Its literal translation is “Hot spring” and the reason that it is named like that goes to its location near the Sulfur springs that flow from Gebel Ataqa, the Eastern desert northmost mountain. Ain El Sokhna is popular with its mild climate in winter and Summer.
Also, it was discovered that Ain El Sokhna was a very important port in ancient times in Red sea, Egypt. The place has been a favorite destination to many tourists and Egyptians since ages as the magic of the calm blue waves of the red sea and the gentle breeze brainwashes anyone who visits it. One of the most advantages in El Ain El Sokhna is that its very near to the capital city of Egypt “Cairo”, only one hour away. So, for this reason El Ain El Sokhna hosts thousands of Egyptians every year who come to enjoy the joyful summer times in its sandy beaches and enjoy its majestic nature.
There are also many water activities there in El Ain El Sokhna like windsurfing and kitesurfing, beside that the city is famous for deep sea-fishing and a favorite spot for underwater photography lovers.
The fun doesn’t stop at the beach but it continues on land in the desert safari tours which usually occurs in the nearby oasis and mountain canyons which gives the place another credit to be a suitable attraction for adventure lovers.
Things to do in Sokhna