Tokra is a small village in Eastern Libya, located about 70 kilometres east of Benghazi city. Tokra was one of the five cities of the Greek Pentapolis. The village, suitably located between the mountains and the sea, is a wonderful Libyan village, providing breathtaking scenery and landscape. According to archaeologists, the village is a good example of how a modest Libyan (Berber) settlement would have looked like, and how the majority of ancient locals would have lived.
Tokra was an important export port during the Greek period, which became a busy commercial centre after falling under Roman influence during the fist century BC. The city began to loose its status during the Byzantine period, and by the time it was taken by Ibn Ala’s she was no more.
The 60-meter-long city walls and some of the fortification towers are still in place today. Originally the enclosure had three entrances and housed several important building, such as the Basilica and the Arena.