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Pharaoh’s Island Castle

Cairo, Cairo Governorate, Egypt

About Pharaoh’s Island Castle

Once occupied by the forces of the Crusaders, today Pharaoh’s Island contains the remains of an early medieval fortress. Originally constructed by Crusader forces, the site we see today actually traces its routes back to Saladin, whose forces captured the island. Today a number of operators offer tours to the island – located just 250m off the Egyptian coast – where the pretty ruins can still be explored.