Libya, officially the State of Libya, is a country in North Africa. It is located in the Maghreb region, bordered by the Egypt to the east, Sudan to the southeast, Chad and Niger to the south, Algeria and Tunisia to the west, and the Mediterranean Sea to the north. It occupies an area of almost 1.8 million km2, making it the fourth largest country in Africa and the 17th largest country in the world. Over 90% of Libya is desert or semi-desert. The capital and largest city is Tripoli.
Where to go
Leptis Magna - Discover one of the most spectacular and unspoiled Roman ruins in the Mediterranean in Al Khums, Libya. Leptis Magna, also known as Lectis Magna, was a prominent city of the Roman Empire. The ruins are located on the coast where the Wadi Lebda meets the sea, about 130 km east of Tripoli, and is a designated UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Red Castle Museum - Red Castle Museum, also known as Alhamra Museum or Archaeological Museum of Tripoli, is the national museum of Libya. Established in 1919, the museum covers 5,000 years from prehistory to the independence revolution (1953) era. The exhibits are separated according to distinct selections, such as the Prehistory of the Libyan region, Ancient Libya tribes and traditions, Libyan culture during the Phoenician–Punic–Greek–Roman Libya–Byzantine–Ottoman Tripolitania-era traditions, Islamic architecture, and the Natural history of the Libyan region.
Tripoli Zoo - The Tripoli Zoo is both a zoological garden and botanical garden located south of the city centre of Tripoli. It is a large reserve of plants, trees, and open green spaces, and is currently the largest zoo in Libya.
Istanbul is only a short flight away from Libya. The capital of Turkey offers plenty of tourist attractions, the best known ones being Aya Sofya (formerly Hagia Sophia), Topkapi Palace, Sultan Ahmet Camii (Blue Mosque), Basilica Cistern, and the ancient Hippodrome. There are also flights from Libya to certain cities in Egypt, Niger, Morocco, and Sudan.
Unfortunately, there are no direct flights to long-haul destinations from Libya's main international airport. There are connecting flights to other parts of the world from the airports in Istanbul and Morocco.
How to get out
The largest international airport in Libya is Tripoli International Airport, located in the town of Ben Ghashir. The airport was served by many airlines, including Libyan Airlines, Afriqiyah Airways, Buraq Air, Tunisair, and EgyptAir, but all flights were suspended as of August 2014 when the airport closed due to the 2014 Libyan Civil War. The alternative airport in use is Mitiga International Airport, also the only airport currently serving Tripoli. It is served by Libyan Airlines, Afriqiyah Airways, and Buraq Air, and offers flights to Borg El Arab Airport in Alexandria (Egypt), Istanbul Atatürk Airport in Istanbul (Turkey), Mohammed V International Airport in Casablanca (Morocco), Diori Hamani International Airport in Niamey (Niger), and Khartoum International Airport in Khartoum (Sudan).
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