Bordering the Mediterranean Sea and Sahara Desert, Tunisia is a welcoming North African country drawing attention with its phenomenal geographic beauty. From the pristine beaches to the vast Sahara dunes to the momentous landmarks, the country has it all to impress holiday-makers from all corners of the world.
Here are some amazing attractions you can visit and explore in Tunisia:
One of the world’s best ecological destinations, Djerba is a picture-perfect beach escape in the Mediterranean Sea lying off the coast of Tunisia. This beautiful island is renowned for its cultural richness and a unique architectural theme, and appeals to a large number of people, majorly French, Italian and German tourists. You can visit here with your family and friends and spend a beautiful time discovering Mediterranean beaches and whitewashed desert towns. Besides beaches, you cannot miss to explore Houmt Souk, the major highlight of Djerba.
Bardo National Museum
Located in the suburbs of Le Bardo, Bardo Museum is one of the most renowned museums in the Mediterranean region. It is a jewel of Tunisian heritage settled in an old Beylic palace dating back to the 19th century. You will find here one of the most significant mosaic collections of the world and will also get a chance to discover a fine collection of Punic jewels and a gallery of Christian baptisteries and Roman sarcophaguses. A Roman ship’s cargo wrecked off the coast of Cape Africa is the major highlight of the museum.
Sidi Bou Said
A beautiful town 20kms away from the capital, Tunis, Sidi Bou Said is visited by a large number of nature lovers all throughout the year. Known for its unique white and blue architecture, this cliff top village of petite dimensions draws the attention with its picturesque beauty. Here you can enjoy an absolutely phenomenal view of the Mediterranean Sea and can delight in the beauty of the artistic buildings and streets. Besides, there are a number of captivating cafes, art shops, and souvenir shops to explore within the town.
Medina of Tunis
One of the first Arabo-Muslim towns of the Maghreb, Medina of Tunis is a famed traditional site lying in a fertile plain region of north-eastern Tunisia. The town has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1979 and is visited by history enthusiasts from different parts of the world. There are around 700 monuments to discover including palaces, mosques, mausoleums, madrasas and fountains dating from the Hafsid and the Almohad periods. You can visit here with your family and friends and can spend some ideal time learning about this north-African city.
Once the major rival of Rome, Carthage is an ancient city founded by the Phoenician Queen Elissa in 814 BCE. Located on the north coast of Africa, it was the base of a powerful trading empire spread across the entire south Mediterranean. While it is an ideal place to delight in history at some top attractions including Carthage Museum and a number of Roman Sites, there are several villas surrounded by gardens packed with purple bougainvillea and red hibiscus blossoms that ensure a beautiful time for nature enthusiasts.