El-AlameinApprox. Time: 4 hours
Activity Level: Easy to Moderate

In 1942, the Germans, led by Rommel, and the Allies, led by Montgomery, fought one of the most decisive battles of World War II : The Battle of Alamein, a tiny town about 120 Kms West of Alexandria. The victory, which went to the allies, saved Egypt for the Allies and led to the defeat (1943) of the Axis powers in North Africa. As a result, this area is now full of war artifacts, and land mines, that still sweep lots of the desert around. A museum was erected to mark the battle. Open from 9 a.m to 5 p.m.