The city of Alexandria received the greatest role in antiquity because it was associated with famous rulers such as Alexander the Great and Cleopatra, the last active pharaoh of ancient Egypt. After the city 332 BC. Built by Alexander the Great himself as the center of Hellenistic civilization, it was responsible for the transfer of Hellenic culture to the Mediterranean countries. During the Ptolemies, Romans and Byzantines it served as the capital of Egypt for about a thousand years until the Muslim conquest took place in AD 641 and became the official capital of Fustat
Visit the famous sights of this charming city on a private day trip or as part of your Egypt study tour.