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Quseir Quseir
Photo courtesy of Egyptian Tourism Authority

85 km (52 miles), south of port Safaga, lies the port of El-Quseir. This port had once big importance in ancient Pharaonic era.

Quseir was one of the most important checkpoints for departing pilgrims to the Holy Land in Saudi Arabia.

Nowadays the port's activities are limited to trade and there are a number of nearby beaches suitable for swimming and snorkeling.

There are also remains of a 16th century Ottoman fortress.

And for those interesting in traveling south, they'll find cities of MarsaWhat does it mean? Alam -145 km (90 miles) south of Quseir- and Berenice -145 south of Marsa Alam-. Berenice dates back to Ptolemy II and was named after his mother. Remains of the old Ptolemaic City is nearly covered by sand

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