Alexander the Great

Alexander the Great

Alexander the Great

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Facts ِِِِAbout the Origin and Death of Alexander the Great?

Alexander III of Macedon (356 B.C -323 B.C), Better known as“Alexander the Great”  as he was known to be “Undefeated in Battle” and one of history’s most successful military commanders and for his incredible dream to reach the ends of the worlds and great outer seas. He was born in Pella (The Ancient Capital of Ancient Greek in Macedon) in 356 B.C to “King Philip II” of Macedon and his infamous wife Olympia. He was taught by Aristotle until the age of 16, he succeeded his father after his assassination in 336 B.C and became the rightful ruler of a strong kingdom and an experienced army at the age of 20. He was awarded the generalship of Greece and used his new power to make his father’s dream become a reality which to lead the Greek in the conquest of Persia. He spent most of his ruling years in making unprecedented military campaigns through the northeast of Africa and Asia. In 334 B.C, He began invading the Persian Empire and kept on invading until he reached India in 326 B.C. Alexander the great died of Malaria in Babylon at the age of “Thirty-Three” in 323 B.C  leaving a great legacy behind him, as his history of syncretism, cultural diffusion, and construction of many cities like Alexandria in Egypt. And the location of his tomb still one of history’s greatest mysteries.

Most Important Achievements of Alexander the Great

After Alexander the great conquered Gaza and defeated the Persian Emperor Darius for the control of Syria and Levant, he moved to Egypt as it was part of the Persian Empire after the battle of Pelusium. He moved his forces to towards Pelusium (The Eastern Gateway to Egypt) and entered Egypt on 14 November 332 B.C. The Egyptians welcomed him with open arms because they saw him as a liberator and also because the Persians had no control over the Egyptian public or respect for religion or culture. He faced no kind of opposition or resistance from Persian forces, and was able to enter Egypt very easily, he then took his forces to the capital of Memphis and to the coast of the Mediterranean coast where he cast his eyes on a piece of land located between the sea and a lake filled with a secure fresh water supply, therefore he ordered his architect “Deinocrates” to build him a city on that location and call it “Alexandria”. He also worked on improving his relationship with Egyptian as he declares himself the son of the god Amun –Ra, renovated the chapel of Tuthmosis III and the temples of Karnak as he was depicted on the temple of Amun-Ra dressed as a pharaoh and identified with a text reading “‘King of Upper and Lower Egypt, Lord of the Two Lands, Son of Re, Possessor of the Crowns, Alexander”, offered sacrifices to god Ptah and hosted a Greek-style games which contained many contests from all over the Greek world in a multicultural event.

Alexander the Great Legacy

As a young boy, he was taught by his teacher “Aristotle” to always maintain the balance between all Parties. So when it came time to build his administrative structure, he chose to have his deputies, generals to be Egyptian, Greek, and Macedonians all of them would feel empowered and work on making alexander’s dream of building a great empire. Alexander also opened the doors of Egypt to all the Greek and Macedonian immigrants. He wanted to build a multi-cultural province which holds various languages, cultures and to become a true symbol for cooperation between these ancient civilizations. Alexander only spent six months in Egypt but he was able to make massive renovations and reforms and put Egypt within the center of the Greek civilization orbit.

No country around the world is more blessed with culture, history, civilization, and mythology than Egypt, Egypt has a magical legacy that still  being discovered until this era, so you can explore Egypt breathtaking temples, tombs, and museums during your trip to Egypt, book one of our stunning Egypt tour packages or Egypt Nile cruises and live the vacation you deserve.


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General Tips:

The currency of Egypt is the Egyptian pound.

Friday and Saturday are the official holidays in Egypt.

Keep a tour Guide by your side to fully enjoy your time in Egypt.

Try “Ful & Ta’meya (Fava Beans and Falafel)”, and “Koshary”.

Buy a local SIM card so you can call anyone you want.

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Professional Egyptologist Tour Guides.

Modern Air-Conditioned Vehicles.

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Entrance Fees to All Sites that Mentioned at the Itinerary.

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ):

The entire country of Egypt deserve to be seen with its every heavenly detail but there are places that must be seen such as the breathtaking Hurghada's red sea, The wonders of Cairo the pyramids of Giza, the great sphinx, the Egyptian Museum, Khan El Khalili, the wonders of Luxor like Valley of the Kings, Karnak and Hatshepsut temple and the wonders of Aswan like Abu Simbel temples, Philea temple, Unfinished obelisk and The Wonders of Alexandria like Qaitbat Citadel, Pompey's Pillar and Alexandria Library. Read More About the Best Places to Visit in Egypt

If you want to apply for a Visa On Arrival that lasts for 30 days then you should be one of the eligible countries, have a valid passport with at least 6 months remaining and pay 25$ USD in cash, as for the E-Visa for 30 day you should have a valid passport for at least 8 months, complete the online application, pay the e-visa fee then print the e-visa to later be presented to the airport border guard. You could also be one of the lucky ones who can obtain a free visa for 90 days. Read More About Egypt Travel Visa.

Egypt has a variety of delicious cuisines but we recommend “Ful & Ta’meya (Fava Beans and Falafel)”, Mulukhiya, “Koshary”, a traditional Egyptian pasta dish, and Kebab & Kofta, the Egyptian traditional meat dish.

The best time to travel to Egypt is during the winter from September to April as the climate becomes a bit tropical accompanied by a magical atmosphere of warm weather with a winter breeze. You will be notified in the week of your trip if the weather is unsafe and if any changes have been made.

You should pack everything you could ever need and but in a small bag so you could move easily between your destinations.

We have been creating the finest vacations for more than 10 years around the most majestic destinations in Egypt. Our staff consists of the best operators, guides and drivers who dedicate all of their time & effort make you have the perfect vacation. All of our tours are customized by Travel, Financial & Time consultants to fit your every possible need during your vacation. It doesn't go without saying that your safety and comfort are our main concern priority and all of our resources will be directed to provide the best atmosphere until you return home.

You will feel safe in Egypt as the current atmosphere of the country is quite peaceful after the government took powerful measures like restructuring the entire tourist police to include all the important and tourist attractions in Egypt. Read More

Wear whatever feels right and comfortable. It is advised to wear something light, sunblock during your time in Egypt in the summer and wear comfortable footwear like a closed-toe shoe to sustain the terrain of Egypt.

The best activity is by far boarding a Nile Cruise between Luxor and Aswan or Vise Versa. Witness the beauty of Egypt from a hot balloon or a plane and try all the delicious Egyptian cuisines and drinks plus shopping in old Cairo. Explore the allure and wonders of the red sea in the magical city resorts of Egypt like Hurghada and many more by diving and snorkeling in the marine life or Hurghada. Behold the mesmerizing western desert by a safari trip under the heavenly Egyptian skies.

There are a lot of public holidays in Egypt too many to count either religious or nation, the most important festivals are the holy month of Ramadan which ends with Eid Al Fitr, Christmas and new years eve. Read More

Egypt is considered to be one of the most liberal Islamic countries but it has become a little bit conservative in the last couple of decades so it is advised to avoid showing your chest, shoulders or legs below the knees.

Arabic is the official language and Most Egyptians, who live in the cities, speak or understand English or at least some English words or phrases. Fewer Egyptians can speak French, Italian, Spanish, and German. Professional tour guides, who work in the tourism sector, are equipped to handle visitors who cannot speak Arabic and they will speak enough English and other languages to fulfill the needs of all our clients.

The fastest way is a car, of course, a taxi. If you are in Cairo ride a white taxi to move faster or you could board the fastest way of transportation in Egypt metro if the roads are in rush hour.

The temperature in Egypt ranges from 37c to 14 c. Summer in Egypt is somehow hot and winter is cool and mild but sometimes it becomes cold at night. The average of low temperatures vary from 9.5 °C in the wintertime to 23 °C in the summertime and average high temperatures vary from 17 °C in the wintertime to 32 °C in the summertime. The temperature is moderate all along the coasts.

It is the home of everything a traveler might be looking for from amazing historical sites dating to more than 4000 years to enchanting city resorts & beaches. You will live the vacation you deserve as Egypt has everything you could possibly imagine.

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