There is something to be said for visiting a city that is off the usual beaten Egyptian track of pyramids and the Sphinx. That is how the city of Port Said is looked upon. A suburb of Cairo, Egypt, visitors can use this port city on the Mediterranean Sea and at the northern end of the Suez Canal as a launching point to visit many of the other attractions in this part of the world. There is plenty of accommodation and many restaurants in Port Said. You may find that some accommodation is not quite what you are expecting as most places are clean, but very simply furnished with little or no amenities. Eating in Port Said is not a problem and the restaurants in the city usually have a catch of the day on the menu.
The city is a fisherman’s haven with chemicals, processed food, and cigarettes being the town’s major industries. Cotton and rice are exported through here, but the city has become primarily a fuelling station for ships passing through the Suez Canal. A duty free port, Port Said has become the premier holiday spot for residents of Egypt and visitors alike. Visitors can easily access the city by taxi or train.