Some have referred to Egypt as a living museum, but while many tourists may visit the Great Pyramids of Giza and the mysterious Sphinx, there is much, much more to this bustling, vibrant country. Luxury hotels, five star restaurants and romantic cruises down the River Nile are all part of the modern Egyptian experience. So, in addition to the beautiful Coptic Churches of Cairo, for example, you can also play a round of golf or go to the opera. Other areas of Egypt have something altogether different to offer the Greco-Roman remains of Alexandria with its Mediterranean climate,for example, the stunning visual beauty of Fayoum, Egypts largest oasis and the spectacular underwater coral reefs of the Red Sea. Wherever you visit, a trip to the local bazaar provides a dazzling display of local produce and crafts in the fascinating stalls and workshops.