Although tourists often overlook Port Said, Egypt, where the Suez Canal meets the Mediterranean 135 mi/215 km northeast of Cairo, there are several reasons to visit, including museums, beaches, shopping, history and daily excursions.
Port Said was founded in 1859, shortly after a decision was made to build the Suez Canal. In 1956, it was bombed extensively during the Suez Crisis, and it suffered damage in the 1967 and 1973 wars with Israel. Port Said's Military Museum, the Tomb of the Martyrs... Subscribe to travel42 to read the full Destination Guide. travel42 offers professionally written guides on more than 5,700 travel destinations and ports-of-call worldwide. Go to travel-42.com to learn more, or call 1.866.566.8136 to subscribe. Copyright (c) 2017 Northstar Travel Media, LLC. travel42.