Mersa Matruh was erected on the shores of the Gulf of the Mediterranean Sea, near the metropolis of Alexandria. This city is popular among the residents of Cairo, who love to make their trip here in the summer.
At this time of the year, the streets of the city are especially noisy, because people are scurrying around, shopping arcades that sell souvenirs work until dusk, the streets are full of aromatic snacks. It was at this time that the beaches of the city are overcrowded, and prices are too high for absolutely everything. There is a legend that Queen Cleopatra herself rested here, so not far from the city there is a small bay named after the queen.
To get to this city, you first have to fly to Cairo or Alexandria, and then transfer to a transfer that will take you to Mersa Matruh.
The climate of this area is considered to be Mediterranean. The main features of this climate are that the winters are cool with precipitation and the summers are hot. In the summer months, the temperature is usually kept at +30 degrees, and in the winter, during the daytime, you are unlikely to see temperatures below +10. It rarely snows here, even more rarely hail. The most optimal water temperature here is in September.
Prices for hotels in Mersa Matruh start from 1000 rubles and can reach 10000 rubles per night. The price depends on the location of the hotel, room decoration, and service. It is always possible to rent a chalet, which means an apartment.
Since the buses are overcrowded during the holiday period, most people prefer to take a taxi. Of course, taxi drivers inflate the price, so be prepared to give a good portion of your money to them. If you do not want to spend money, then it is easier to rent a bike. It will cost you less, and it is much more interesting to explore the surroundings of the city on it. Before renting it, be sure to carefully study it for possible damage, so that later there would be no unnecessary omissions and misunderstandings on the part of the landlord.
Visit a local market called the Libyan Market. Here you can pick up not only Egyptian souvenirs, but also Libyan ones. Spices, sweets, charms and amulets beat all sales records, because they perfectly play the role of a gift or souvenir.
You can enjoy beautiful landscapes, clear water and caves on the Ajiba beach. It is especially wonderful to relax here when the wave of Cairo tourists has already faded away.
The Queen Cleopatra Baths can be visited at Rommel Beach. Some hotels send boats to this place, but you will always have the opportunity to walk or take a taxi.
Besides the famous baths, the Rommel Museum is worth a visit. Maps, ancient, ancient documents - you can study all this while in the museum. Also check out Fort Ramses, ancient soldiers' cemeteries and a Coptic temple.
Egypt is Egypt, but the place where not only foreign tourists go to rest, but also residents of the country itself, is worth visiting.