Country Nr 27 – Libya – dangerous beauty

Country 27/196: Libya
Destinations: Tripoli and Leptis Magna
Due to political tensions and civil unrest, most governments advise against traveling to Libya. And even though we managed to find a window of relative stability, we must also advise against it.
The situation in the country is still not stable, but life goes on in Tripoli and in the rest of the country. And what a country it is! ♥ The place where the Mediterranean meets the Arabic. Libya has so much to offer – kind people, amazing architecture, great food, so much history, and culture and even one of the most beautiful and best-preserved Roman archeological sites. The only thing it lacks is peace. Wishing you all the best, lovely Libya!

Things to see and things to do

We have visited some of Tripoli’s top attractions, such as the famous Marcus Aurelius Arch, Martyrs’ Square, Red Castle Museum, Gurgi Mosque, Museum of Libya, and of course the spectacular ruins of Leptis Magna. Other notable destinations in Libya include:
  • Gabal El Uweinat
  • Jebel Akhdar
  • Gaberoun
  • Nafusa Mountains

Libya, we wish you peace and love, from the bottom of our hearts! ♥

Where to stay

Tourism is currently non-existent in Libya. However, there are some hotels and other accommodation options to be found in Tripoli, but you have to contact a travel agency to make all the necessary arrangements. Note: Do not travel to Libya until the political situation stabilizes.

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Due to severe political tensions, it is currently impossible to acquire a tourist visa. Therefore, visitors must obtain a visa from one of the Libyan diplomatic missions. This process can be long, complicated, and rather expensive. Accommodation, food, and transportation can only be acquired through a travel agency. Currently, there is a shortage of travel agencies, therefore their services are quite expensive.

Best time to visit

Until the political situation in Libya stabilizes, there is no good time to visit the country. Weather-wise, the best time to visit is during the spring (March-May) and autumn (September-December).

Environmental issues

In Libya, the depletion of underground water as a result of overuse in agriculture is a major environmental issue. The Great Manmade River Project, currently under development to transport water from large aquifers under the Sahara Desert to coastal cities, is the world’s most extensive water supply project. Water pollution due to untreated sewage, oil, and industrial wastewater is also a pressing concern threatening the nation’s coastal and marine ecosystems. Freshwater resources in the country are scarce with only about 68% of people living in rural areas having access to pure drinking water. Severe desertification of existing fertile areas causing hunger and biodiversity loss is being combated by the planting of trees as windbreaks.


Found lots of LOVE in Libya. 😉 ♥

Honeymoon rating of the visited destinations: N/A

Libya is an incredibly beautiful country with amazing potential, however, at the moment it is not safe for tourists.

* Note: This is NOT a general rating of the country, it is merely our personal opinion of the mentioned site(s) as honeymoon destinations, based on the level of tourism development, the number and quality of romantic and adventurous activities and sites it offers, and safety. We strongly believe that every country is beautiful in its own way, they may simply be more or less honeymoon oriented/friendly.

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