Top 10 Most Popular Attractions in Hammamet

There’s a reason why Hammamet is attracting hordes of tourists every year; it’s a place where the typical visitor will never get bored.

It’s seen as one of the most interesting and entertaining areas to visit in Tunisia, here are ten attractions which you simply must make an effort to visit to reap the most out of the region.

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Citrus Golf Course

Citrus Golf Course hammamet

Take a look at every popular tourist destination in the world and you’ll notice one thing; they are all geared to entice golfing visitors. Hammamet is no different and one of the best facilities in the region is the Citrus Golf Course, which actually contains two separate courses. The first, regarded as the easiest, is Les Oliviers and this is mainly targeted at the high-handicap player who wants to play a course without the pressure of battling around trees and heavy rough. The better players are advised to turn to La Foret, which is much tighter and will punish those wayward hitters with trees and shrubs along the outskirts of the fairways. As well as the main courses, there is a Par 3 9-hole course, two driving ranges and numerous putting greens.


Zizou Paintball Club

Zizou Paintball Club hammamet

If we stay on the ‘sporty’ theme, a trip to Zizou Paintball Club could perhaps be on the agenda. This was actually the first paintball field in Hammamet and is probably one of the biggest you will ever venture on. Unlike some paintball clubs, Zizou is perfect for children as well and the welcoming staff makes the experience even more pleasurable.


George Sebastian Villa

George Sebastian Villa

Something that’s a little quieter than the above two attractions is an experience at the George Sebastian Villa. Set over 42 acres of land, it would be something of an understatement to say that this is a gigantic building. However, it offers far more than size and as it is now called the International Cultural Centre, it means that visitors get a taste of what life was like for its creator George Sebastian. Despite being almost a decade old, its design is one of the most elaborate you will ever set eyes on and is the perfect attraction to combine history and style.


Pupput Roman Site

Pupput Roman Site hammamet

For those tourists who really wish to immerse themselves in history, a trip to the Pupput Roman Site should be in order. It’s understood that the first settlement occurred here as early as 1st Century BC, although it’s naturally quite difficult to decipher any of the remains due to the tests of time. There are suggestions that a theatre and amphitheatre once existed here and while it’s impossible to view any traces of such landmarks, visitors will still see plenty of artefacts that are impressive to say the least.


Hammamet Beach

Hammamet Beach

As one would expect from such a popular tourist zone, the beach at Hammemet is completely exotic and well worthy of a visit. The phrase “white sands and crystal clear waters” could not be more appropriate, but fortunately there are extras that can make the experience even more engaging. For example, visitors can pay for camel and horse rides, which are utterly picturesque along the backdrop of Tunisian waters.


Yasmin Hammamet

Yasmin Hammamet

Out of all of the attractions listed, this is probably the one which reaches out to the fewest number of tourists. However, it’s well worth a visit and perhaps paints Hammamet in its most modern light. Yasmin is full of upmarket hotels, shops and restaurants – meaning that it’s ideal for a day trip. The marina is also worth a mention and if you can pitch up on one of the restaurants that surround it, you’ll be set for a striking afternoon indeed.


Medina of Hammamet

Medina of Hammamet

Medina might not be carved directly to the tourist market – but that’s exactly why it’s a must-visit attraction. It absolutely ram-packed full of traditional shops and locals and this means that you’re certainly not set for your traditional shopping experience. Instead, prepare to haggle, barter and just engage with the local sellers – it’s an experience that will make you smile in the future.


Yasmine Golf Course

Yasmine Golf Course

In comparison to Citrus Golf Course, there’s no doubt that Yasmine is slightly smaller in size. It boasts just the one course, although it would be fair to say that it’s hugely challenging, yet still suited to players of most abilities. Funnily enough, it’s another of those attractions in which you’ll also become accustomed to the Tunisian culture, with countless locals hovering on holes looking to sell balls or takeover your bag and act as a caddy. The combination of this and the design of the course makes Yasmine a fantastic experience for the typical golfing enthusiast.


Carthageland Hammamet

Carthageland Hammamet

While it doesn’t boast the worldwide reputation of Disneyland, Carthageland is still regarded as a fantastic theme park and can make a great day out for those visiting Hammamet. Naturally, it contains countless rides, shops and restaurants, but the unique selling point about Carthageland is undoubtedly the zoo which allows visitors to set eyes on a whole host of exotic animals. There are also several water rides, for those that want to cool off in the baking sun.


Kasbah of Hammamet

Kasbah of Hammamet

The final attraction we’re going to take a look at is primarily a historic site and the fact it is approximately seven hundred years old says everything you need to know about its heritage. However, it also allows visitors to bask in great views, with the Kasbah being perched right beside the sea. This attraction deciphers exactly what remains from the fort of Hammamet but unlike some historical sites that are based in the area, this is one that the authorities have fought tooth and nail to preserve and extensive work has been performed to renovate it.

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Top 10 Archaeological Sites in Tunisia

Tunisia is full exceptional archaeological sites with its Phoenician, Roman, Arab, European and Byzantine heritage. When you are in Tunisia you can combine sun and discovery of the amazing culture. These beautiful ancient treasures will surely be a head turner.

1 – Carthage

The archeological site of Carthage is spread out in what is the present city of Carthage and World Heritage of Unesco since 1979. It was founded in the 9th century BC by Phoenicians. The two Punic points are absolutely stunning along with the impressive remains of the Antonine Baths.

You can really see how this place could come alive these many years ago.



2 – Bulla Regia

Bulla Regia is located in the northwest of Tunisia and is one of the main stages of cultural tourism in this region. There are over 17 centures of history here and is extended over 60 hectares. There are patrician homes with amazing mosaic pavements which makes this the best example of ancient domestic architecture.

When you are in Bulla Regia you will feel as if you were from this place and were living there with your family. It is amazing to step back in time and enjoy this feeling.

Bulla Regia


3 – Kerkouane

Located on the eastern coast of the peninsula of Cap Bon Kerkuane is six kilometers north of Hamman Ghezeze. Here is a city and a necropolis which is listed on the World Heritage list of Unesco. The site has the distinction of being the only example of Punic architecture. It has not changed since later civilizations. This is a great feat since many times tourism will take over and begin to change the look of things.



4 – El Jem

El Jem is located two hours from Tunis ad is a former Roman colony which was used for the production of olive oil. It is also well known for its archeological site where one can admire the Colosseum Thysdrus which was built in the third century. It can hold 35,000 spectators. This makes it one of the largest amphitheatres in the Roman world at 41 meters high.

If you ever wanted to go somewhere to imagine a magnificent fight between the gladiators then this would be a great place for you to go. This location is breath taking and can really allow your imagination to run wild.

El Jem


5 – Sbeitla

This is a vestige of ancient Sufetula and is located in west-central Tunisia. There are 20 acres of land here and Sbeitla is renowned for its three temples. These temples were dedicated to Juno, Minerva and Jupiter. There is a theater, a spa complex, churches, triumphal arch and the forts of the Byzantine era.

You can spend all day just looking at the different places which are here. There is so much to see and do when you are in Sbeitla.



6 – Dougga

Dougga is an archaeological site that is located in the delegation Teboursouk which is northworst of Tunisia. This is considered the “small Roman city best preserved of North Africa”. It is 70 hectares and has good conversation pieces in the monuments. It is considered one of the most beautiful ancient sites in the world. When you visit you must be prepared to be awed by its beauty.



7 – Utica

Utica is located north of present-day Tunisia in the governorate of Bizerte. The remains here usually date back to Roman times. There is the peristyle garden, spa and villas which are decorated with mosaics, temples, walls and ancient tombs which were built into volcanic rock. Step back in time when you are in Utica. This amazing site will have you gasping.



8 – Gigthis

Gigthis is an ancient site which is in the south part of Tunisia. It is in the territory of Medenine and opposite the island of Djerba. It mainly the urban center of the ancient city where you’ll find the Roman Forum and its monuments. There are religious and official buildings as well as the most important which is the Capital building. Feel as if you were a resident there and in the very middle of the life that is being lived.



9 – Tubernuc

Tubernuc has the distinction of being preserved even though there has been mass tourism. The remains here date back to the Punic period but you should note that the excavations have revealed public baths and urban fabric which dates back to the first century. Can you imagine being back in Tubernuc time during the Punic period? How fantastic that would be.



10 – Chemtou

Chemtou is located in the northwest of Tunisia. The ruins of Simitthu are attached to the province proconsul of Africa in Roman times. The remains extend over a 1,500 year period. The site offers over 80 acres to discover with temples, baths, an amphitheater, an aqueduct and he housing for the working of the quarry.




All of these beautiful places are all at your fingertips to be discovered when you come to Tunisia. You can choose to visit any of them that you would like but always make sure that you make enough time to see all of your favorite places.

With all of the different places that are available for you to see, there is no telling how long you could vacation here and site see. You will have many amazing photographs to share with people as they are excited to hear about your trip and see the beautiful images.

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Sousse City Break – 7 Popular Things to Do

By land area Tunisia is the smallest country in North Africa. It’s beautiful and powdery white sand beaches attract many tourists. Sousse is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Tunisia. There are so many different places to see and different things to do that you could spend forever here and not get finished with all of them. You do not have to worry about boredom here.

Let’s now look at 7 popular things to do in a Sousse.


1 – Beach Life

If you are a lover of beaches then you are going to love Sousse City. If you want to get a great taste of the beach with the most ease then you can pick one of the on beach hotels. There are many different resorts you can choose from to find the one that is best for your needs. You decide what you want and you will be able to make it work here in Sousse City. It’s preferable to stick to the hotels around Boujaafar beach in the city center.

boujaafar beach sousse


2 – Water Park

Do you enjoy water parks? There is plenty of fun to be had at Aqua Palace. This water park has great rates and allows you to have fun with the whole family. Whether you are ready for some excitement or just want to take time to relax. You will find something that is perfect for you when you visit Aqua Palace. The water slides, wave pool and other rides can keep you entertained all day long.

aqua palace sousse


3 – Amusement Park

Ready for a little more adventure? There are amusement parks nearby which will allow you to have fun and get out of the resort life. You will be able to find an amusement park a convenient distance away from your location. Sousse City climbing park will allow you to have a good time but also allow you to stretch your muscles and get out and about. This will allow you to feel great about the time you’ve spent. Also you can visit Friguia animal park or Hergula park which are nearby.

climbing park sousse


4 – Shopping in the Souks

If you’ve ever had a difficult time making a decision as to what you would like to buy before then you are really in for it when you come to one of the Souks. These beautiful outdoor markets will have your senses tingling as you look at all of the amazing selections. Kids and adults will love this outing. Make sure to bring plenty of money because you will find many things you will want to take home.

souk sousse


5 – Enjoy the Nightlife

Who doesn’t enjoy a great night out on the town? You can pick from the wide variety of restaurants and bars available in the city. Enjoy the live music and nightclubs as you dance the night away. Are you feeling lucky? Don’t worry you can check into the casino and see what is happening there. Take a stroll down to the lovely marina if you want to try some fresh fish dishes.

nightlife sousse


6 – Ancient Sites

You can visit the 9th century medina which is a Unesco World Heritage site. This is where you will find the Great Mosque, the ancient 8th century fortress as well as the Archeological Museum. If you are up for a maze you can also check out the catacombs which are under the city.

grand mosque


7 – Resort to the Resort

Are you done getting out and about? Are you ready for some relaxation? Why not check out some of the amazing services your resort has to offer? You can even book a resort that has a golf course if you are into golfing. Golf is a great stress reliever and you will be able to relax as you are playing through and listening to the beautiful sounds in Sousse.

golf sousse



Whether you are a newly wed couple and you want to be able to spend time alone together or if you are a family, you will be able to find something you are able to do together which will allow for a good time. Even single people love to come to Sousse City and enjoy a break. Whoever you are, you will be able to find a place which will fit you here.


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