Derna (Darnah) is a charming small town and the gateway to eastern Libya. Tours include Tobruk, which was the scene of some of the most prolonged fighting in North Africa during World War II. British, French and German cemeteries are all to be found nearby. Alternatively spend a memorable day in the ancient city of Cyrene to view the excavations including the fountain and sanctuary of Apollo, the upper city, a large 2nd century house with fine mosaics and the centre of the Roman town, in which stands a huge Doric column from the late 6th century BC. Also take the chance to visit the old Greek port of Apollonia - part of which has disappeared due to landslides. However, there still remain churches, a theatre carved into the rocks and ancient public baths.
Visitors to Libyan ports should be aware that the local laws are very strict on certain issues - Israeli nationals, Israeli newspapers and magazines and Israeli stamps in your passport are not welcome. Alcohol is banned onshore and cannot be served onboard while in port. The dress code is conservative and females should avoid showing bare legs and shoulders.
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