Alexandria Lighthouse Pharos | Ancient Lighthouse Alexandria



The ancient lighthouse of Alexandria was built with the aim of helping sailors reach the port of Alexandria in Egypt, and it was truly a unique engineering marvel of the wonders of the ancient world. Discover more here!


The famous ancient lighthouse of Alexandria was built on the island of Pharos in 250 B.C, and from the name of the island the term "lighthouse" that was used in European languages ​​was derived, and the lighthouse of Alexandria was an exceptional lighthouse and was classified as one of the seven ancient wonders of the world.

The ancient lighthouse of Alexandria was built with the aim of helping sailors reach the port of Alexandria in Egypt, and it was truly a unique engineering marvel of the wonders of the ancient world, reaching a height of almost 400 feet, which made it one of the longest structures that humans built in the ancient world and stood there holding on the island of Pharos for about 1,500 years until a destructive earthquake hit the city in 1375 A.D.

Alexandria city was founded in 332 B.C by the famous Macedonian origin leader Alexander the Great, and it is located about 20 miles west of the Nile River in Egypt, and it occupied a distinguished location as a major port on the Mediterranean Sea, and this matter helped the city to flourish, and soon Alexandria became one of the most important cities of the ancient world, as well Because of its famous library that includes various sciences and arts from everywhere in the world.
But the only obstacle to the influx of people from all directions towards the city of Alexandria was the difficulty that seafarers encountered in avoiding rocks and shallow waters when approaching the port of Alexandria, and to help remove this obstacle, Ptolemy I ordered the construction of a lighthouse.
It took about forty years to build the Lighthouse of Alexandria, and it was completed around 250 B.C.

The lighthouse of Alexandria was made of three sections, the square base held by government offices and stables, the middle part is an octagon and a balcony where tourists can sit and enjoy the view, and the upper part is cylindrical and was lit continuously to keep the sailors safe at night, and at the top of the lighthouse, There was a large statue of Poseidon, the Greek god of the sea.

Egypt welcomes you with its mighty Nile along the Nile valley as you will be exploring the Luxor east and west bank tour. and marvelous monuments with Cairo Top Tours which is ready to offer our guests, the best trips in Egypt and Egypt itineraries to discover most of the important things to do in Cairo, Most visitors will make a beeline straight to the most famous sightseeing the Great Pyramid of Khufu, Adventurers, backpackers, and travel bloggers could join one of our Egypt budget tours traversing the Sahara Desert, like Siwa tours from Cairo for instance or preferably the White Desert tours Egypt

you can try and book one of our range of Egypt tours and Egypt Travel Packages many privately guided groups of Cairo day tours from airport and Egypt day tours to explore the capital city of Egypt, Cairo you can check a lot of Egypt itineraries or go on one of our full Cairo Day tours like:

– Egypt Tour Itineraries | Itineraries in Egypt.

– Aswan Tours | Aswan Excursions | Aswan Day Tours | Aswan Sightseeing tours.

– Egypt Travel Packages | Egypt Tours Packages.

– Egypt Excursions | The 10 Best Day Tours in Egypt.

– Egypt Shore Excursions  2020 | The 10 Best Excursions (From Egyptian Ports).

– Cairo Tours | Cairo Day Trips | Cairo Excursions | Cairo Sightseeing Tours | Things to do in Cairo.

– Cairo Day Tours from Airport | Day Tours from Cairo Airport | Cairo transit tours | Cairo Layover.

– Cairo Half Day Tours | Cairo Private Tours.

– Cairo Overnight Tours | Cairo Layover tours.

– Egypt Pyramids Tours | Giza Pyramids Tours | Tours in Giza.

– Luxor tours | Luxor Excursions | Luxor day Tours | Luxor Day Trips | Luxor Sightseeing tours.

– Sharm El Sheikh Day Tours | Sharm El Sheikh excursions | Things to do in Sharm.

– Hurghada Day Tours | Day Tours From Hurghada | Hurghada Excursions.

– Dahab Excursions | Dahab Safari Day Tours.

– Alexandria Shore Excursions | Shore Excursions from Alexandria Port.

– Port Said Shore Excursions | Shore Excursions from Port Said.

– Shore Excursions from Safaga Port | Safaga shore excursions.

– Shore Excursions from Sokhna Port | Sokhna Port Shore Excursions.

– Sharm El Sheikh Shore Excursions | Tours from Sharm Elsheikh Port.