Where To Go On Holiday In Tunisia
If you're in search of a bit of rest and relaxation then the country's coastline throws up a world of opportunity. Tunisia's first tourist destination, Hammamet, is a great mix of beach, water sports and historic city. Take time to explore the walled city centre, marvel at the single-story architecture and treat yourself to some beautiful jasmine which the city is famed for.
The up-market resort of Port El Kantaoui south of Hammamet sports a harbour lined with luxury yachts and the white buildings of the city provide a dazzling backdrop. For the golf enthusiast there are a few courses to pick from, including a 36-hole PGA approved championship course. Water sport enthusiasts can have their fill too with the variety on offer including paragliding and water skiing. The centre is lined with cobblestone streets and hosts a Medina too.
Neighbouring Sousse offers a more traditional Tunisian feel, and its Medina is a UNESCO world heritage site. Here you'll find souks, the Ribat Castle and the Carthaginian catacombs making it an altogether more vibrant place to holiday. And if that fails to convince you then its gorgeous sandy beaches and enviable Mediterranean climate will.
Located in the Golf of Gabes off the coast of Tunisia, the island of Djerba is famed for its fantastic beaches, serene countryside and awe-inspiring sunsets. By day you can explore the Houmt Souk, a crocodile farm and Ras Rmel for a spot of flamingo watching.
For those wanting to explore the real Tunisia then the capital Tunis provides a great place to start. The city is home to many attractions such as the magnificent illuminated clock tower and Porte de France Sea Gate, and you can enjoy incredible views over the city from certain buildings, lose yourself in colourful souks, explore the food market of Halfaouire and take a walking tour of the Medina to breathe in all the culture on offer. Outside of the old town you'll discover that Tunis is a dynamic and evolving city, and the downtown area boasts a National Opera House, an impressive skyline of modern and traditional building and Belvedere Park with its Museum of Modern Art and zoo to boot.
Set slightly inland, Kairouan (dubbed the Islamic Cultural Capital) is a UNESCO protected city and is well worth a visit, if only to admire the impressive Mosque of Uqba. And for an altogether memorable experience book yourself on to a Sahara Desert trek, camping under the stars, enjoying traditional cuisine by camp fire and riding a camel over breathtaking golden dunes.