebanon, France, and many other countries. Nowadays, it is full of international schools, some big shopping malls, a big international sea port and airport, a lot of top-class sporting clubs (like Ittihad, Sporting, and Smouha, etc.). Alexandria also hosts one of the most important and biggest universities in Egypt, Alexandria university, from which Egyptian Nobel prize laureate in chemistry Ahmed Zewail graduated. Some of the most famous tourist sites in Alexandria are listed here.
🧆🥙🍱🏖️🌇 Alexandria is also famous for some of its traditional food dishes and delicious plates like the Alexandrian-style liver, Alexandrian fish skillet, and many vegetarian dishes like Alexandrian Foul & falafel. The city could be reached by air at its airport, by sea (like by cruise ships) arriving at its port, by train at its main train station (especially from the Egyptian capital, Cairo), or by Car via the multiple highways connecting it with the major cities in Egypt. The city is famous for its distinct black-and-yellow taxis (in contrast to the white taxis of Cairo and other Egyptian cities), the city tram, and the red double-decker buses suitable for sightseeing tours. Currently, Alexandria is a very vibrant and bustling city full of life and amazing places to visit to astonish its visitors!
📹📽️🎞️ Let’s see together an overview of the city then in some quick express tour videos and timelapses in high-definition … 🥰
🚍🎫📷 BONUS: A complete bus ride tour for 45 minutes on the Alexandrian Corniche Seaside on-board the public double-decker in 4K Video
🎼🎹🎶 BONUS: The Symphony of Alexandria
🎧 A musical masterpiece dedicated to Alexandria from the Cleopatra’s chillout collection by Egyptian genius-musician Omar Khairat. The following symphony of the glorious city of Alexandria is an amazing masterpiece for spiritual relaxation! It always returns good memories of returning to the Mediterranean shores of the land of the pharaohs, and usually features at the airport when arriving to Egypt … 😎
🇪🇬🇬🇷🇨🇾 BONUS: The Greek-Cypriot Community of Alexandria sing a Nostos Song
🎶🎙️ Along with the long shared history between the Egyptian, Cypriot & Greek peoples, the Egyptian government always supports the Greek and Cypriot communities in Egypt, and especially in Alexandria, currently using a project named “Nostos” between the governments of Egypt, Greece and Cyprus. The Greek-Egyptian community of Alexandria dedicated this fabulous song to the beloved city, closest to their hearts … 💓👏
🎬🇨🇾🇪🇬🇬🇷 BONUS: A documentary about the deep Egyptian-Greek roots of Alexandria by the Ministry of Egypt for Immigration
🎥 A documentary (in Egyptian language, with English subtitles) about the Greek culture and population of Egypt and Alexandria (the world’s ancient capital). All the Egyptian-Greek people of Alexandria have blended in Egypt and became patriot citizens, speaking its Egyptian language (alongside their mother-tongue, Greek) and absorbing in its friendly culture … they blended in the warm Egyptian culture with great ease due to the shared Mediterranean culture and history. This proves that Egypt is a real cocktail of civilizations, with all the best from all around the world … we love you! 🥰 Nostos … always together! 💞
👑👸 BONUS: The Egyptian Hymn for Alexandria’s Queen and Pharaoh Cleopatra
🏰🎶 The hymn of the beloved queen pharaoh of Egypt,Cleopatra; the beloved queen that ruled the land of the pharaohs with love & devotion and which lives in the hearts of all true Egyptians. She is the queen that captured the hearts of all Egyptians, Greeks, Romans, and people worldwide alike, so this hymn is dedicated for her 💖👌
- Wikipedia: Graeco-Roman Museum, Alexandria, Library of Alexandria
- Bibliotheca Alexandrina: Graeco-Roman History, official website