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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. 


Maybe Tunisia is Africa’s hidden gem.


“Tunisia, officially the Republic of Tunisia, is a country in the Maghreb region of North Africa, covering 163,610 square kilometers. Its northernmost point, Cape Angela, is also the northernmost point on the African continent.” – Wikipedia

Most Beautiful Coastal Town Sidi Bou Said Tunis Africa


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.

Where to stay in Tunis

A few ideas of places to stay in Tunis near the city center:

Most Beautiful places to visit Tunis in Tunisia

Travel Tips for your trip to Tunis

  • Only use trusted transport options.  Don’t just jump in any taxi.  
  • If possible try and book ready-made holiday packages with trusted tour operators in Tunis.  Or book your accommodation with one of our links, which you know is also a trusted business partner.
  • Being part of a tour group is fun and you get inside info that you otherwise would not have known.  There are fabulous Cultural Tours you can book to experience what Tunis is all about.  Discover the best places to eat, why things are being done as they are, and many more exciting experiences.

Sidi Bou Said

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.

Café des Délices:  The photo above is of one of the most published photo spots in Tunisia.  Definitely an Instagram and selfie photo spot.

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.

Where to stay in Sidi Bou Said

There are beautiful places to stay.  Have a look at the following links:

Charming villa in the heart of Sidi Bou Said
Charming villa in the heart of Sidi Bou Said
Dar Indigo
Dar Indigo
Les Jardins du Phare de Sidi Bou Said
Les Jardins du Phare de Sidi Bou Said


Tabarka Tunisia
Photo:  The Wave Restaurant at the La Cigale Tabarka Hotel.
Visit Tabarka

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:

The beachfront La Cigale Tabarka Hotel

the wave la cigaletabarka

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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:


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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

Tunisia amphitheatre

El Jem

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


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