Destination guide

Why people love visiting historic Alexandria

The area's museums and history are just a few of the reasons to vacation in Alexandria. This city's cafés, beaches and seaside draw many visitors. Pompey's Pillar and Qaitbay Fortress are just a couple of the must-sees. Whether you're planning a family vacation, friends trip or romantic retreat, HomeAway has a great selection of vacation homes. Many rentals come with a full kitchen and separate dining area, perfect if you need a space for entertaining.


Seasonal weather in Alexandria

If you're planning a vacation around the weather, August, July, September and June are the hottest months to visit, when temperatures average 85°F.

Natural highlights

Exploring the beaches and other natural features in Alexandria

Whether you're looking for adventure or just want to spend some time taking in the scenery, Alexandria is a great place to get out in nature. These are a few of the area's most stunning natural features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Montazah Beach (24.5 mi / 39.4 km)
  • Lake Maryut (13 mi / 20.9 km)
  • Shallalat Gardens (15.8 mi / 25.5 km)
  • Mamoura Beach (16.2 mi / 26.1 km)

How to get to and around Alexandria

Fly into Alexandria (HBE-Borg El Arab), the closest airport, located 8.3 mi (13.4 km) from the city center. If you're unable to find a flight that fits your schedule, you could book a flight to Alexandria (ALY-Alexandria Intl.), which is 16.9 mi (27.3 km) away.

Where to stay around Alexandria?

Our 2019 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 38 holiday lettings near Alexandria. From 4 Houses to 24 Condos/Apartments, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Alexandria is on HomeAway.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Alexandria?

HomeAway offers a large selection of holiday accommodations near great places in Alexandria. From HomeAway travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Shallalat Gardens: 39 holiday lettings
  • Manshia Square: 39 holiday lettings
  • Graeco-Roman Museum: 32 holiday lettings
  • Qaitbay Fortress: 34 holiday lettings
  • St. Mark's Coptic Cathedral: 34 holiday lettings

But there are many other points of interest around Alexandria listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Alexandria?

Yes, of course. HomeAway offers 4 Houses in Alexandria. Our other popular types of Alexandria holiday rentals include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 24 self catering accommodations
  • Villas: 6 self catering accommodations
  • Chalets: 2 self catering accommodations

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including Studios and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Alexandria?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 8 holiday homes with pool available in Alexandria. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.