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Address: Al Bayda, Libya
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The site of a once-prosperous Greek colony with a vast necropolis.

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Just amazing!

Ancient Greek and Roman ruins, unspoiled, not crowded. The climate in the Green Mountains is great. As another reviewer said, you can walk all day and not see it all. It's an... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 31 July 2016
ExPatinNica
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Managua
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Managua
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2016

Ancient Greek and Roman ruins, unspoiled, not crowded. The climate in the Green Mountains is great. As another reviewer said, you can walk all day and not see it all. It's an experience you will never forget.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 June 2016 via mobile

I arrived in sharm on the 2nd off July 😊😊😊 one of my best holidays yet ....... On my arrival at the airport I was met by my driver Salah who then took me on to my hotel the Cyrene Resort .... On my arrival there I was given a drink and was checked in quickly ..... The reception told... More 

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Philippines
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2015

I've been in Shahat (the popular name for Cyrene in Libya) in 2012 few months after the civil war in 2011. This historical place was a little bit far from Benghazi but the road trip was worth it. I hadn't known that Libya was part of the old world and trying to research Shahat before the trip, I came across... More 

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Benghazi, Libya
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2013

amazing Roman and Greek ruins in such a large area with good atmosphere, you can walk for the whole day and still can not see everything, some bad additives are there like Apollo`s fountain which is disfigured with the new!! pipes!!!, but in general it is a must see place in this part of the world which is not expected.

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8 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2012

If you are traveling from Benghazi, Cyrene or popularly known to us as Shahat is a two hours drive away with stop over by the bridge with a view and a must stop at the New Al MArj hospital for Photo opportunity with friends. If you are fascinated with stories of the Greeks and Roman Gods and Goddesses this is... More 

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George, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2012

Hundreds of years ago people like us lived in this most "developed" circumstances not far from where queen Cleopatra ( Kilopatra) has had a bath/pool in the Mediterrean Sea. The little city of Cerene (Shahat), full of Italian/Greek methology is "alive" and pulses hope in a country that gives its first steps towards liberation, freedom and responsible self interest. This... More 

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Malta
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 June 2012

All the delegates present during the first international conference on Water Resources of Al Jabal Al Akhdar: Reality & Prospective5 -7 June 2012 organized by University of Omar Al Mokhtar Faculty of Natural Resources & Environmental Sciences Al Baiyda Libya supported the following resolution read by Key note speaker Prof Dr Bindra who is UNEP- WED celebrations coordinator in Libya.... More 

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Tripoli
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 May 2012

Libya has much to offer in the way of Roman/Greek Ruins, and Cyrene (or Cyrenica) is one of those sites to behold! It was a large city, and it was neat to walk the old streets and see the former buildings. Much church history is there as well. A large portion of the ancient city of Cyrene is still yet... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2011

Although not properly looked after in any way, this is possibly the most remarkable archaeological site I have ever visited.

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Kennebunk, Maine
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2011

Americans have only been allowed entry to Libya since June 2010 and this privilege is subject to change, so check on your current status. I was on the cruise ship M/V Discovery. We docked in Benhazi and traveled by bus to the Global Heritage site Cyrene to visit the ruins of the city founded by Greeks which was later a... More 

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