Safaga city trip
Experience authentic Safaga. As if time has stood still ...
Highly recommended for those who want to take a closer look at daily life in Safaga.
Not so small with its 35,000 inhabitants. Safaga was a seaport connected by a regular cruise ship service line. The port city was founded between 282 BC and 268 BC, originally named Philotera (Φιλοτέρα) by the Greek-Egyptian pharaoh Ptolemy II Philadelphus, who named the city after the name of his late sister. With many phosphate mines, it is considered to be the export center for phosphates. Later tourism was added, especially kite surfing and diving are very popular in Safaga.
Ahmed takes you to “downtown” Safaga. A visit to the local greengrocer and bakery. We also stroll to a cane sugar press. A fresh glass of freshly squeezed reed tastes refreshing. Some more information about wearing and giving gold, pop in to order a galabya from the tailor, and watch the domino-playing men. Peek inside at a hair salon / barber, and a souvenir shop where you can enjoy a hibiscus or black tea.
With a lot of explanation about Safaga and the Egyptian traditions we leave for the hotel.
Educational and fun.