Tripoli remains the most visited tourist destination in the country. This ancient city was founded by Phoenicians more than 2,500 years ago. There is still an ancient historical quarter with low-rise stone houses. Old mosques make Tripoli even more attractive and colorful and loud bazaars add a special charm. Here, visitors can see the beautiful Gurgi Mosque and the Karamanli Mosque that is one of the oldest in the city. Besides interesting museums, there are many artisan workshops that attract numerous tourists.
Leptis Magna is an ancient town that was founded during the reign of the Roman Empire. This is another interesting destination for everyone who likes excursions. Nowadays, tourists visit this town to see various antique attractions such as an old fort and a gorgeous 70-meter-tall amphitheater. Centuries ago, this amphitheater hosted many spectacular events. During a stroll in the town, visitors can admire beautiful old sculptures, basilicas, and even a complex of ancient thermal springs.
Near Tolmeita, a small village in modern Libya, there are ruins of the ancient city of Ptolemais. Here, visitors can explore the ruins of a beautiful palace that was built in the 1st century BC. It is a miracle that this gorgeous two-story palace has survived until our times. Even 2,000 years later, gorgeous mosaics and drawings decorate the walls of the palace. Visitors have an opportunity to enter one of the oldest palaces in the world and see precious artifacts that are kept inside it. There is a magnificent historic street near the palace, which is decorated with old sculptures and fountains.