Northeast Egypt, upon River Nile
HOW TO GET THERE
Fly to Cairo International Airport with direct flights from Athens. Cheap airline tickets available from Aegean Airlines and Olympic Airlines
Fly to Cairo International Airport with dirIn Cairo you can travel through the city with a hired taxi (yellow) or normal taxi (black color). Avoid renting a car, as you might encounter many difficulties. The people in Cairo do not obey the driving laws and the roads at peak hours are a nightmare. The city also has underground, small in size with only two lines but it is helpful for the area it covers.ect flights from Athens. Cheap airline tickets available from Aegean Airlines and Olympic Airlines
A visit to the Pyramids of Giza and the Sphinx is a must while visiting Cairo. One of the Seven Wonders of the World is the main attraction of the city. You can also visit the Citadel, a big castle built by Salah Al-Din. The view of the castle can be enjoyed while relaxing at the Park Al-Azhar Park.
The Archeological museum must be definitely visited as it displays truly amazing artifacts. Also very interesting and very special is the papyrus museum, which will show you the process of the construction of this very special material.
ABOUT THE CITY
The city has a very strong oriental style and tone. Impressive minarets and buildings are everywhere, some not so well preserved. You need to be very cautious while touring the city since a large proportion of the population lives below the poverty line. Go shopping in Al-Khalili market and take advantage of the bargain with the locals and most likely you will have managed to get souvenirs really cheap.