“ has a long history as one of the major ports of the Red Sea „
In the Eastern Desert is the medieval port town of Quesir. The Red Sea is a fantastic place to go diving! It is famous for its superb coral reefs and multicoloured fish. It simply took my breath away! There are so many different types - electric eels, barracudas and I hear there are some small sharks but I didn't see any! If you're not an experienced diver this will not hamper your experience at all, because you can hire a mask and snorkel for close up views. I stayed at the Fanadir hotel, which was right by the beach. It was a 4 star hotel with volleyball, swimming pool and the rooms are lovely. I have to say that for anyone thinking of travelling to Egypt, it is best to do so as part of a tour so that you get the most out of it. I went with Explorer Tours on a 15 day trip, which covered: Cario, Aswan, 3 day felucca trip to Luxor, then to Quesir (i.e. the Red Sea where you can go diving) and then back up to Cairo. This was for just £360 (not including flight) and this included donkey trekking, camel trekking and coutless tours with excellent guides (which is a must because we didn't even scratch the surface of Egyptian history). The Egyptians are wonderful people and you will have the trip of a lifetime here!