The luminous city of Algiers anxiously beckons to travelers seeking to discover the world’s next trendy getaway destination. This sun-kissed city, perched upon the Mediterranean coast and cooled by the sea’s refreshing breeze has much to offer prospective visitors, without the stifling crowds found in many of the more well-known resorts. Get into the right frame of mind during your flight to Algiers with one of Alitalia’s gourmet in-flight meals, voted best airline cuisine for five years running by Global Traveler magazine.
Traveling to Algiers for the first time feels like sailing into the port of an ancient Hellenic city, its white-walled buildings climbing the coastal rolling hillside. Hopeful beachcombers need search no further than Sidi Fredj, Algeria’s most popular beach, with amenities like jet-ski and speedboat rentals, as well as great diving and swimming opportunities. From there, head straight for the Casbah, a historic neighborhood and UNESCO World Heritage Site full of old-world charm.
The weekend in Algiers spans Friday and Saturday, so be aware that some attractions may not be open during that time. The city enjoys a Mediterranean climate that is warmest in August. Book your tickets to Algiers for June or July to enjoy the best weather for exploring the coast.