Sharm el-SheikhCopyright: Lars Plougmann
The Old Town of Sharm was developed as recently as the 1960’s. As it is not part of the region’s major tourist areas, this is where many of the locals live, and it will give you a feeling of Egyptian culture. Its Old Market is popular with bargain hunters, as goods here are generally cheaper than in the tourist centres such as Naama Bay. The beach here is rather small, but still worth a visit.
Do & See
Even if you do not want to spend your entire holiday on stunning Red Sea beaches, there are still plenty of reasons to come here. Sharm gives you a taste of real Egyptian life and culture, and serves as a base to visit some of the historic sites that surround it. Its crystal-clear water and unique sea life have also made Sharm one of the finest diving spots in the world.