Situated at the between the Mediterranean Sea and Lake Mariot, Port Alexandria is the most important port in Egypt and actually consists of two harbours, though it is the Western harbour which provides the greatest volume of cruise ships. The port's existence can be traced back to 1900BC, which means it is also one of the oldest ports in the world.
Located 3 hours from Cairo, the city itself is a beautiful mix of the ancient and the modern, and is noted for its street's extreme cleanliness. The main tourist attraction is the Citadel of Quatibey, an ancient fort originally built in the 1400s and the original site of the much fabled Pharos Lighthouse. The forts ruins provide an excellent vantage point for picturesque views of the Mediterranean Sea.