The region enjoys a typical Mediterranean climate—more temperate climate than the interiors of the country. The impact of the desert keeps the climate dry with very hot summers and pleasant winters. Rainfall is minimal.
Sabratah was one of the three ancient cities of Tripoli; the closest one. Its port was developed more than 2,500 years ago, and it was used as a trading post for the surrounding areas to ship their products ... More to other areas of the world.
The region flourished under the governance of the Byzantine Empire but after a brief Arabic reign its importance as a trading port waned to a non-significant village.
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