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.

Weather

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 features

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 there

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 property listings offer a large selection of 34 vacation rentals near Alexandria. From 4 Houses to 23 Condos/Apartments, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Alexandria for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when traveling to Alexandria?

HomeAway offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in Alexandria. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Bibliotheca Alexandrina: 33 vacation rentals
  • Abul-Abbas Mosque: 33 vacation rentals
  • Montazah Beach: 30 vacation rentals
  • Shallalat Gardens: 32 vacation rentals
  • Terbana Mosque: 33 vacation rentals

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 vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Alexandria?

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

  • Condos/Apartments: 23 rentals available
  • Villas: 5 rentals available
  • Chalets: 2 rentals available

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

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Alexandria?

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