Al Khums, Libya

Al Khums is a city in northwestern Libya on the Mediterranean Sea, about 97 kms southeast of Tripoli. Tourism is an important industry here with the famous Roman city of Leptis Magna 3 km east of the town. These magnificent ruins have deservedly earned a reputation of having the most complete and impressive Roman ruins in the whole of North Africa.

Al-Khoms has a few of its Ottoman and Italian buildings left. Along the eastern part of the city, there is a popular beach.

Things to See & Do

* Leptis Magna
* Architecture
* Beach
* Umsallata Souk - market

General Information

Cruise Season – Feb to Dec
Currency – Libyan dinar (LYD)
Language – Arabic, Italian, English
Population – 235,000 approx.
Electricity – 2 round pins European style
Time - GMT/UTC plus two hours
International Country Telephone Code – +218

Port Location – The port is located 1km from the centre of Al Khums.

Travel Links – Tripoli is served by most major European and Arab airlines and of course by Libyan Airlines which uses the airport as its main hub. Essentially one may expect daily flights to/from most major European international airports such as Heathrow, Paris CDG, Frankfurt, Amsterdam, Rome and multiple weekly flights to/from Milan, Manchester, Vienna, Alexandria, etc.

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