Eritrea is a country in Africa's Horn of Africa. Ethiopia, Sudan, Djibouti, and the Red Sea surround this little country of about six million inhabitants. Eritrea is one of the most awe-inspiring countries in the Horn, despite a host of challenges such as a weak economy and political repression, as well as difficulties in traveling there (a permit is required if you want to leave the city).
There are nine distinct ethnic groupings, as well as influences from Abyssinia, the Mediterranean, and Arab cultures. This country, which has been mostly unaffected by development and tourism, offers beaches, reefs, archipelagos, culture, religion, archaeology, and natural beauty. Eritrea's name derives from a Greek phrase that means "Red Sea," and visitors will enjoy exploring the country's numerous hidden gems.
Let's take a look at some of Eritrea's greatest tourist attractions:
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