1,127
trips planned today
4.6
out of 5
Trustscore rating
©

Damietta trip planner

Create a fully customized
day by day itinerary for free

Itinerary planner
+ Add destination
2 adults
Adults
- +
Teens
- +
Kids
- +
Close
Trip Planner Africa  /  Egypt  /  Damietta Governorate  /  Damietta

Damietta

4.5
Science Museums · Gift & Specialty Shops · Art Galleries
Damietta, also known as Damiata, or Domyat, is a port and the capital of the Damietta Governorate in Egypt, a former bishopric and present multiple Catholic titular see. It is located at the Damietta branch, a distributary of the Nile, 15km from the Mediterranean Sea, about 200km north of Cairo.HistoryIn Ancient Egypt, the city was known as Tamiat, but in the Hellenistic period it was called Tamiathis (Greek Ταμίαθις). Mentioned by the 6th-century geographer Stephanus Byzantius, the town later became known as Damiata and as Damietta, which probably derived from an ancient Egyptian word "Damt" that means the ability, since Damietta had the ability to combine the salt water of the Mediterranean Sea and the fresh water of the Nile together in one place. Other historians note that the city was called "Tam Heet" which means the city of the water or the city of the running water. Another derivation of the name might be "Tam Hēt", meaning city of North.Under Caliph Omar (579–644), the Arabs took the town by treachery and successfully resisted the attempts by the Byzantine Empire to recover it, especially in 739, 821, 921 and 968. The Abbasids used Alexandria, Damietta, Aden and Siraf as entry ports to India and the Tang Empire of China. Damietta was an important naval base during the Abbasid, Tulunid and Fatimid periods. This led to several attacks by the Byzantine Empire, most notably the sack and destruction of the city in May 853.
Use our Egypt tour itinerary planning website to plan your trip to Damietta and other destinations in Egypt.
Source
Create a full itinerary — for free!

Plan your trip to Damietta

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day by day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Popular things to do in Damietta

4.5
Duration: 3 hours
Duration: 3 hours
Duration: 3 hours

Side trips from Damietta

4.5
Duration: 3 hours
4.2
Duration: 3 hours
4.0
Duration: 3 hours

Where to stay in Damietta

Browse hotels, guesthouses, and unique homes and book your stay on the world's leading accommodation sites.
Millions of travel reviews on TripAdvisor
2 adults
Adults (12 +)
- +
Children (2-11)
- +
Infants (Under 2)
- +
Close
Live like a local, find unique places to stay
2 adults
Adults (12 +)
- +
Children (2-11)
- +
Infants (Under 2)
- +
Close

Recently planned trips to Damietta

18 days in Egypt BY A USER FROM SAUDI ARABIA March, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular sights Preferences: March, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 1 day in Damietta BY A USER FROM EGYPT August, popular sights Preferences: August Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 8 days in Damietta BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES April, popular sights Preferences: April Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 11 days in Damietta BY A USER FROM EGYPT April, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, hidden gems Preferences: April, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife Attraction style: Hidden gems Pace: Medium 60 days in Damietta BY A USER FROM ROMANIA May, culture, outdoors, historic sites, wildlife, popular sights Preferences: May, culture, outdoors, historic sites, wildlife Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 9 days in Egypt BY A USER FROM INDIA February, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, popular sights Preferences: February, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 1 day in Damietta BY A USER FROM INDIA March, popular sights Preferences: March Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 1 day in Damietta BY A USER FROM INDIA February, popular sights Preferences: February Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 14 days in Africa BY A USER FROM INDIA December, popular sights Preferences: December Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 1 day in Damietta BY A USER FROM ALGERIA February, popular sights Preferences: February Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 9 days in Egypt BY A USER FROM BRAZIL February, popular sights Preferences: February Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 1 day in Damietta BY A USER FROM UKRAINE February, teens, kids, popular sights Preferences: February, teens, kids Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium
See more plans