Consulate General of the Arab Republic of Egypt in Chicago 

​Visit Egypt 


For many, visiting Egypt is a lifelong dream. Being one of the oldest countries in the world, Egypt serves as a cradle for human civilization, a true melting pot of Mediterranean cultures, a crossroad for many empires, and is land to which Judaism, Christianity, and Islam could claim as home. Egypt’s fascinating, colorful history and culture make a visit to any of its locations an enjoyable and gratifying experience.


Apart from visiting cities of renowned historical pasts, such as Cairo, Alexandria, and Aswan, Egypt offers unlimited opportunities as an outstanding tourist destination whether it be a cruise on the Nile, a vacation to one of the many magnificent beach resorts on the Red Sea such as Sharm el-Sheikh, Hurghada, Marsa Alam or El-Gouna, a day trip to the St. Catherin Monastery in Sinai, or a trip in the deep, secluded desert oasis in the western desert.


Egypt is a unique country of multidimensional heritage. Its deep rooted past is a mosaic of Egyptian, Greek, Roman, Persian, Coptic, Arab, Ottoman, and Mediterranean influences. Presently as an African, Arab, Islamic and Mediterranean state reflects its spheres of interests and modern-day affiliations. 


Visiting Egypt is also an enriching and unique insight to the history and the present of the Middle East, including its culture, arts, politics, cuisine and above all its peoples. The web links below offer introductions to Egypt and its magnificent history.