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Avoiding Egypt: alternative holiday destinations

Alternative holiday destinations to Egypt.



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If you're put off visiting Egypt while the country experiences civil unrest, we've come up with some nearby alternative holiday destinations. While you won't find the pyramids anywhere else in the world, nearby Greece and Turkey have their fair share of ancient ruins, while Tunisia and Malta offer crystal-clear waters and soaring temperatures.Please click on the image above to view the rest of the story

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Avoiding Egypt: alternative holiday destinationsAlternative places to visit around the world.Alternative places to visit around the world.Jess Edwards2013-07-03T12:15:002013-07-03T12:15:00 trueAlternative holiday destinations to Egypt.If you're put off visiting Egypt while the country experiences civil unrest, we've come up with some nearby alternative holiday destinations. While you won't find the pyramids anywhere else in the world, nearby Greece and Turkey have their fair share of ancient ruins, while Tunisia and Malta offer crystal-clear waters and soaring temperatures.Please click on the image above to view the rest of the storytopAlternative holiday destinations to Egypt. - 1(©Paul Brown Rex Features)Alternative holiday destinations to Egypt. - 1(©Paul Brown Rex Features)Alternative holiday destinations to Egypt. - 1(©Paul Brown Rex Features)Alternative holiday destinations to Egypt. - 1(©Paul Brown Rex Features)Alternative holiday destinations to Egypt. - 1(©Paul Brown Rex Features)Alternative holiday destinations to Egypt. - 1(©Paul Brown Rex Features)Alternative holiday destinations to Egypt. - 1(©Paul Brown Rex Features)Alternative holiday destinations to Egypt. - 1(©Paul Brown Rex Features)Alternative holiday destinations to Egypt. - 1(©Paul Brown Rex Features)Alternative holiday destinations to Egypt. - 1(©Paul Brown Rex Features)Alternative holiday destinations to Egypt. - 1(©Paul Brown Rex Features)Alternative holiday destinations to Egypt. - 1(©Paul Brown Rex Features)Alternative holiday destinations to Egypt. - 1(©Paul Brown Rex Features)Alternative holiday destinations to Egypt. - 1(©Paul Brown Rex Features)Alternative holiday destinations to Egypt. - 1(©Paul Brown Rex Features)Alternative holiday destinations to Egypt. - 1(©Paul Brown Rex Features)Alternative holiday destinations to Egypt. - 1(©Paul Brown Rex Features)Alternative holiday destinations to Egypt. - 1(©Paul Brown Rex Features)Alternative holiday destinations to Egypt. - 1(©Paul Brown Rex Features)Alternative holiday destinations to Egypt. - 1(©Paul Brown Rex Features)Alternative holiday destinations to Egypt. - 1(©Paul Brown Rex Features)Alternative holiday destinations to Egypt. - 1(©Paul Brown Rex Features)Alternative holiday destinations to Egypt. - 1(©Paul Brown Rex Features)Alternative holiday destinations to Egypt. - 1(©Paul Brown Rex Features)Alternative holiday destinations to Egypt. - 1(©Paul Brown Rex Features)Alternative holiday destinations to Egypt. - 1(©Paul Brown Rex Features)Alternative holiday destinations to Egypt. - 1(©Paul Brown Rex Features)Alternative holiday destinations to Egypt. - 1(©Paul Brown Rex Features)Alternative holiday destinations to Egypt. - 1(©Paul Brown Rex Features)Alternative holiday destinations to Egypt. - 1(©Paul Brown Rex Features)Alternative holiday destinations to Egypt. - 1(©Paul Brown Rex Features)Alternative holiday destinations to Egypt. - 1(©Paul Brown Rex Features)Alternative holiday destinations to Egypt. - 1(©Paul Brown Rex Features)Alternative holiday destinations to Egypt. - 1(©Paul Brown Rex Features)Alternative holiday destinations to Egypt. - 1(©Paul Brown Rex Features)Alternative holiday destinations to Egypt. - 1(©Paul Brown Rex Features)Alternative holiday destinations to Egypt. - 1(©Paul Brown Rex Features)Alternative holiday destinations to Egypt. - 1(©Paul Brown Rex Features)Alternative holiday destinations to Egypt. - 1(©Paul Brown Rex Features)Alternative holiday destinations to Egypt. - 1(©Paul Brown Rex Features)Alternative holiday destinations to Egypt. - 1(©Paul Brown Rex Features)Alternative holiday destinations to Egypt. - 1(©Paul Brown Rex Features)Alternative holiday destinations to Egypt. - 1(©Paul Brown Rex Features)Alternative holiday destinations to Egypt. - 1(©Paul Brown Rex Features)Alternative holiday destinations to Egypt. - 1(©Paul Brown Rex Features)Alternative holiday destinations to Egypt. - 1(©Paul Brown Rex Features)Alternative holiday destinations to Egypt. - 1(©Paul Brown Rex Features)Alternative holiday destinations to Egypt. - 1(©Paul Brown Rex Features)Alternative holiday destinations to Egypt. - 1(©Paul Brown Rex Features)Alternatives to Egypt: Athens, GreeceEgypt isn't the only place in the world with ancient ruins to behold. While the Acropolis of Athens may not be comparable to the pyramids of Egypt, it is steeped in history just as rich and interesting, with plenty of ruins including the impressive Parthenon. You can bet the weather will be hot, but much more comfortable to walk around in than Egypt at this time of year, too.On Bing: find a holiday to AthenstopAlternatives to Egypt: Athens, Greece - 2(©Scott E Barbour Getty Images)Alternatives to Egypt: Athens, Greece - 2(©Scott E Barbour Getty Images)Alternatives to Egypt: Athens, Greece - 2(©Scott E Barbour Getty Images)Alternatives to Egypt: Athens, Greece - 2(©Scott E Barbour Getty Images)Alternatives to Egypt: Athens, Greece - 2(©Scott E Barbour Getty Images)Alternatives to Egypt: Athens, Greece - 2(©Scott E Barbour Getty Images)Alternatives to Egypt: Athens, Greece - 2(©Scott E Barbour Getty Images)Alternatives to Egypt: Athens, Greece - 2(©Scott E Barbour Getty Images)Alternatives to Egypt: Athens, Greece - 2(©Scott E Barbour Getty Images)Alternatives to Egypt: Athens, Greece - 2(©Scott E Barbour Getty Images)Alternatives to Egypt: Athens, Greece - 2(©Scott E Barbour Getty Images)Alternatives to Egypt: Athens, Greece - 2(©Scott E Barbour Getty Images)Alternatives to Egypt: Athens, Greece - 2(©Scott E Barbour Getty Images)Alternatives to Egypt: Athens, Greece - 2(©Scott E Barbour Getty Images)Alternatives to Egypt: Ephesus, TurkeyEphesus in Turkey is not short of historical ruins either, having once belonged to the ancient Greek and Roman empires respectively. The library of Celsus is a particularly popular tourist attraction, built in honour of a Roman Senator Celsus and completed in AD 145, in order to hold scripts and later serve as Celsus' tomb.On Bing: find a holiday to EphesustopAlternatives to Egypt: Ephesus, Turkey - 3(©Adina Tovy Getty Images)Alternatives to Egypt: Ephesus, Turkey - 3(©Adina Tovy Getty Images)Alternatives to Egypt: Ephesus, Turkey - 3(©Adina Tovy Getty Images)Alternatives to Egypt: Ephesus, Turkey - 3(©Adina Tovy Getty Images)Alternatives to Egypt: Ephesus, Turkey - 3(©Adina Tovy Getty Images)Alternatives to Egypt: Ephesus, Turkey - 3(©Adina Tovy Getty Images)Alternatives to Egypt: Ephesus, Turkey - 3(©Adina Tovy Getty Images)Alternatives to Egypt: Ephesus, Turkey - 3(©Adina Tovy Getty Images)Alternatives to Egypt: Ephesus, Turkey - 3(©Adina Tovy Getty Images)Alternatives to Egypt: Ephesus, Turkey - 3(©Adina Tovy Getty Images)Alternatives to Egypt: Ephesus, Turkey - 3(©Adina Tovy Getty Images)Alternatives to Egypt: Ephesus, Turkey - 3(©Adina Tovy Getty Images)Alternatives to Egypt: Ephesus, Turkey - 3(©Adina Tovy Getty Images)Alternatives to Egypt: Ephesus, Turkey - 3(©Adina Tovy Getty Images)Alternatives to Egypt: Meknès, MoroccoMeknès, once the capital of the north-African country of Morocco, will offer an insight into the culture of this part of the world, without the bustling crowds you'll find in Marrakech. See historic monuments, palatial-style buildings and ruins of ancient walls, or visit the local markets, cafes and lively squares. Oh and did we mention there are Roman ruins here, too?On Bing: find a holiday to MeknèstopAlternatives to Egypt: Meknès, Morocco - 4(©Getty Images)Alternatives to Egypt: Meknès, Morocco - 4(©Getty Images)Alternatives to Egypt: Meknès, Morocco - 4(©Getty Images)Alternatives to Egypt: Meknès, Morocco - 4(©Getty Images)Alternatives to Egypt: Meknès, Morocco - 4(©Getty Images)Alternatives to Egypt: Meknès, Morocco - 4(©Getty Images)Alternatives to Egypt: Meknès, Morocco - 4(©Getty Images)Alternatives to Egypt: Meknès, Morocco - 4(©Getty Images)Alternatives to Egypt: Meknès, Morocco - 4(©Getty Images)Alternatives to Egypt: Meknès, Morocco - 4(©Getty Images)Alternatives to Egypt: Meknès, Morocco - 4(©Getty Images)Alternatives to Egypt: Meknès, Morocco - 4(©Getty Images)Alternatives to Egypt: Meknès, Morocco - 4(©Getty Images)Alternatives to Egypt: Meknès, Morocco - 4(©Getty Images)Alternatives to Egypt: Bahir Dar, EthiopiaIf catching a glimpse of the Nile was your reason for booking a holiday in Egypt, then a trip to Bahir Dar should satisfy your cravings a little. This Ethiopian city sits on the shore of Lake Tana, which is the source of the Blue Nile, one of two smaller rivers that make up the Nile. Aside from the impressive Blue Nile falls, tourists can visit the islands dotted around Lake Tana that house numerous monasteries, mostly between 400 and 800 years old.On Bing: find a holiday to Bahir DartopAlternatives to Egypt: Bahir Dar, Ethiopia - 5(©STR Newscom RTR)Alternatives to Egypt: Bahir Dar, Ethiopia - 5(©STR Newscom RTR)Alternatives to Egypt: Bahir Dar, Ethiopia - 5(©STR Newscom RTR)Alternatives to Egypt: Bahir Dar, Ethiopia - 5(©STR Newscom RTR)Alternatives to Egypt: Bahir Dar, Ethiopia - 5(©STR Newscom RTR)Alternatives to Egypt: Bahir Dar, Ethiopia - 5(©STR Newscom RTR)Alternatives to Egypt: Bahir Dar, Ethiopia - 5(©STR Newscom RTR)Alternatives to Egypt: Bahir Dar, Ethiopia - 5(©STR Newscom RTR)Alternatives to Egypt: Bahir Dar, Ethiopia - 5(©STR Newscom RTR)Alternatives to Egypt: Bahir Dar, Ethiopia - 5(©STR Newscom RTR)Alternatives to Egypt: Bahir Dar, Ethiopia - 5(©STR Newscom RTR)Alternatives to Egypt: Bahir Dar, Ethiopia - 5(©STR Newscom RTR)Alternatives to Egypt: Bahir Dar, Ethiopia - 5(©STR Newscom RTR)Alternatives to Egypt: Bahir Dar, Ethiopia - 5(©STR Newscom RTR)Alternatives to Egypt: Hammamet, TunisiaFor somewhere to relax, enjoy the sun and take part in a variety of watersports including diving, wind surfing and boating, Hammamet, Tunisia's largest seaside resort, is the place for you. With soft, white sand beaches, bright blue seas and plenty of activities to keep the whole family entertained, Hammamet is perfect for families looking to escape from city life.On Bing: find a holiday to HammamettopAlternatives to Egypt: Hammamet, Tunisia - 6(©OSNOWYCZ AUDE SIPA Rex Features)Alternatives to Egypt: Hammamet, Tunisia - 6(©OSNOWYCZ AUDE SIPA Rex Features)Alternatives to Egypt: Hammamet, Tunisia - 6(©OSNOWYCZ AUDE SIPA Rex Features)Alternatives to Egypt: Hammamet, Tunisia - 6(©OSNOWYCZ AUDE SIPA Rex Features)Alternatives to Egypt: Hammamet, Tunisia - 6(©OSNOWYCZ AUDE SIPA Rex Features)Alternatives to Egypt: Hammamet, Tunisia - 6(©OSNOWYCZ AUDE SIPA Rex Features)Alternatives to Egypt: Hammamet, Tunisia - 6(©OSNOWYCZ AUDE SIPA Rex Features)Alternatives to Egypt: Hammamet, Tunisia - 6(©OSNOWYCZ AUDE SIPA Rex Features)Alternatives to Egypt: Hammamet, Tunisia - 6(©OSNOWYCZ AUDE SIPA Rex Features)Alternatives to Egypt: Hammamet, Tunisia - 6(©OSNOWYCZ AUDE SIPA Rex Features)Alternatives to Egypt: Hammamet, Tunisia - 6(©OSNOWYCZ AUDE SIPA Rex Features)Alternatives to Egypt: Hammamet, Tunisia - 6(©OSNOWYCZ AUDE SIPA Rex Features)Alternatives to Egypt: Hammamet, Tunisia - 6(©OSNOWYCZ AUDE SIPA Rex Features)Alternatives to Egypt: Hammamet, Tunisia - 6(©OSNOWYCZ AUDE SIPA Rex Features)Alternatives to Egypt: MaltaIf it's sun and sea worshipping that you are after, the nearby island of Malta is a perfect destination. St Julian's and Sliema in the north are the country's main tourist areas, with plenty of bars and nightlife to enjoy, but the island is so small that it really doesn't matter where you choose as your base, everything is super-accessible. No trip would be complete without visiting the old capital Mdina, especially for those craving the ancient history of Egypt.On Bing: find a holiday to Malta topAlternatives to Egypt: Malta - 7(©Image Broker Rex Features)Alternatives to Egypt: Malta - 7(©Image Broker Rex Features)Alternatives to Egypt: Malta - 7(©Image Broker Rex Features)Alternatives to Egypt: Malta - 7(©Image Broker Rex Features)Alternatives to Egypt: Malta - 7(©Image Broker Rex Features)Alternatives to Egypt: Malta - 7(©Image Broker Rex Features)Alternatives to Egypt: Malta - 7(©Image Broker Rex Features)Alternatives to Egypt: Malta - 7(©Image Broker Rex Features)Alternatives to Egypt: Malta - 7(©Image Broker Rex Features)Alternatives to Egypt: Malta - 7(©Image Broker Rex Features)Alternatives to Egypt: Malta - 7(©Image Broker Rex Features)Alternatives to Egypt: Malta - 7(©Image Broker Rex Features)Alternatives to Egypt: Malta - 7(©Image Broker Rex Features)Alternatives to Egypt: Malta - 7(©Image Broker Rex Features)

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