Said was founded in 1860 as a harbour on the Mediterranean
coast at the northern entrance of the Suez Canal. The
importance of Port Said in the world has increased, since
it was declared to be a free zone. It is situated 220
km north east of Cairo and 80 km north of Ismaylia. The
city of Port Said has beautiful, clam sandy beaches.
Port Said connects Africa with Asia, because the suburb
Port Fuad is already located on the east bank of the Suez
A tour in the boat around the port brings the tourist,
so to speak, in contact with the whole world, because
many ships from all over the world, wait there to pass
through the Suez canal.