Sunbathing, al fresco dining and late-night discos are a way of life in Hammamet, the Tunisian St-Tropez. Located on the fertile Cap Bon Peninsula, about 40 miles south of Tunis, the bayfront resort is surrounded by verdant hills and citrus groves. When not basking on Hammamet Beach, browse the markets for local pottery or wander through the medina (old city) with walls that date to 1500. Summer brings festival fever to the city with plenty of music and theatrical offerings.
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We visited when British tourists were allowed to travel back. It was also a quieter time of year. So plenty of room on the Beaches to take your pick on sunbeds (lots available). The beach was quite clean. Unfortunately, holiday makers who can't be bothered picking up their litter and stumping out their cigarettes was what stopped the beach being pristine. Everything appeared to be in good condition. Expect to be asked to have a camel ride or your picture taken with a camel a few times and some locals wandering down offering you freebies that will come at a price. We were forewarned of this so we were prepared. They will leave you alone if you give them a firm "no thank you". It is a poor country so they will find any way to try and get some money from you. Don't let it put you off. They are always polite and friendly.
The sea was quite cold at this time of year and there were flags making you aware if it was safe to swim in.
4 based on 207 reviews
In the early 20th century, Hammamet became the favourite haunt of artists, aristocrats and politicians including Winston Churchill, who worked on his memoirs here. This is largely due to George Sebastian, a Romanian millionaire who liked it so much that he decided to make it his home. He built a magnificent villa, now the International Cultural Centre set in a beautiful park. George Sebastian used it to entertain many writers and artist, including Andre Gide. Word spread and he was soon not the only foreign resident. The town also lured the American couple John and Violet Henson and their house became a meeting place for the artistic elite from all over the world.
4 based on 255 reviews
A well-restored kasbah, but entrance fee is charged (14 Dinar per person - and we were never given a receipt) which is somewhat high, given what you get to see: some pictures of the kasbah in the past (no English) and the opportunity to take a stroll on top of the fort for some lovely views.
On the plus side, there is clean WC inside.
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Go to Sousse for a better experience. I visited Hammamet Medina on Feb.20.
Medina is small, smaller streets, more aggressive hagglers. Some seam can't get NO as answear, whether is polite or not.
The fort (Kasbah) is okay but nothing interesting other that a nice view over the Medina and the sea. It will cost you 7TD to get in and 1 TD camera fee.
I was not impressed at al. I have see much better Medinas. Skip it if you are tight for time.
4.5 based on 44 reviews
The Museum of Religions is recognized by an original tower resembling the minaret of Jamaa Zitourna, a Tunisian Mosque considered as one of the largest in Africa as well as a church bell. Unique in its kind, this museum restitutes the three monotheistic religions in this one place, a sign of dialogue and tolerance. The Museum of Religions houses objects of collection, gravures, manuscripts, descriptions of rituals and symbols of the three monotheistic religions. Here, models represent architectural fittings of great fame, such as the Mosque Okba Ibn Nafi' of Kairouan, the Basilica with five naves of Damous el-Karrita of Carthage, the Ghriba of Djerba and the Chapel of Saint-Louis. The place is devoted to all the religions that have existed in Tunisie
I loved the visit with the best guide who explained us a lot of things with passion and good humour! I would not mind to go back and enjoy the visit one more time! Aychek!
3.5 based on 748 reviews
My family and I went to Carthage Land on a day where there was almost no one, which was great because we didn't have to wait long in the lines. Aqua land, the water park part of Carthage Land, has various pools and attractions, but there are only two that are not for young children, and they aren't very impressive.
My sister and I tried one of the big water slides and the two supervisors (young men) at the top were trying to flirt with us, which was very disturbing. This is not acceptable behavior by staff with clients. We did not try the ride again.
The actual Carthage Land, though, was neat and diverse. However there are no real rollercoasters, but some of the rides reach very high speeds. A few of the attractions are quite relaxing and only have one or two frightening moments. There are some snack bars and the bathrooms are decent. Overall Carthage Land is a nice theme park for the area and we recommend it if you are visiting Hammamet.
4 based on 82 reviews
new modern shopping. has everything under one roof. The upstairs is tk max like and the downstairs is a gift shop with every think you could want. only been open a few months and well worth a visit
3.5 based on 96 reviews
Little of this late Roman/early Byzantine site has been excavated. Apart from a few title plaques (in French) there is no interpretation. This didn't particularly bother us as we understand the general layout of such sites. There were some mosaics of a moderate standard.
An oldish guy tagged onto us and tried to explain some of the features (again in French which I have enough of to understand him) but added little.
Go to Pupput if you have a specific interest in this era and some knowledge. Don't go if you are expecting a well laid out and explained archaeological site.
4 based on 9 reviews
Worth seeking out, it's very well put together and is more than so many places that are just a few rocks and broken tiles.
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