A tourist hotspot for thousands of years; the ancient Greeks and Romans started holidaying here back in the 4th century BC, whilst in more recent years, tourist numbers peaked in 2010 at 14.7 million visitors. That said, political unrest and violence in 2011 has put tourists off over the last few years and numbers have dropped significantly.
The Egyptian authorities are doing their best to encourage tourists back to the country. Of course, it still holds huge attractions to those in search of sun, beautiful beaches and world class diving, as well as those looking to learn about the country’s rich history. You can also find some fantastic deals at the moment which make it a great destination for value for money.
If you are considering Egypt, here are a few things you might want to know before you set off: