Šarm el Šeik je, takođe, odlično polazište za obilazak Egipta, pa čak i za neke delove Bliskog istoka Sharm El Sheik also serves as a convenient gateway to the rest of Egypt and some parts of the Middle East Air Serbia » Er Srbija | 17 An underwater wonderland and exotic marine life make Sharm El Sheikh – a resort nestled between Tiran Island and Ras Mohammed National Park – one of the world’s top diving destinations. The pilgrimage site of Mount Sinai, where Moses is said to have received the Ten Commandments, challenges hikers to reach its summit, while the candy-cane stripes of the Coloured Canyon lure visitors from Sharm’s beaches. Combine these natural wonders with a 4WD jeep safari and camel ride on a day trip from Sharm El Sheikh. A snorkelling or glass-bottom boat tour of the Red Sea and Ras Mohammed coral reefs is a must for families and first-time visitors. For history buffs, a visit to St. Catherine’s Monastery and the Old Town (Sharm el Maya) reveals ancient cultural treasures, while there are opportunities for family fun aplenty at Dolphina Park, Aqua Blu Aqua Park and Hollywood Sharm The magic of the Sinai Peninsula Poseta ostrvu Tiran nudi zabavno iskustvo daleko od pustinjskog načina života A visit to Tiran Island provides a fun experience that’s far from the way of life in the desert 1.000 VRSTA RIBA ŽIVI OVDE SPECIES OF FISH LIVE HERE FOTO: iStock / Brunette El Sheikh. Sharm El Sheik also serves as a convenient gateway to the rest of Egypt and some parts of the Middle East. Save time and travel to Cairo by air on a day trip that covers the Giza Pyramids, the Sphinx, and Saqqara, or make a pilgrimage to the holy cities of Jerusalem and Bethlehem, and take a dip in the Dead Sea on a full-day excursion to Jordan. And why not complement your Sharm holiday schedule with worthy additions like quad rides in the Sinai Desert, scuba diving from Tiran Island or stargazing with nomadic Bedouin communities? Mount Sinai Mount Sinai, aka Jabal Mousa, rises to an impressive 2,285 metres above sea level and is an important religious pilgrimage site, where the prophet Moses is said to have received the 10 Commandments directly fromGod. Visit the site’s ancient monastery or hike to the summit for panoramic views of Egypt’s mountainous Sinai Peninsula. National Park Located on the southern tip of the Sinai Peninsula, Ras Mohammed National Park offers Sharm El Sheikh’s best diving sites, notably Shark Reef, Yolanda Reef and Jackfish Alley. Apart from the pristine coral that awaits you offshore, the land offers empty beaches, rugged cliffs and sprawling desert, but also mangrove swamps, salt marshes and diverse birdlife. A fee is charged to enter Ras Mohammed National Park, whether you’re approaching from the land or the sea. Given the magic hidden below the surface, many visitors choose a snorkelling cruise to experience the park. While qualified divers will likely already have the park on their Red Sea itinerary, a few tours also offer options for untrained divers. Land-based tours of Ras Mohammed National Park typically focus on its deserted beaches, sandstone cliffs and earthquake fractures. Dolphina Park As the only dolphinarium in the South Sinai area, Sharm El Sheikh's Dolphina Park houses a pod of dolphins in its state-of-the-art facilities. Trained professionals care for and work with the dolphins, which are naturally very intelligent and playful animals, while providing visitors with an opportunity to observe these cetaceans and learn more about their behaviour, habitats and social structures. Check out the dolphin shows to see highly choreographed performances showcasing the dolphins' intelligence..