Along the Red Sea coast, south of Hurghada, there is the port of Safaga, a resort that boasts splendid coral reefs. From the tourist point of view, it is a little-visited city, being based more on the industry of extraction and export of phosphates from nearby mines. It gets crowded though during the embarkation of the Muslims who leave this port in Mecca for the annual pilgrimage. Discover more information about Safaga through Cairo Top Tours travel guide!
Most of the hotels in Port Safaga organize excursions to Mons Claudianus, and also to Mons Porphyrites north of Hurghada, where the Romans extracted porphyry, the rare white and purple crystalline marble often used to create sarcophagi.
The climatic conditions of Port Safaga are ideal for windsurfing, but there are few tourists visiting the city, especially the most passionate divers interested in underwater landscapes which in this area are of exceptional beauty.
Safaga was previously a seaport connected to a regular shuttle service line, and the coastal city was established between 282 B.C and 268 B.C. The city of Safaga is considered one of the most important medical tourism centers, as this medical research has proven. This has attracted international tourism to the port of Safaga.
Safaga is characterized by its wonderful and distinguished weather, where it is It was the host of the 1993 Red Sea World Windsurfing Championships
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