As with most of Egypt, the historical landmarks here are a must-see. Take time to explore the Roman Amphitheatre, Pompei's Pillar and the Catacombs of Kom ash-Shuqqafa, dating back to the second century A.D.
Like so much of the world, Alexandria is in love with football (soccer). The city boasts four stadiums: Haras El-Hodood stadium, Alexandria stadium, El-Krom stadium and the new Borj Al-Arab stadium, seating up to 80,000 spectators. Catch an exciting match in any of these stadiums for a memorable experience.
Influenced by its neighbors, Egyptian cuisine is a combination of Greek, Turkish, Lebanese, Palestinian, and Syrian cooking. You'll find delicious, satisfying bean dishes like tomato-y ful and crispy, fried falafel many places. Grilled meats are also popular, in the forms of kebabs and shawirma.
Egypt's official currency is the Egyptian Pound (EGP). Credit cards and traveler's checks are also widely accepted.