A wonderfully unique destination, Tunisia is a true North African gem, with its head in the mountains and its toes in the glittering Mediterranean Sea. From long beachy stretches to rolling Saharan dunes and bustling city medinas, Tunisia is a bucket list must – and we’re here to tell you why. Check out our top seven reasons why you should be making this one-of-a-kind destination your next holiday spot.
1. The beaches
If you’re looking for a perfect beach holiday then look no further. With nearly 1150km of gorgeous coastline, Tunisia has the ‘beachy paradise’ thing well and truly boxed off. Think golden sands, crystal-clear waters and azure blue skies – perfection, right?
2. The Sahara
You’ve seen the beautiful sandy beaches, so now it’s time to conquer the dunes. Whether you get there by 4×4 or take a camel trek, there’s something magical about taking a trip to the vast expanse of desert and sitting at the top of a huge sand dune.
3. The El Jem Amphitheatre
Built by the Romans around 238AD, this impressive amphitheatre is definitely a sight to behold. Imposing and impressive, this huge structure is in phenomenally good nick and now classed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
4. The food
Rich in flavours of harissa and chilli, and packed with aromas of sweet cinnamon and fresh mint, the Tunisian cuisine is unique and exciting. You’ll find plenty of dishes to tantalise your taste buds – from hearty stews such as shakshuka to sweet treats like yoyo.
5. The town of Sidi Bou Said
Whitewashed buildings, cobbled streets and postcard-worthy blue doorways, this cute little seaside town is possibly the most Instagrammable spot in Tunisia. We’ll just leave this picture here. No more words needed.
6. The souks of Tunis
The city’s walled medina is home to cobbled, maze-like streets and a rabbit warren of tangled souks (or markets). Selling everything from gorgeous wooden handicrafts to traditional slippers known as babouche and endless amounts of dried fruits and spices, sometimes one day is just not enough!
7. The diving
Such warm and crystal-clear waters offer the perfect conditions to grab your snorkel and head out to sea. There’s marine life aplenty and the resident coral reefs offer a dazzling and colourful backdrop. What better way to connect with nature?
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