Coastal Towns in Tunisia
Tunisia is an area in North Africa which is rich in history; it oozes charm and offers some of the most panoramic scenery of natural beauty you will ever get to experience. While tourists enjoy visiting the many roman sites and World Heritage Sites this area has to offer, there are some stunning coastal towns and cities which each have their own little piece of history and culture to share.
Hammamet is the most popular resort for tourists with its long stretches of sandy shorelines and sparkling blue oceans that welcome visitors all year round. In the center of the town you can still find some of the history of the area in the Medina, or Old Town where you find the bustling souks nestled in narrow passages and covered alleys offering tourists an opportunity to experience a bit of the culture of the area.
Tabarka is a Phoenician port in North Tunisia. This is a busy tourist area and is famous for coral fishing and is now considered one of the best holiday resorts. This coastal town offers tourist an abundance of outdoor activities including sailing, diving, fishing and walking. There is a jazz festival held every summer and when you are not busy with activities, you can lie on the stretches of sandy beach and soak up the sun.
Sidi Bou Said
Sidi Bou Said is one of the most picturesque coastal cities with the entire town painted with white washed walls and blue doors and window frames giving it a real Mediterranean feel. The town is set on a hill overlooking panoramic ocean views.
Djerba is the largest island off Tunisia and offers tourist fantastic exploration opportunities including Roman sites, quaint towns, villages, museums and fishing. There are some superb seaside resorts set on sandy beaches being lapped by crashing waves.
Monastir is a traditional Tunisian town rich in history and culture with museums, mosques, mausoleums, tombs and monasteries. Then there is the seaside of the town with the beautiful yacht basin and exquisite ocean views.