The place is called Leptis Magna, and it’s on the coast 75 miles east of Tripoli. One thing that didn’t come out during 2011’s blanket press coverage of the Libya revolution was the fact that the North African nation has the absolute best Roman ruins anywhere, outside of Rome itself.
Short-term tourists (some staying just mere hours) tend to invade the city en masse, take up space and use up resources, yet contribute little to the economy. While Dubrovnik deals with its popularity problems, consider exploring the culturally diverse and historically intriguing neighbor to the north.
The Land of Fire and Ice is home to innumerable streams, springs, rivers, and lakes that make for incredibly relaxing settings to soak in. Traveling farther afield not only means fewer people in the pools but also increases your chances of catching sight of the aurora borealis.