Residents of the Port of Benghazi are very friendly people, but very few of them speak English. Due to the alphabet used, it is hard for Westerners to read public signs. As in any devout Muslim city, women should cover themselves and dress modestly out of respect for local customs. Tourists need to get a permit from the local tourist office in order to leave the city.
The Port of Benghazi’s Mediterranean climate has mild winters and warm dry summers. However, there are not many tourists in the Port of Benghazi. The major activity for visitors is shopping, and many great bargains are available.
Travelers who want to visit the Port of Benghazi and northeastern Libya by sea can find a list of scheduled cruises by searching for “Benghazi” on the Cruise Compete website.