Cleopatra’s Beach is a wonderful bay located on the opposite side of the biggest lagoon in Marsa Matrouh
; its clear waters surrounded by rocks give the impression of a vast, square pool in which, according to the legend, Cleopatra came to bathe - with her lover, Mark Anthony. Ruins of one of her palaces were uncovered on the hillside opposite the pool and it seems that a subterranean passage lead from the "villa" to the beach, perhaps allowing cosy midnight swims!
It is somewhat challenging to swim between the rocks, with strong currents and waves swirling you around, but after all maybe that’s what you’re looking for!
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