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In recent years, Sharm el-Sheikh has become one of the best known and most visited resorts in Egypt. Sharm el-Sheikh lies on Sinai peninsula, along the Red Sea and is known for its wealth of coral reefs along the coast.
One of the most amazing scenic waterways of the world.
One of the best places in the world for scuba diving.
Sharm el-Sheikh consists of three major areas: the old town of Sharm el Maya Bay and several other bays where tourist facilities are concentrated, and El Hadaba, where there are tourist villages, apartments, condominiums and some hotels.
The great resort of Sharm el-Sheikh are part Sharm el Maya, Na'ama bay, Garden, Tiger Sharks and Nabq. Na'ama Beach is one of the largest centers of tourism. Located north of Sharm, this area is to develop by itself. Most hotels at Na'ama Bay have their own private beach and make available to its visitors, chairs, umbrellas and even a bar.
Sharks Bay is also nearby and the community is growing, with increasing demand in parallel with the various dive sites.
Situated at the foot of Mount Sinai, about 300 kms away, is the oldest continuously active monastery in the world. It is believed that the monastery of St. Catherine would have been where Moses received the Ten Commandments.
WHEN TO GO
Sharm el-Sheik is a great dive destination all year round, but it's nice and warm in winter, temperatures average 15 º C to 35 º C. During the summer months (April to October) temperatures range from 20 C to 45 º C. The temperature of the Red Sea in this region ranges from 21 C to 28 ° C throughout the year.
The marina at Sharm el-Sheik was remodeled for private yachts and sailboats, with a passenger terminal for cruise ships and the ferry services to Hurghada and Aqaba.
International Airport Aharm el-Sheik has regular flights to Cairo, Hurghada, Luxor, Alexandria and five weekly flights to London (Gatwick). The airport also operates charter flights to Italy, Germany, Poland, Ireland, Switzerland and the United Kingdom, among other destinations.
Sharm el-Sheik also has a good bus service bound for Cairo from the bus station in Delta Sharm.
Taxis are generally modern vehicles from Hyundai or Chevrolet. Prepare to urge the driver to activate the taximeter (it is the law), especially on the journey from airport to city center. Note, whenever you can, the identification number of the driver. There are tuk-tuks blue and white, a means of transportation cheaper than the taxi - take one on the street.
There is a bus station in Sharm that will take you to other cities, at low cost.