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Libya Hotel Selection

The choice of hotels in Libya is endless and those detailed below are recommendations only. We can book most hotels throughout Libya, so please contact us if you would like alternative hotels.


A former royal residence, Dar Arkno is a villa in a quiet street approximately ten minutes’ walking distance from Tripoli city centre and Green Square. There is a comfortable lounge with large screen TV, traditional lounge with cushioned floor seating, kitchen/diner, patio and small garden.

Located opposite the Aurelian Arch on a traffic free square right in the heart of the medina. The Zameet Boutique Hotel is a beautiful traditional hotel with a fantastic location.


The Dar Arkno ia a newly-built guest house/villa approximately ten minutes’ walking distance from the old town. Guests enjoy unlimited free soft drinks, tea and coffee during their stay. 

The Dar Sahara Hotel in Ghadames is a lovely hotel was designed in the Berber style and completed in 2004. 

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Libya Hotel Selection
Libya Brochure download
Foreign office travel advice

Libya’s Qaddafi: The Politics of Contradiction, published by University Press of Florida in 1998
Libya: Lost Sites of the Roman Empire, published by Konemann in 1998
South from Barbary: Along the Slave Routes of the , published by Flamingo in 2002
Libya, published by Berlitz pocket guide in 2006
Libya, published by Lonely Planet in 2007
Libya, published by Culture Smart! in 2008

VISA REQUIREMENTS (UK Passport holders only)




In connection with our tours we offer the option of visa upon arrival. If you have an Israeli visa stampled in your passport, you will not be granted entry into Libya.


The climate in Libya is typically mediterranean in the coastal region with maximum summer temeratures of 32 C mark whilst winter temperatures can vary between 3 C and 21 C with some rain to be expected. Summer in the Sahara is very hot indeed and temeratu  

For up to date weather details try BBC weather

Dec Feast of Sacrifice
Dec/Jan Islamic New Year
Jan Ashoura
Jul/Aug Ascension of the Prophet
Jul-23 Revolution Day
Jun-11 Evacuation Day
Mar/Apr Prophet's Birthday
Mar-02 Jamahiriya Day
Mar-28 British Evacuation Day
Oct-07 Italian Evacuation Day
Ramadan Muslim holy month of fasting varies from year to year. During Ramadan, sites and museums are subject to reduced opening hours
Sep-01 National Day

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