Tunisia: Have you ever thought of quiet, beautiful and rich? Tunisia is all that and more. With modern infrastructure, attractive architecture, and ease of life, Tunisia offers visitors an endless collection of placid sites, posh avenues, and languid resorts where you can relax at the sight of the waves and warm embrace of the sun. Visit Carthage for a journey into the glorious past of this ancient Phoenician city, or submerge under the waves at any first class resort on the Mediterranean coast for an escapade into a calm, relaxing holiday.
Tunisia’s capital is one of those cities where one can find the old mingling with the modern at a quiet pace. The city’s fame comes from its being the major political and financial centre of the country. Alongside its main attractions are the Avenue Habib Bourguiba, nicknamed “the Tunisian Champs Elysees” (which already gives you a clue of what’s in wait!), the Medina Quarter with its white wall and blue window building style typical of Tunisian architecture, the Municipal Theatre, the Bardo National Museum, and of course, the quintessential North African souqs offering visitors endless lots of souvenirs and treasured merchandise.
Once a major port and powerhouse in the Ancient World, this port city was once Rome’s most formidable adversary, both on land and sea. The city is an architectural gem replete with ruins of the once Phoenician metropolis. Famous sites include the Baths of Antoninus and the Carthage National Museum. But don’t be fooled; Carthage is in itself an open-air museum that attracts thousands of visitors each year who come to marvel at this ancient, well-preserved ‘time capsule’.
Situated in the southeast coat of Tunisia, Djerba is North Africa’s largest island and one of the most important centres of Jewish culture in the world. The island has been the home to the El Ghriba synagogue, the oldest continuously Jewish temple in use in the world. The 2000-year old temple has been the object of pilgrimage by many Jewish people in the world, most notably French Jews and others. The most striking feature, however, is the harmonious co-existence between the local Jewish population and the surrounding Christian and Muslim communities.
- Hammamet offers a refreshing introduction to the culture of North Africa and Tunisia.
With its sandy stretches on the Mediterranean and beautiful well-preserved Medina, Old Town, Hammamet came to be considered Tunisia’s original Tourism resort. The town warmly wraps around a cove on the Cap Bon Peninsula making it the ultimate destination for lazing about in the sun. But if you find yourself wanting to get off the beach, its strategic location allows you to explore the rest of Cap Bon’s tourist attractions.