The country is best known for its ancient Greek and Roman ruins and Sahara desert landscapes. Cultural tourism is Libya’s biggest draw as a tourism destination. *Tripoli – The largest city and capital. *Ghadamis (map) — an oasis town, the old part of which is inscribed on UNESCO World Heritage List, on the border with Algeria near the southern tip of Tunisia
There are five UNESCO World Heritage Sites in the country, three of which are classical ruins. The Roman cities of Sabratha and Leptis Magna in Western Libya and the Greek ruins of Cyrene in the East are big tourist attractions. The Roman city of *Sabratha lies 80 km (50 mi) west of the capital Tripoli. *Leptis Magna (map) is the largest Roman city in Libya, and its ruins are some of the most complete and best preserved in the Mediterranean, providing Libya’s biggest tourist attraction.
The Sahara desert represents more than 92% of the Libyan territories and is an important Libyan resource with many tourist attraction landmarks.
Travel in Libya remains dangerous.