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Agiiba and Mersa Matrouh Beach

Listed under Beaches in Marsa Matruh, Egypt.

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This town runs beside a bay, which in essence is a seven kilometre long beach of caster sugar sand, so memorable to have been noted and remembered since the time of Alexander the Great – how many other beaches can boast that kind of historical accolade. Alexander stopped here to pay tribute to the gods which is why now ruined temples are part of this beaches view.

Natural caves can be found at either end of the sandy stretch and provide some much needed change in scenery for those blinded by the sandy brilliance, but unfortunately the beaches in this area no longer live up to Alexander’s standards, that is except for the cove Agiiba, which is the closest you can get to the pristine beauty of the past. Litter is the main offender on the other beaches and despite what the Egyptian Tourist Board will tell you this isn’t a hedonist haven, there are more carts on the road than there are cars and if it was a bit cleaner it sounds like this would be more of a heaven for history buffs. WW2 raged across this area, and Rommel was another fan of the beaches.

Written by  World Reviewer Staff.

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