Day 1: Arrive in Tripoli airport and meeting with our deputy then transfer to hotel.
Day 2: Tripoli – Sabratha - Benghazi.
Departure to Sabratha, it was selected as an Emporium, or trading post, by the Phoenician merchant. Sabratha holds one of the magnificent and interesting Roman Theaters and one of the most splendid mosaics of the Byzantine period. Sabratha as we see it nowadays is first and foremost a creation of the Roman genius for building cities. The Roman developed the commercial potential of Sabratha by using the port as an outlet for a trade route running through Ghadames to Central Africa. Ivory, Slaves and wild animals constituted the bulk of the traffic. Our visit will include, Mausoleum of Bes, discovered by Italian Antonio Di Vita as late as 1962 and dated back to the 2nd century B.C, to the South Forum Temple dated to 160 A.D, to the Basilica of Apoleius known as the Forum Basilica transformed in Christian Church. We continue our tour with the forum the center of the social life, and Anton Temple built in 90-95 dedicated to the joint Emperor Marcus Aurellus.
Then we'll come to the site to include the Basilica of Justinian, to the Curia, the baths, the Temple Os Isis, sunrise and sunset at Sabratha’s are solitary, bewitching. Without watchman tourists, the city breathes deeply and one respects the stillness, finishing with the mite of Sabratha’s theater the most notable Roman building of Sabratha dated to 175-200 A.D; facing the semi-circular triple-triered auditorium stands the great scaenae fronts, 25m high and composed of 108 Corinthian columns arranged in three storey which follow the gentle curves of the free apses that contain the three doorways familiar from Roman Theaters all over the Empire. Transfer into the fascinating Libyan desert through the Nafusa Mountain, stopping along the way at Nalut and visiting the Berber castle where Berbers used to store their grain and oil during their long transfers to new lands looking for water and vegetation, return to Tripoli, then flight to Benghazi overnight in hotel.
Day 3: Benghazi – Ptolemais - Qaser Libya - Albayda.
Breakfast, departure to Ptolemais; the city was found in the 3rd century BC and a port for the city of Barce, Ptolemais became capital of the province of Libya. Superior in the time of Diocletian and Capital of the Pentapolis around the 5th century A.D. The site present itself in a very modest way, however its very interesting and romantic, we start our visit with the Museum which host some of Ptolamais monuments like the 4 season mosaic and the fountain of the 6 dancing Menagi, move to the site where we find the remains of Arch of Constantine 311-312 A.D. the Columns Palace the most famous building in Ptolemais dated between the 2nd – 1st century B.C with an area of 37x1164m (6000 sq m) from which you already admired the mosaic of the Medusa during your visit to museum.
Continue towards the great cisterns a big complex of 15 cisterns; 4 to the north, 4 to the south, 3 to the west, 3 to the east and one central, 6 m deep and 5 millions 4 hundred thousand cubic m of water which arrives through a channel 25 km away from the city, finish of the visit, lunch at the site restaurant. Drive to Qaser Libya known the old Olbia as it had been referred to in the Sinesio (Bishop of Cyrene) letters in 5th century AD and was the residence of its bishop. It has two churches of a great religious interest. The western is known for its extraordinary architecture and eastern for its splendid 50 mosaics places (the originally came from the floor of western Basilica and depict a wide and interesting range of subject. The panels are in a beautiful condition and one of them depicts the only existing representation of the Pharos - lighthouse of Alexandria - one of the seven a wonders of the ancient world) later in the Turkish period the eastern church has been transformed into a fort, continue to Albyda city dinner and overnight in the hotel.
Day 4: Albyda – Cyrene – Apollonia – Benghazi.
Breakfast, departure for the excursion of the city of Cyrene, the history of the founding as Greek immigrants from Island (modern Santorin) has been handed to us as a mixture of legend and historical tradition. The date of this event is 631 B.C. king Battus the first ruled for 40 years over his tiny immigrant community wisely and moderately, Cyrene has been through different eras from the republican era 414B.C to Ale