Naucratis, an ancient city of Egypt, in the Nile Delta. The site, 47 miles S.E. of Alexandria, is now close to the village Debireh. It was discovered by Flinders Petrie in 1884, and he published an account of the ruined temples, etc., of Naucratis (1886). The Greeks were allowed to trade here, and the city was a centre of the worship of Aphrodite. Some good pottery has been found.