5. Leptis Magna, Libya

This is one of the only completely preserved Roman cities in the world. It is a great place to soak up the history of an ancient civilisation. Like a typical Roman city there is a gigantic Amphitheatre with a seating capacity for hundreds. Other sites to see are the Hadrianic Bath which has steps leading into these large rectangular pools and the Severan Basilica which is made of red stone. One of the great things about this being one of the lesser known tourist attractions is that there a fewer visitors than in places like Rome, Egypt and Caesarea – means you get to explore ancient ruins at your leisure.