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Key information: Cyrene

    Wandering the ruins of this great ancient city is a fascinating and moving experience.

Walkopedia rating

  • Walkopedia rating86
  • Beauty30
  • Natural interest6
  • Human interest18
  • Charisma32
  • Negative points0
  • Total rating86

Vital Statistics

  • Length: Variable
  • Maximum Altitude: N/A
  • Level of Difficulty: Straightforward
Cyrene: © Flickr user Joe Pyrek


Cyrene was one of the principal cities in the Hellenic world; under the Roman Empire, it continued as a great centre until it was struck by a huge earthquake in AD 365. Once given by Mark Anthony to Cleopatra, Cyrene has been the subject of legend for millennia.

The site contains three complexes: the sanctuary of Apollo, the Acropolis and the Agora, and also has a vast necropolis complex.

Wandering here is a fascinating and moving experience.

Pick your seasons carefully – roasting hot in summer.

Sadly, Libya is, as of writing (2020), unsafe to visit. Check the current situation carefully.

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Cyrene: © Flickr user joepyrek

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Cyrene: Greek Temple of Zeus at Cyrene - © Flickr user Tranvcoa Travel

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Cyrene: Greek theater at Cyrene - © Flickr user Trancoa Travel ...

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