Alexandria, city of Alexander and capital of Egypt for a thousand years. until 30 B.C. it was the biggest city of the world, then it was second only to Rome. It had the biggest library of the world and the most famous lighthouse (Pharos)
Start your tour at 7am from Cairo to Alexandria (about 3 hours' drive) and visit the catacombs of Kom el-Shogafa (one of the 7 wonders of the Middle Ages) which show a unique mixture between 3 different art styles;Egyptian, Greek and Roman , then move to Pompey pillar (a monolithic 28m pillar dating back to 3rd century A.D) erected in honour of Emperor Diocletian, then visit the Odeum (Roman Theater) dating back to 4th century, the fort of Qaitbay(15th century) at the site of the ancient Alexandria lighthouse (Pharos) and finally the new library of Alexandria (Bibliotheca Alexandrina) with its unique design.