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Marsa Matrouh

Marsa Matrouh is a Mediterranean seaport in Egypt located on the main highway from the Nile Delta to the Libyan border. Marsa Matrouh is a main Egyptian tourist city as it serves as a getaway resort for Europeans and Cairenes in the summer months.

The city, being an exotic beach city, is known for its white soft sands and calm transparent waters.

History :

Marsa Matrouh began as a small fishing town during the Ancient Egyptian times,During the reign of Alexander the Great, the city was named “Amunia”. Under Ptolemaic rule, the city was renamed to “Paraitonion” and changed once again to “Paraetonium” under the Roman occupation. During this time, the city had become important for trade and sending goods and crops to Rome.

Climate :

Marsa Matrouh has a typical dry Mediterranean climate, with cool winters and warm, dry summers. Rainfall occurs mainly during winter, but may also appear during the autumn or spring.

Places to visit :

Ruins of the Temple of the King, Pharaoh Ramses Il
Drown city of Caesar
Drown Palace of Cleopatra
Coptic Chapel
Rommel’s Hideout
The British Cemetery
The German Cemetery
Ageebah Beach
Romel Bay

Did you know :

Marsa Matrouh was a main site during world War II, with many battles occurring in El Alamein near the city.

Marsa Matrouh
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