Tunisia which has started and boosted the revolutionary spirit in the Middle East is also a popular holiday destination that travelers approach for serenity and peacefulness. It is known for its mix between a liberal Islamic culture and a modern European one. Wherever your imagination takes you, you will find every place in the 163,610 square km inTunisiabrimming with beautiful sights and magical adventures.
The top sightseeing places that you can not miss!
Tunisia is full of adventures, you can enjoy several tourist activities from swimming by the golden sand beaches to exploring the desert by camels, discovering the greatness of hailing from the Phoenician period, playing golf, sailing, windsurfing and enjoying seawater therapies.
One of the most famous and ancient cities inTunisiathat lies on the eastern side of lakeTunisisCarthage. It has rich history that is majorly related to the Phoenicians and the Romans. It was one of the most advanced states in the region and it was made famous by the Battle of Carthage. In Carthage you could explore the wonders of these civilizations by visiting the city’s unique locations and historical sites like, the Amphitheater, Byrsa Hill, the Circus, Damous el Karita, the National Archaeological Museum, the Oceanographic Museum, Punic Harbor, the Roman Villas, the Theater, and Quartier Magon.
This is a perfect place to enjoy walks while having a good look at the ocean and relax on the beach. The Kasbah which is in Hammamet goes back to the 12th century and since then restoration work has always been carried out. From the Kasbah, you can revel in the view of the Medina below. You can visit the “Zawiyya” which has been turned into a cafe.
The ultimate Tunisian Cuisine…
The Tunisian cuisine is a combination between both the French and the Middle Eastern recipes and spices. Don’t miss the chance of trying all their traditional specialties even the starters like Mechouia, which you’ll find on all traditional menus, Couscous is one of the most known dishes in Tunisia is combined with lamb, poultry or fish and vegetables.
Tunisian Shopping Rules!
First of all you need to be cautious when looking around several shops and avoid being keen on the product you’re interested in it. Don’t be rude, but don’t be too friendly and never buy from shops you’re dragged into. If you find something you really like and showed your interest, you better leave and come back later. You should also say that you will leave to check other prices in other shops but ask for a last price before you leave. So if you don’t know how to haggle, learn as it will benefit you a lot.
Tunisia is famous with its pottery that might resemble Moroccan pottery, but it is a product of centuries of local development and rugs where carpets’ styles are either Persian, or traditional Berber carpets. You can also find practically everything that could be made out of leather in Tunisian Suuqs (markets) from belts to bags, jackets and shoes. You can find plenty of unique handcrafted souvenirs and accessories. Tunisian clothing in general is known for its amazing textile especially that most of the designs are hand-made and perfumes are locally made from orange blossoms and geranium and easily attainable.
Nightlife in Tunisia
Yes there are still places to go to and places to explore! You might even not have the time to do everything in the same trip. There is a wide range of cafes, bars and nightclubs that can be very enjoyable for couples or a group of friends. For people who love music, dancing off the holiday spirit, there isn’t a single kind of club or bar that you won’t find inTunisia.
The best time and peak tourist season to visit Tunisia is in the cooler months starting from September till June, when there are amazing festivals organized at old Roman sites, and also don’t forget that November is the perfect timing for desert excursions! It isn’t at the end of the world and it isn’t Europe, it isTunisia… Where else?