Winston Churchill knew
El Alamein's charms well,
it as having the best climate in the world.
Those who fought and
died in the battle are commemorated in several locations.
of a fierce battle between British and German forces in October 1942,
El-Alamein now welcomes tourists from Egypt and abroad to its luxury
marina with numerous Venetian-style canals and moorings set by a
turquoise sea. The siteís history is not forgotten, however, and there
is a museum as well as memorials to the 80,000 war dead.
Porto Marina :
Stretching along 11 km of beach, Porto Marina is an exclusive complex
reserved for the villas and chalets hidden amongst luxuriant plantings.
The resort hotels offer a wide range of water sports, leisure activities
and options for eating out. Porto Marina was opened in summer 2005 and
its canals and luxury shops have now made it one of the hottest holiday
spots in the Middle East.
beside the sea have uncovered a historic Roman villa and Hellenistic
of 1942 : October 1942 saw one of the most
famous and bloody battles of the war in the desert. Around El-Alamein,
the British troops under Montgomery, superior in numbers and equipment,
defeated Rommelís Afrika Korps. At great deal was at stake as they were
fighting for control of the route leading to Alexandria.
and cemeteries : Those who fought and died in
the battle are commemorated in several locations. The German Cemetery,
built in the style of a medieval fortress, contains the remains of 4 200
soldiers. The Italian Cemetery is a mausoleum comprising a series of
galleries. The Commonwealth Cemetery with its rows of war graves pays
homage to British and allied soldiers including Greeks, Australians and
Museum : This building displays documents
relating to the Battle of El-Alamein and the North African campaign.