Beautiful Tunisia overlooks the Mediterranean and is one of those places that very few people might know about, yet those that do try to tell the whole world about it.
Tunisia’s capital is the city of Tunis. It is a beautiful clean city with pretty mosaics and beautiful buildings.
We can assure you that you will experience the people as being friendly, and the one place you just have to visit while you are in Tunis, is the Medina. The Medina of Tunis is a UNESCO World Heritage site and definitely worth a visit. This is shopping heaven for those of us loving to browse through markets and quaint little shops. The very colorful Medina’s narrow alleys are stacked with shops and you’ll find yourself not knowing where to look first. It truly is a shopper’s dream. And don’t worry about getting lost, just keep walking. Enjoy the very clean alleys and the opportunity to explore. You don’t need a tour guide to explore the Medina, but if you want to book one, Get Your Guide (link below) do have trusted guides available. They have loads of information and knowledge about the best things to experience, so it is a great idea to book your own guide.
One of the photo opportunity spots is Dar Lasram, a renovated palace of the medina of Tunis which is located at 24 Tribunal Street.
A few ideas of places to stay in Tunis near the city center:
Only 20 km by road from Tunis, is the pretty town of Sidi Bou Said. I really nice stop for your trip to Tunisia.
A town painted in blue and white with pink and red bougainvillea flowering and trailing up walls. Overlooking the Mediterranean Sea, this town is a favorite tourist stop. When looking at photos, you might think it was taken somewhere in Greece. You’ll find pedestrian streets with loads of souvenir shops and art and craft shops selling beautiful mosaics. I believe most of them stay open well after sunset, so you can explore to your hearts’ content. Some of the ceramic and souvenir shops (just on the main Street) are art in itself inside, so don’t just stroll by. Go in and have a look around. You might be amazed at some of the interior décors of just “ordinary-looking” shops, from outside.
In the main tourist streets, you’ll find some very nice al fresco cafes and restaurants. (Do try the Bambalouni Sidi Bou Said which sells big round ‘ring-shaped’, deep-fried doughnuts drizzled with sugar and/or honey.) And remember to make time to experience the beautiful sunsets over the Mediterranean Sea. Enjoy the views over Tunis from here.
In my opinion Sidi Bou Said is definitely a must-see destination in Tunisia.
There are beautiful places to stay. Have a look at the following links:
It is definitely worth driving from Tunis to Tabarka. This very beautiful coastal town is also a very good option to spend a few nights. 5 Star accommodation we would recommend:
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While in Tabarka, also visit the Fort Génois De Tabarka as well as the Aiguilles of Tabarka.
Looking at the best places to stay in Tabarka:
Tunisia has a beautiful coastline with places like Cap Farina, Cap Blanc and Cap Serrat.
In my opinion if you are looking for a beautiful white sandy beach you have to visit the just as beautiful town of Kelibia. Here you will have a variety of beautiful beaches and eateries to choose from. And for a bit of history you can visit the Kelibia Fort.
Carthage, a costal suburb of Tunisia’s capital, Tunis, is known for its ancient archaeological sites.
Video below: Flight landing in Carthage
Visit the El Jem archeological museum and the ancient Roman Amphitheatre. (The amphitheater was built around 238 AD.) In my opinion it is almost like visiting the world famous colosseum, but in Africa.
Known as “the town in Tunisia that inspired Star Wars”, it is famous for its fortified cave-like houses of the native Berber community. These houses were originally designed in this way for protection and it was a way of keeping cool.
Today it is a popular destination for film makers.
Ksar Ouled Soltane is a fortified granary that is located in the Tataouine and it featured in the film Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace