The capital of Libya, Tripoli is a key sea port and is the largest city in the country.
It's coastal location has meant Tripoli has and continues to play an important and active role in the country's political and economic history.
The name Tripoli is Greek in origin and means 'Three Cities', indeed there are three gates into the old town.
Indeed, it is a city unique in its design - as the name suggests, it was once three cities in one... hence the Tri-city reference. Steeped in history, Tripoli is also home to a wide range of significant architecture, reflecting Roman, Ottoman, Colonial and contemporary influences in the city over the years.