Giza, the third largest city in Egypt
, is located on the west bank of the Nile River 20 km southwest of central Cairo. Most famous for the Great Pyramid of Giza
and the Great Sphinx
, the Giza Plateau is the site of some of the most impressive ancient monuments in the world; a complex of ancient Egyptian royal and sacred pyramids and temples.
The sole survivor of the Seven Wonders of the World
, the Pyramids of Giza still live up to more than 4000 years of hype for their extraordinary shape, geometry and age. The three main Pyramids of Giza are the focal point of the Giza necropolis, or cemetery, that served the elite of the Old Kingdom capital of Egypt at nearby Memphis during the 4th Dynasty (late 3rd millennium BCE). Three pharaohs were buried here: Khufu, Khafre and Menkaure.
The Giza Plateau is also home to many other ancient Egyptian monuments, including the tomb of Pharaoh Djet of the First Dynasty, as well as that of Pharaoh Ninetjer of the Second Dynasty. Giza’s history is as deep and layered as the sands in the surrounding desert.
There are a number of very comfortable vacation rental accommodation options in the Giza area including garden villa rentals, penthouse apartments
, luxury villa rentals
and vacation rentals with views of one of the Seven Wonders of the World! If you plan on spending some time at the Giza necropolis, accommodations located in the city of Giza are a wise choice. Cut down on travel time and have more time to spend absorbing the rich history of the area.
A trip to the Egyptian Museum, the Citadel of Salah el Din, or Sakkara is worth the time if you have it. Short camel rides near the pyramids or longer ones through the desert are available as are horse-back excursions out into the desert. A Nile cruise is a great option and allows a new perspective of Egypt. Unbeatable is a sunrise
glimpse of the pyramids. See the first sun beams colouring the Pyramids from the terrace of vacation rentals in Giza. Amazing!
The lodging and accommodations located in Giza are ideally situated to explore all of the sites of the Giza Plateau. The accommodation options to choose from in the area are astounding; from an affordable condo rental or vacation rental apartment to a luxury villa rental
with a private garden courtyard. Daily, weekly, or monthly villa rental accommodation and condo rentals are available. If you are looking for a vacation that marries history and culture with spectacular lodging look no further.