Picturesque Bays and Stunning Shorelines
Still relatively undiscovered, the beautiful beachside town of Marsa Matruh offers an unspoilt taste of traditional Egypt. Located on sandy shores gently lapped by the shimmering turquoise of the Mediterranean Sea, this resort has been a popular summer getaway for Egyptians for years. Located 510km north of Cairo, Marsa Matruh is served by its own international airport, keeping transfer times short. Temperatures on the busy summer beaches reach 35oC, with low annual rainfall.
Originally an agricultural centre and seaport, holidays in Marsa Matruh now boasts a fine selection of Luxury hotels and international restaurants framing picturesque bays and stunning shorelines. The town lies on the edge of a large lagoon protected by a Corniche, along which tourists are carried on donkey-drawn carriages known as “caretta”. The best beaches are situated on the outskirts of town, possibly the most popular being Agiba with its natural caves and striking rock formations. Escape the summer crowds and take the short journey to Almaza bay. Enjoy secluded white stretches and sparkling shores. Surrounded by few hotels, this quiet area is perfect for relaxation. The more adventurous type can plunge into the depths of the Med and explore the sunken remains of a u-Boat, an inhabitant of the seabed since World War II.