Whether you’re visiting Sharm El Sheikh for its underwater wonders or the sandy beaches, it’s the ideal holiday location for those who wish to escape their daily routine and explore what Egypt has to offer. Here are some attractions you don’t want to miss.
Jolanda Reef Dive Site
The Jolanda Reef rests inside the Ras Mohammed Marine Park and is the preferred dive site that lies within the northern part of the Red Sea. Divers gather here to examine the remnants of the Jolanda, an old Cypriot cargo vessel that ran aground within 1980. However, the Jolanda Reef also contains the coral banks of Shark Reef, where there are large numbers of fish life and captivating coral.
Day trip to the coloured canyon
The spiralling formations of this mineral-rich canyon remain one of the Sinai’s prime non-water attractions. It showcases the natural charm of the surrounding desert, with an abundance of opportunities for climbing and hiking. The uniquely shaped boulders and pinnacles have been brushed with glistening orange and red hues which make for some incredible photography.
St. Catherine’s Monastery
St. Catherine’s Monastery is one of the oldest functioning monasteries in the world, where it is believed to have been the site where Moses received the Ten Commandments. It’s based at Mt. Sinai and is home to a museum which showcases some of the monastery’s radiant array of religious icons plus ancient manuscripts that are admired as some of the finest in the world. An excursion here is essential for any history enthusiast visiting Sharm El Sheikh.
Sharm Old Market
Sharm Old Market is filled with dazzling Arabic lamps, exotic spices and finely carved woodwork. It’s ideal to visit at sunset or later when the sweltering heat has cooled off into a delightfully warm evening and you can browse in comfort. A various amount of cafes and restaurants can be found in the area so it’s a great place to spend an entire evening.
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