January 14, 2024 – Ain Sukhna, EGYPT:
Ain Sukhna is where people come to unwind and have always done so. The town’s Arabic name means “Hot Springs” referring to nearby springs in the Gebal Ataka mountains, whose warm waters have always been considered healing
Protected by the Ataka mountains, the soft sandy shores and inviting transparent waters of the Red sea, makes it a divers paradise. Time slips away, discovering underwater worlds of coral reefs and the secret life of fish. For those preferring to stay on top of the water, water skiing, wakeboarding, kite surfing and wind surfing are all popular sports, passing dolphins just might join in.
Heading away from the sea, turn to the Eastern desert and make a visit to Egypt’s oldest monasteries St Anthony and St Paul.
St Anthony the bigger is built as a fortress but inside discover a self-contained village, giving fascinating insight into the monks daily life. There are treasured paintings and a library of handwritten manuscripts. You don’t have to be religious to appreciate these or the peaceful setting either.
Continuing on from the monasteries, don’t miss out on an opportunity take a look at the magnificent Suez Canal, a glorious triumph of engineering over nature.
With Cairo only a couple of hours away, it’s just the occasion to make a trip to one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient Worlds. The eternally awe-inspiring Great Pyramids, Great Sphinx and Valley Temple will transport you back to the time of the Pharaohs.
After all this activity it’s great to relax again in Ain Sukhna!