Cities and Resorts in Tunisia

Hamammet

Hamammet is a European-style resort with pleasant greenery, loved by many bohemians. It successfully combines thalassotherapy centers with their relaxing atmosphere and noisy nightlife.

Beaches

Hamammet has one of the most popular beach areas where you can relax in Tunisia. Off the coast of the resort, tourists can enjoy diving and snorkeling.

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Attractions

Medina of Hamammet is a place where the traditions of the country are felt. The main entrance is through the Market Gate, or Bab el Souk. From the southeast, the Medina is bordered by a cemetery, where there are burials from the time of Early Christianity. Here is the cafe Sidi Bou Khdid, rebuilt from the mausoleum of the same name, the Great Mosque, the historical museum, the Ribat fortress.

Villa Georg Sebastian is the home of the first European who settled here in 1920. Here you can see rare varieties of trees and plants, a pool with columns, visit the house and appreciate the interior decoration. Since 1964, the Amphitheater has been located on the territory of the villa, where every summer the International Cultural Festival takes place, where participants from all over the world come.

Flipper Water Park is suitable for social and family fun and relaxation. There are several slides of varying difficulty and height, pools with different depths.

The amusement park Carthage Land was built in 2003 and is designed for a bright family vacation. It is divided into themed areas with attractions for children and adults. There is a small zoo where birds, fish, camels, tigers, ostriches, ponies, turtles live.

Shopping

To begin with, it is worth visiting the tourist Medina of Yasmina, which sells ceramics, blown glass, lamps, chasing and forging, exotic clothes, jewelry, embroideries and candlesticks. There are large modern stores here, for example, El Hamidia and La Goulette, where they sell fine silk, the Bagdadi pottery and glassware store, as well as the Marrakech boutique with high-quality fur, leather, and wool products.

Hamammet has an antique market, Souk Douz, open on Thursdays. At other times, there is a local market selling fresh fruits and vegetables.

Djerba

Djerba is the country’s southernmost resort, which has a very special charm and a very warm sea. Rest here is rather calm, and the enchanting atmosphere is complemented by amazing ancient sights.

Beaches

The beaches of the island of Djerba are known for the incredible views that open from the coast. The sandy surface here has a creamy hue. The beaches of Djerba have a gentle entrance to the water.

Attractions

The fortress of Gazi Mustafa is one of the most important historical relics of the island. It is located on the waterfront of the capital of Djerba, the city of Houmt Souk.

The Museum of Folk Traditions in Gelal is an ideal place to get acquainted with the unique ancient life of local residents, which differs from the life of residents of other places in the country.

La Ghriba Synagogue is the main synagogue of the country, one of the oldest in North Africa. It is located in the village of Hara-Segira, the majority of whose population is Jewish.

Shopping

In the town of Houmt Souk, you can buy woven carpets, clothes, jewelry, straw products and ceramics. Don’t forget to visit the Libyan market at the El Turk mosque, which sells inexpensive clothes, electrical goods, fabrics, vegetables and fruits, and the local Midoun market.

Shops on the island of Djerba are small shops with the most important goods, such as sunscreen, water, juices, olive oil, vegetables and fruits, chips, island cards, as well as souvenirs and hookahs.

The Al Jazeera store is the only point (besides duty-free) where you can buy alcohol and local wine, handicrafts, oriental sweets, spices, and at affordable prices.

Tunis

Tunis is the capital of the country, interesting primarily for its numerous ancient sights in the city itself and its environs, as well as for its wide shopping opportunities. Staying here is definitely worth it.

Attractions

The capital of the country has the same name with it – Tunisia. Here are attractions such as the Great Mosque (732) and the Bordeaux Museum in a medieval castle. Close to the capital of Tunisia is Carthage, whose ruins are a popular place to visit. There is a museum in Carthage with important objects and documents.

Shopping

Where to relax in Tunisia if you want shopping? Of course, in his capital. Medina of Tunisia is a place where you can buy leather, ceramic and chased products, carpets, jewelry, incense. Nearby is the General supermarket, where travelers usually go to buy local wines and olive oil.

Consumer goods, such as shoes, clothes, books, can be purchased on both sides of Habib Bourguiba Avenue, as well as in the Les Berges du Lac VIP area, where most of the boutiques with European goods are located (the prices for goods are more than affordable).

Tabarka

Tabarka is the northernmost resort with pleasant nature and excellent opportunities for a quiet, contemplative holiday. But lovers of noisy life will not like it here.

Beaches

The beaches in Tabarka are not very popular, but the coastline, convenient entry into the water, a minimum of algae and fine light sand make this place attractive for guests of the country. True, the sea waters here are a little cooler than in the east, and the current is stronger.

Attractions

There are two main attractions in Tabarka, located close to each other. One of them, needle-like rocks about 20-25 meters high at the edge of the surf (an ancient formation of rock with iron from the Miocene era). Another attraction is a fort built in the 16th century on the island of Tabarki (now a peninsula). There are parts of the Tunisian army.

The basilica represents the local architecture. This building appeared in the 19th century thanks to French missionaries, it is based on large arches and quadrangular columns.

A little higher is the French cemetery, which offers amazing views of the harbor. 14 kilometers from the city is the Memorial Cemetery of those killed in World War II, where about half a thousand soldiers are buried.

Shopping

Interesting items and souvenirs can be purchased in the shops of the port of pleasure boats. Coral things are sold in a residential area, good olive oil – in the local market.

It is worth buying one of the products made in the Krumiri Mountains. Cotton and woolen woven carpets and mats, napkins and bags dyed with natural dyes are very popular. Local shops sell ceramics from Senjan in black, red-brown and white.

Gammarth

Gammarth is a large port city in the suburbs of the capital, a great place to combine seaside holidays and business life. Holidays in Tunisia in Gammarth cannot be called calm, but it is suitable for those who, even on vacation, do not want to break away from big cities.

Beaches

The beach areas of Gammarth are not wide, but spacious. The sand cover here is quite shallow, sometimes rocky areas come across on the coast. One half of the beaches are publicly open areas, the other belongs to hotels (therefore, there is equipment in the form of straw umbrellas, mattresses, sun loungers, beach towels are issued).

There are few people on public beaches, as many people prefer to relax at hotels, and the working population is not numerous here. The sea waters near Gammarth are rough due to undercurrents that run into rocky bottom areas, but this does not interfere with relaxation.

Attractions

Gammarth is located 5 kilometers from Carthage, so you can go there on an excursion. The main attractions here include the island of Amiroth, the Punic burial of Tophet, the military and commercial ports, the Byrsa hill (the founding place of Carthage) and the museum, the bath complex of Emperor Antoninus Pius, as well as the quarter of Roman villas.

Do not forget to visit the village of Sidi Bou Said on a hill above the Gulf of Carthage, as well as the palace-estate of Baron Erlange and the house-museum of a wealthy family “Dar Annabi”. In La Marsa, there is the palace-residence of the bey from Turkey, El Abdellia, and a picturesque promenade.

Shopping

In Gammarth, you should pay attention to the handmade art objects of local craftsmen. Near the hotels there are souvenir shops with high-quality interior items, clothes, books. Of interest are copper products with embossing, glass-blowing lamps and dishes. Albums about Tunisia and North Africa are sold in the Mille Feuilles and El Kitab bookstores in La Marse.

Cities and Resorts in Tunisia