Historic port town El Quseir is quieter than most Red Sea resort areas. While still a tourist spot it has retained some yesteryear charm. El Quseir was an important trading port and gateway for pilgrims and as such is high in historical value. Central to the town is the 16th-century fortress of Sultan Selim where visitors will also find winding streets. Buildings left by the Ottoman Empire, the British and the French mingle with Bedouin bazaars.
The coastline is home to some impressive beaches, mangrove swamps and some quiet coves in which to relax. Apart from the understated historic sites, visitors come to enjoy the relative peace and snorkel or dive in the plentiful, clear, calm waters.
Visit the old gold mining settlement at Bir Umm Fawakir or the Roman settlement at Mons Claudianus or view the rock pictures at Wadi Russumat.
The closest airport is in Marsa Alam with Hurghada’s coming in a close second. From there transfer is by road.
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