Top Five Sights You Must See When In Libya
Libya is brimming with natural beauty, historical sights and superior hotels and beaches. There are so many things to do and see when visiting this North African country that it’s hard to know what sights you really shouldn’t cross off your list.
I’ve put together the top five sights that you should try and see when visiting Libya to ensure you get the complete Libyan experience.
Sabratha is an ancient Roman site dating back to 500BC and the Phoenician times. This site is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Libya and is an absolute must to see when holidaying here. Visiting Sabratha enables you to see some of the most well-preserved Roman ruins and an opportunity to step back in time and imagine what life must have been like all those centuries ago.
Leptis Magna is the biggest tourist attraction in Libya, it was also the largest Roman city in the area. Leptis Magna is also filled with well-preserved ruins including the Hadriatic baths and it gives you a chance to walk through the area and step back in time. Be sure to stop at the museum where you can explore all the excavated artefacts.
Apollonia was a Greek city in Cyrene in Libya and was one of the most prominent Greek cities. It was later taken over by the Romans, but many of the Greek ruins are still visible today making it a top tourist attraction.
The Medina (old Town) in Tripoli is a wonderful experience where you can soak up the history and culture of the area, try a traditional bath or shop for souvenirs. Surrounded by a wall with three entry gates the Medina is a maze of covered alleys and narrow passages where you can see the traditional architecture, visit the mosques and just enjoy the experience.
Anyone visiting northern Africa should take the time to visit the golden dunes of the Sahara Desert with its stunning oasis towns, the chance to ride a camel and the unique experience of watching the dunes change color as the sun moves overhead.