Tunisia is a North African country that is not only rich in natural beauty, but is bursting with historical sites that are some of the best in the world. When you tour tunisia, you will definitely want to check out some of the following places
Tunis is the capital of Tunisia and is set on the banks of the Mediterranean Sea where old is combined with new. The city embraces its Medina (Old City) which is filled with souks, spectacular mosques and a host of beautiful monuments. A day spent at the Medina will be a memory that you not only take home with you, but remember for many years to come.
Carthage is a suburb of Tunis featuring the most spectacular ruins which was originally a Phoenician trading post. Today this area is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and a few minutes in Carthage you will understand why. The ruins are well-preserved enabling you to get a feel of what it must have been like living here all those years ago. See the spectacular Roman amphitheater and the thermal Antonine Baths. Spend some time soaking up the history at the Carthage Museum or climb up Byrsa Hill and visit the beautiful St Louis Cathedral.
Sidi Bou Said
You will think you are in the wrong country when you arrive in Sidi Bou Said, it looks more like a Greek village with white washed buildings and bright blue windows and doors. The area overlooks the picturesque marina. The area is famous for it’s artists, it must be the creative inspiration such a beautiful town offers.
Kairouan is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and is considered to be the fourth holy city by the Islams. The city is alive with spectacular mosques offering breathtaking architecture. The souk is a very popular tourist attraction set in the Medina surrounded by walls and offering a selection of items from leather goods to carpets and vases.
Are you a Star Wars fan? Let the “force be with you” as you arrive in this beautiful Berber village where the homes are built underground. The area is better known as the Star Wars filming location where you can visit the home of Luke Skywalker which is now a hotel, but you can still see many of the film sets still in place.
El Djem is where you will find the most well-preserved Roman ruins. The amphitheater is a spectacular ruin that is so well preserved and looks just like the Colosseum in Rome.