The Red Sea coast is a beautiful area that runs up to Sharm-El-Sheikh and the interior Egyptian mainland before divering into the Gulf of Suez to the west and the Gulf of Aqaba up to Israel in the east. The many mountain ranges along the Red Sea coast inspired the mariners of antiquity to name it the “Sea Mare Rostrum”, or the Red Sea.

The Main Islands Along the Red Sea Coast


Qamar, AI-Fanadir, Abu Ramada, Om Gaweesh, Small Seoul lands, A1 Zabarged


Archaeological Sites and Red Sea Locations to Visit


The Red Sea region has many Pharaonic and Roman antiquities. Pharaonic inscriptions were found in Wadi Elhaamat and Um El Fawageer, which are located 235 Km south of Hurghada.

Ruins of the temple of Dokhan

A Greco Roman temple which is located 65 Km north of Hurghada


Christian Sites

The area has two of the oldest and most famous monasteries in Coptic Egypt:
St. Paul’s Monastery, which goes back to the end of to the 4th century AD.
St. Anthony’s Monastery, which is the oldest known monastery in Egypt, where St Anthony created the first monastic order in Christendom.


Islamic Sites

-The Shrine of Sheik Hassan El-Ghasal is located 150km from Marsa Alam and is around 800 years old
-The Tower of Sultan Sleem in Al-Qusseir, it is located around 130km south of Hurghada


How to Reach the Red Sea Coast:


red sea


By Air


EgyptAir and many international airlines run regular and charter flights to Hurghada and Marsa Alam.


By Bus


You can take a bus from the main bus station which is known as Eltorgam (any taxi driver in Cairo knows where it is). The East Delta Bus Company and El-Gouna Bus Company both run regular daily bus trips to Hurghada.


Average Red Sea Air Temperatures Throughout the Year

January February March April May June
Max Min Max Min Max Min Max Min Max Min Max Min
22 10 30 14 24 14 26 17 31 22 33 25
July August September October Nov Dec
Max Min Max Min Max Min Max Min Max Min Max Min
34 27 34 27 33 24 28 20 28 15 23 14


 Distances Between the Red Sea coast and Cairo

  Cairo Ras Gharib Hurghada Safaga Al-Qusseir  Marsa


Cairo 0 309 460 520 600 731
Ras  Gharib 309 0 150 210 290 423
Hurghada 460


150 0 60 140 273
Safaga 520 210 60 0 80 213
Al-Qusseir 600 290 140 80 0 133


731 423 273 213 133 0