Tunisia is a sunny country in North Africa. There you can find everything to have an unforgettable holiday or a memorable business meeting full of positive emotions.

Nature of Tunisia strikes with its contrasts: the calm Mediterranean Sea blends with the hot Sahara Desert, and dense coniferous forests with majestic Atlas mountains. Moreover, the country features amazing tourist attractions. By the way, not many people know that there are more UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Tunisia than in Egypt. In Tunisia travelers can emerge in history and then get some more impressions by enjoying an unforgettable beach holiday at one of the country’s popular resorts.


Which Resort to Choose?

Every year many tourists from all over the world come to Tunisia to go sightseeing and soak up the sun on really great local beaches on the Mediterranean coast.

Sousse, Hammamet, Nabeul, Monastir, and Djerba – all these and other tourist resorts of the country have some peculiar features. However, everywhere tourists will find warm welcome from hospitable locals, various hotels for any budget and any preferences and thalassotherapy centers that offer treatment courses which are unique in terms of healing effect and popular far beyond the country.


It’s a little resort and one of the oldest cities in Tunisia founded by the Phoenicians long before the current era.

Bizerte is a city with a long and rich history which dates back to pirate times, French colonization and the arrival of the western military fleet of White Russia in 1920. There are lots of places to visit there: an Arab medina and an old port, the fort of the Ottoman Empire time and an Orthodox Church.

The beaches in Bizerte are marvelous sandy and gently sloping ones which are perfect for family holidays with children. The sand is white and fine, the sea is clean.

Ten kilometers away from the city there’s the northernmost point of Africa, cape Ras ben Sakka. And a unique lake Ichkeul with fresh and salt water is located twenty kilometers away from Bizerte.


It’s one of the most picturesque resorts in Tunisia, which is located in the north-west of the country. The name of this city is derived from the Berber "heather country", and even now you can taste the famous heather honey there.

Inhale the scents of a forest, which the air is full of. Tabarka is famous for its forest landscapes but travelers will also appreciate the romantic rocky ledges towering over the sea.

The main advantage of Tabarka is its magnificent golden beaches. The sea is crystal-clear, the beaches are never crowded, making the place a paradise for relaxation. Moreover, the annual Jazz Festival takes place there. It’s held in the old Roman basilica and attended by jazz artists from all over the world. It’s sure that not only jazz music lovers will like such a big event.


It’s a resort, located in the suburbs of the capital, it’s extremely convenient to go on tours to famous tourist attractions from there. You can get to the capital from there not only by bus or taxi, but also by metro, by Tunis-Gammarth route.

Legendary Carthage and Sidi Bou Said − the blue-and-white city of artists, musicians and poets, the Bardo Museum with a rich collection of ancient artifacts and the Medina of Tunis which is an old Arab city listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site are all ten to thirty minutes away from Gammarth.

There is a luxury yacht port and a large golf course, a private beach and even a forest. This is a prestigious resort, there are many fashionable hotels and residences there.


СThe capital of the state of almost the same name, the political, economic and cultural center of Tunisia. This is a city of contrasts, where ancient history interconnects with modernity, African motifs − with European ones, so travelers sometimes can find it difficult to understand in which era and on which continent they are now.

The main tourist attraction in Tunis is the medina of the city which is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It’s an old Arab city with palaces and bazaars that look like the ones from One Thousand and One Nights fairy tales. There’s Al-Zaytuna Mosque, the main one in Tunis, and a beautiful Hammouda Pacha Mosque. In the bazaar you can buy essential oils, hookah tobacco, national clothes and fabrics. At the former slave market they sell silver and gold jewelry.

There are many museums and parks in the city, the main street runs between the medina and the bay, this is one of the most picturesque places in the capital.


The "citrus capital" of Tunisia, which is also considered to be the capital of ceramics. Nabeul's agriculture relies on oranges, lemons, and the bitter orange. Nabeul is also known in Tunisia and abroad for its handicraft that consists of artistic pottery, especially painted dishes as well as for wall tiles.

Grombalia, the center of Tunisian winemaking, is located not far from Nabeul. While taking a tour to the local winery, you can taste various types of red, white, rosé and even grey wine, samples of which receive awards at prestigious international competitions. It’s also easy to get from Nabeul to Hammamet with its famous sights and entertainment facilities.

The beaches of Nabeul are comfortable sandy gently sloping ones which are perfect for family holidays.


It’s one of the most popular resort towns in Tunisia where people came to enjoy the sun and the sea even at the times of the Roman Empire. There you can walk through the narrow streets of an old Arab medina and attend the Hammamet International Festival at Villa Sebastian, where classical and modern music virtuosos and dancers from all over the world perform.

There are many thalassotherapy centers in Hammamet, people come there to improve their health. But entertainment facilities in the town are also on top: there’s Yasmine Hammamet tourist area with such theme parks as Carthage Land, Aqualand, Ali Baba and Aladdin, as well as nightclubs, discos and restaurants. Moreover, there’s a port called Marina Yasmine Hammamet from where you can go on a boat trip or just enjoy the ambiance of the Tunisian Mediterranean while having a walk by numerous yachts.

Don’t forget about the beaches which are just lovely there. The sea is crystal-clean and there’s almost no jellyfish.

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It’s a town in the north-east of Tunisia and the international airport of the same name, which is one of the largest in Africa. The airport mostly serves charter flights from European countries but there are also domestic flights for travelers who head to the Djerba Island.

Enfidha features the ambiance of a unique combination of original African culture with the colour of a former French colony and modernity.

You can learn about the history of the town during a visit to the local museum of ancient history. Also, adventure lovers will definitely find it interesting to visit authentic Berber villages located near Enfidha.


It’s the third largest city in Tunisia and one of the country's main resorts. People from all over the world come to the local thalasso centers to take treatment courses with eco-friendly products of the sea that improves health.

Comfortable gently sloping sandy beaches are perfect to really enjoy the sea. However, history lovers will also like traveling there as the medina of the city is included in the UNESCO World Heritage Site list. It’s a well–preserved old Arab city with romantic narrow streets, surrounded by a powerful fortress wall, and it’s not the only one local attraction.

In Sousse, you can play golf and go diving, visit clubs and restaurants, or swing by one of the largest and most impressive 3D museums in the world. There are leisure activities to suit all tastes.

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It’s the birthplace of Tunisia's first president and the fighter for the country’s independence, Habib Bourguiba. It’s a must-visit city for history lovers as a tour to the Arab fortress Ribat will definitely strike a chord in the heart. It was believed that anyone who had served in the fortress for at least a few days and was buried near its walls, secured a place in paradise.

The Bourguiba mausoleum, an old mosque, medina with its bustling bazaars where you can buy spices and herbs, incense and Tunisian sweets – this is not a full list of places which are worth visiting when arriving in Monastir.

Moreover, the touristic zone Skanes Monastir is a great place for beach holidays. Bananas, jet skis, water scooters, parasailing or discos under the starry sky of North Africa – everyone will find a suitable activity.

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It’s a small resort town with marvelous beaches. Mahdia is a great place for relaxation as the main pleasures at that resort are tasty food, strolls along the sea, thalassotherapy courses and beach zen.

Moreover, beautiful Mahdia features some other zests. For example, the Skifa Kahla which is a fortification of the 10th century that was used as the main fort to protect the access to the town. Or the fortress Borj El Kebir from where you can enjoy a breathtaking view of the town. There’s also an archeological museum that is definitely worth visiting because it houses really unique artifacts.

Anyway, if tourists in Mahdia still want to experience the nightlife in Tunisia, it won’t be difficult at all. They can take a train from there to Sousse, another Tunisian resort where there are entertainment facilities to suit all tastes.

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An island located in the Gulf of Gabes, off the Mediterranean coast of Tunisia. It’s a real paradise for fishermen, beach and kiteboarding lovers – there are plenty of opportunities to practice this kind of sport on Djerba.

Moreover, there you can take thalassotherapy courses, it’s a perfect place to recharge your batteries. Essential oils, marine mud, algae and, of course, sea water are used in treatment. Natural products and the skills of thalassotherapy professionals guarantee the effectiveness of the treatment.

However, traveling to Djerba will be not just beneficial for your health but interesting and full of positive emotions as well. The island boasts interesting sights: underground mosques, the oldest Jewish synagogue, potteries where real masterpieces are produced, a fortress and much more.

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The city is called the capital of oases and it’s located in a very unusual place. Near Tozeur there’s Chott el Djerid, a large salt lake that looks fantastic: there some episodes of George Lucas' Star Wars saga were filmed.

The beauty of this place is literally mesmerizing, the dried-up areas of Chott el Djerid, covered with a salt crust, shimmer in the sun and the most beautiful scenery can be admired at dawn, at sunrise.

In addition to the salt lake, there are some other attractions in Tozeur. The city is noted for its yellow/brownish brickwork as well as its patterns in geometric designs which form the facades of most buildings. The ornaments can also be seen on the famous local carpets. The city is surrounded by palm groves, which are irrigated with spring waters. Some of those springs are mineral ones.


It’s a town known as the "gateway to the Sahara", which was an important stop on the trans-Saharan caravan routes in previous times. Every year Douz hosts the International Festival of the Sahara, a four-day celebration of traditional desert culture that features traditional music and dancing, poetry readings, camel wrestling, and racing of horses and salukis. The festival is attended by lots of travelers who taste the dishes of Tunisian cuisine and watch various performances.

The Museum of the Sahara in Douz is really worth visiting. The exposition showcases displays on traditional nomadic desert culture of the Berber people: how to pitch tents, brand camels or make carpets. Anyway, the main tourist attraction is the vast and majestic Desert. Douz is a starting point for desert treks by camel, motorcycle, or four-wheel-drive vehicle.

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Which Places to Visit?

The number of historic sites in Tunisia is just striking. The most famous one among them is probably the ruins of ancient Carthage: do you remember the famous ancient Roman conclusion "Carthage must be destroyed"?

However, those who haven’t been to Tunisia yet, have nothing to worry about: they didn’t manage to wipe Carthage out, and nowadays numerous guided tours are made to the place which is included in the UNESCO World Heritage Site List.

Another tourist attraction from the UNESCO list is magnificent Dougga. There are numerous objects that are worth seeing three, the most fascinating ones of them are the Capitol, the Thermes of Cyclopes, the Arch of Septimius Severus, and the only preserved building of Numidian culture, the mausoleum of Ataban.

The Medina of Tunis, the capital of the country, is also included in the UNESCO list. It’s an old Arab city where hundreds of historical and cultural sites are preserved. The Medina features a unique architectural ensemble and a real ambiance of an Oriental fairy tale.

Another UNESCO–protected site in Tunisia is the Amphitheatre of El Jem, a grand building which is just slightly smaller in size than the Roman Colosseum, and the walls of which look better than those of its Italian counterpart. Moreover, don’t forget about beautiful Sidi Bou Said. It’s a picturesque blue-and-white town; artists and poets, romantics and lovers from different parts of the world come there. The streets of the town are just perfect for photo shoots.

Guided Tours

In Tunisia you can go on guided tours to world-known tourist attractions or an exciting boat trip, visit colorful oriental bazaars in old medinas or enjoy the atmosphere of ancient Arab fortresses, try local wines or attend one of the numerous festivals which Tunisians like and know how to hold.

However, the highlight of the tour programme in Tunisia is a trip to the Sahara desert. There travelers can get the unique experience of an extreme jeep or an authentic camel ride, meeting Berbers living in cave houses, seeing the contrasts of endless sands and green oases.


Shopping in Tunisia can be very exciting. For instance, in the pottery village on Djerba you can buy various clay wares and watch how they are being made with your own eyes as well. Or you can go to an olive oil factory where you can find products of exceptionally high quality which are not available in ordinary supermarkets.

There are delicious fresh ripe fruits, melting in the mouth honey and sweets, original jewelry, eco-friendly cosmetics and it’s just the beginning of the list of possible purchases.


The most interesting activity is choosing souvenirs at noisy colorful oriental bazaars in the labyrinths of narrow streets of old Arab medinas. There you can buy things that will not only remind you about your trip to Tunisia but be quite useful. For example, you can choose between nice and convenient bags and purses made of genuine leather, original gold and silver jewelry, pieces of silk and linen, or unique clay jugs, mugs and dishes.


If you want to buy truly natural and eco-friendly cosmetics, you should go to Tunisia.

There are body, face and hair oils, soap, masks and creams made on the basis of figs, pomegranates, hibiscus or algae which have a magical effect on skin. As for shampoos, the ones made of the tfal clay are so effective that none of the mass-market synthetic shampoos can’t compete with them.


It’s customary to praise French wines but real connoisseurs will definitely mention the products of Tunisian winemakers when talking about the world's best samples. Rose, red, white and even grey – there are many types to choose from.

Light and delicate, local wines win the prizes of the most prestigious contests in different countries of the world. For example, in such contests as BACCHUS, CINVE, Concours Sélections Mondiales des Vins Canada, etc.

SPA & Thalasso

Thalassotherapy is one of the most well-known brands of the country. While planning a trip to Tunisia, make sure to schedule a visit to local thalasso centers to get a clear and vivid impression of the journey.

There are treatments with seawater and algae, essential oils and marine mud – in Tunisia they really know everything about the seawater cure. The secret of effectiveness of Tunisian thalassotherapy is not only the caring hands of experienced specialists. Natural eco-friendly products which are used in healing, relaxing and rejuvenating therapies, are also extremely important.

Thalassotherapy can help to deal with such health problems as blood pressure drops, back and joint pain, insomnia, a weak immune system and many others.


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