16 most beautiful places to visit in Tunisia

16 most beautiful places to visit in Tunisia
Nestled between Algeria and Libya, Tunisia dazzles North Africa with its beauty and immense culture. Mysterious country of warm sun, desert heat and cool oases, date palms and spicy jasmine is a magical Tunisia. There are alleyways of pastel-washed houses and crowded souk streets to explore in the cities; ancient ruins to discover out in the countryside. For many vacationers this is a country of pure sandy beaches, serene vacation in an atmosphere of warmth and peace.

Do you want to visit Tunisia? Here is the top of the 16 most beautiful places to visit in Tunisia

 01. Carthage

Carthage beautiful places to visit in Tunisia

Carthage is Tunis’ most exclusive residential suburb and retains a sense of historical importance forged over millennia – as well as being home to the Unesco-listed Carthage Archaeological Park, it's the location of both the president’s palace and the massive Mosque Malik Ibn Anas Carthage on Boulevard de l'Environnement.

02. Djerba

Djerba beautiful places to visit in Tunisia

Though a small island, Djerba contains the ingredients of many people’s idea of the ideal holiday vacation: soft, sandy beaches, warm Mediterranean waters, loads of activities, and an array of shops selling a good range of local handicrafts. It also sports a maze of cobblestone streets and a history of ethnic and religious diversity more pronounced than in the rest of the country.

03. Dougga

Dougga beautiful places to visit in Tunisia

Arguably the most magnificent Roman site in Africa, Dougga’s ancient remains – a Unesco World Heritage site since 1997 – are startlingly complete, giving a beguiling glimpse of how well-heeled Romans lived, flitting between bathhouses, the imposing Capitole, a 3500-seat theatre and various temples.

04. El Jem Amphitheater

El Jem Amphitheater beautiful places to visit in Tunisia

This Unesco World Heritage–listed colosseum was the second-largest in the Roman world (after Rome's); it was 149m long by 124m wide, with three tiers of seating 30m high. Its seating capacity has been estimated at up to 35,000 – considerably more than the population of the town itself.

05. Hammamet

Hammamet beautiful places to visit in Tunisia

Stretched out across Cap Bon's southeastern coast like a lazy sunbather, laid-back Hammamet ("the baths" in Arabic) is Tunisia's original resort town. Early planning constraints dictated that hotels should not overreach the height of a tree, meaning that Hammamet's buildings sprawl horizontally, a far cry from the brutal high-rise developments that have scarred so many other Mediterranean coasts.

06. Ksar-Ghilane

Ksar-Ghilane beautiful places to visit in Tunisia

 Located in southern Tunisia on the edge of the Grand Erg Oriental, Ksar Ghilane is a small oasis and a natural gateway to one of the Sahara Desert's most impressive dune seas. This is the Sahara of your dreams, where extraordinary, biscuit-colored sand dunes stretch as far as the eye can see. Visitors flock to Ksar Ghilane to explore the desert on camel or horseback, or to spend the night in one of the oasis' Bedouin camps. A natural hot spring provides a place to wash away the sand at the end of the day and the Roman fort of Tisavar is located nearby.

07. Lagune de Korba

Lagune de Korba beautiful places to visit in Tunisia

lagoon The Korba is, again, a magnificent place not to be missed if you wish to visit Tunisia. Located in the northeast of the country, it extends all along the eastern coast of the Cap-Bon peninsula. Ideal for nature lovers, you can observe pink flamingos and ducks in peace. Tunisians are used to taking great care of this privileged space by regularly organizing cleaning operations. The fauna and flora are very precious there.

08. Matmata

Matmata beautiful places to visit in Tunisia

 If you’re touring the beautiful desert landscape of Tunisia’s south, you’ll likely travel through Matmata, a small town that’s made its way into the hearts of travelers for decades because of its other-worldly underground homes. The troglodyte homes (troglodyte meaning cave-dwellers) were made famous in Star Wars when George Lucas used one as Luke Skywalker’s childhood home.

09. Medina of Sousse

Medina of Sousse beautiful places to visit in Tunisia

The Sousse Medina is a UNESCO World Heritage site full of rich history and cultural significance. It’s easy to access whether you’re on a beach holiday in Sousse or exploring Tunisia on a country-wide tour. Located in the Tunisian Sahel, the Medina of Sousse constitutes a harmonious archaeological complex that reflects Arabo-Muslim urbanism applied to a coastal town exposed through its history to piracy and dangers from the sea.

10. Ichkeul National Park

Ichkeul National Park beautiful places to visit in Tunisia

In 1980 the lake and mountain of Ichkeul were declared UNESCO World Heritage Sites, then converted into a national park covering an area of 12 600 hectares. It is a remarkable destination for wildlife. The vast body of water is the last trace of a chain of freshwater lakes that once stretched across North Africa. 

11. Jbil National Park

Jbil National Park beautiful places to visit in Tunisia

Saharan park forming part of the large tectonic zone, it is located in the natural regions of Nefzaoua and the Grand Erg Oriental , about 70 km from Douz. Jbil Park is also a strategic area for bird conservation. It is home to a relatively developed fauna and flora despite a very difficult climate. Browse its different areas such as dunes, mountain ranges, or even regs in 4X4. You may meet a fennec or a pretty gazelle!

12. Ribat of Monastir

Ribat of Monastir beautiful places to visit in Tunisia

With its golden beaches and sapphire blue sea, its medieval monuments and its charming marina, Monastir offers one of the most attractive faces of Tunisia. An ideal destination to sun yourself by the sea, but also to visit a fascinating region: from Sousse to Kairouan, from El Jem to Mahdia, you will travel through time. In the countryside, you will get to know the way of life of the Bedouin villages. And along the coast, the fishing ports will enchant you.

13. Sidney Bou Said

Sidney Bou Said beautiful places to visit in Tunisia

 Sidi Bou Said is a pretty town on the coast of Tunisia which is located about 20 km from the city of Tunis, the capital of the country. In it, all the houses are painted in blue and white. Located just north of Tunis, the capital of Tunisia, is the town of Sidi Bou Said. The entire town is located on top of a steep cliff, which overlooks the Mediterranean Sea. The view from Sidi Bou Said is absolutely phenomenal, and will continue to amaze you throughout your entire trip.

14. Tozeur

Tozeur beautiful places to visit in Tunisia

With its otherworldly desert atmosphere, Tozeur has served as a filming location for blockbuster movies such as "Star Wars," "Raiders of the Lost Ark," and "The English Patient." The ancient oasis has successfully preserved its traditional geometric architecture, craftsmanship, and fashion, especially in the medina--the old city--where friendly locals extend a warm welcome to visitors.


Tunis beautiful places to visit in Tunisia

On the city side, Tunis is an essential place when you want to visit Tunisia! Administrative capital of the state, Tunis mixes both modernity and ancient culture. Visit the Bardo Museum , the largest museum in Tunisia which will take you into the country’s history. This is also the time to go to the souks where you will discover many colorful stalls and the sweet scent of spices. 

 16. The Chott El-Djerid

 The Chott El-Djerid beautiful places to visit in Tunisia

Any trip to Tunisia’s largest salt flat, Chott El Jerid will be truly unforgettable. The view is simply breath-taking and here you will discover the marvels of this natural salt lake situated next to the Sahara Desert. A sunrise or sunset over Chott El Jerid in Tunisia should not be missed.

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