The Port of Alexandria is located on the western extremity of the Nile River Delta. The port is about 150 n mi west, by sea, of the entrance to the Suez Canal and Said. It is situated on a narrow strip of land between Lake Maryut and the Mediterranean Sea. The coastal area in the vicinity of Alexandria is very flat and featureless and the coastline is nearly straight.
Alexandria was the largest seaport in Egypt in 2003.
There are two natural harbors, known as the East and West Harbors. An isthmus about 1.5
km (1 mi) wide connects the former island of Pharos with the mainland, separating the East
and West harbors.
from Alexandria by ship to: