Ain Sukhna, Egypt
Ain Sukhna (Ain Soukhna, Ein Soukhna, Ein Sukhna, Ain Sokhna, el-Soukhna) is located on the Egyptian Red Sea Coast, and stretches from just south of Suez down the coast for about sixty kilometers. It is a popular weekend town with great beaches, coral reefs, dolphins, fishing and water sports.
Ain Sukhna is the closest beach area to Cairo, which is approximately two hours drive. It also serves as a convenient base for visiting several nearby sites. The Suez Canal is just to the north, while a ninety minute drive takes you to the Eastern Desert Monasteries. St. Anthony's in the Eastern Desert is significant as the world's oldest functioning monastery, and nearby is also the ancient monastery of St. Paul.
Things to see and do
* Coral Reefs
* Fishing Water Sports
* Spa & therapeutic Centers
* Eastern Desert Monasteries
Cruise Season – Oct - April
Currency – Egyptian pound (LE) (EGP)
Language – Arabic
Electricity – 2 round pins European style
Time – GMT plus two hours
International Country Telephone Code – +20
Port Location – The port at Ain Soukhna is located along the coastal road.
Transport Links – Some international flights now go to Ain Sukhna, otherwise you fly direct to Cairo then either take an internal flight or go overland by bus or by car.
Service taxis or East Delta Bus Company buses from the Koulali terminal, near Ramses Station. By train from Ramses Station.