Top things to do in Sharm el-Sheikh
Sharm – as it's known locally – has become one of Egypt's leading tourist destinations thanks to its luxurious resorts, gorgeous beaches, and bounty of sightseeing attractions. Here's what to see and do on the sunny tip of the Sinai peninsula!
3. Naama Bay
The resort district's stunning natural bay boasts some of the city's most popular cafés, restaurants, and bazaars. It's the place to go for tourist-friendly entertainment!
4. Mount Sinai
The mountain is where Moses is said to have received the Ten Commandments, and the breathtaking views are certainly a religious experience! Be warned: it's 4,000 steps to the top!
5. Saint Catherine's Monastery
For sightseers who don't fancy the three-hour climp up Mount Sinai, one of the world's oldest Christian monasteries lies right at its feet. It was built 1,500 years ago!
Planning Your Visit
Where is it?
Sharm el-Sheikh is a former fishing port located at the southernmost tip of Egypt's Sinai peninsula. In the 1990's, strict environmental laws were introduced to protect the coastal environment from unsustainable fishing methods, and the city has since found its feet as a major hub of tourism.
Best time to visit?
The best time to go to Sharm el-Sheikh depends on how you handle hot weather. July and August regularly see temperatures in the mid-40s. November and December see a more merciful climate, although sightseers should note that the days begin to darken around 6:00PM. If you don't mind the crowds, then Sharm is a great place to spend a sunny Christmas and New Year!
Good to know
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- Best time to visit
- If you enjoy very hot weather, then summer is the best time to visit! If you appreciate a milder climate, then head to Sharm in November or December.
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What people are saying about Sharm el-Sheikh
This was a perfect trip to do in small group. We were only 18 people in a beautiful yacht. The guides were all veru helpful and very kind. Everything was well organized. For those who live snorkeling, second stop after the white island is a must!!
רב חובל מיומן ,אתרי צלילה מרהיבים, ליווי והדרכה בצלליות עומק השונית הלבנה נותנת הסבר לנס חציית ים סוף האוכל לא משהו אבל לא הגענו כדי לאכול .. מומלץ להביא חטיפים ואבקת חלב לקפה שמוגש סהכ היה מעולה
Easy to register,very well organized, friendly and experienced staff, dive/snorkeling guides were thorough and attentive, food was wonderful, views were breathtaking. Experience was amazing.
We had very nice time, they are reliable persons, very nice, respectfull and on time. Thank you very much
Had a great time and no issues. The attempt at selling me photographs was a bit much, but to be expected.