The ancient port of Philotera is known today as Safaga. It is a small port 65 km south of Hurghada. The modern port stands amongst the ruins of the old port of Philotera built by King Ptolemy II from 223-246 BC.
The ancient historian Strabo tells us:
Next is a city is met with called Philotera, named after the sister of the second Ptolemy; it was founded by Satyrus, who was sent to explore the hunting-ground for elephants. (Geography, c. 22 CE XVI.iv.4-17)
In many ways it is a sister port to Berinece.