Justin N. Froyd - Mar 7, 2022
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Tunisia is known for its warm climate, festive atmosphere, and friendly citizens. As a North African country, it offers a plethora of activities to satisfy all desires. In love, with family or alone, travelers have the great privilege to discover the beauty of Tunisian cities. If Tunisia is also your dream destination, you can visit the cities of Sousse, Tabarka, Hammamet, Monastir and Tozeur. These travel destinations stand out from the many other cities because of the enchanting and sunny setting they offer. Discover our top 5 cities to visit in Tunisia.

The City of Sousse

Today, the city of Sousse is the third most important city in Tunisia. Often called the pearl of the Sahel, Sousse is located in the east of the country, facing the Mediterranean. For years, the city has developed its tourism product around seaside activities. Indeed, it offers walks on long sandy beaches. You can plan a cultural stay, a relaxing trip or a festive trip with friends.

In the city, most of the inhabitants understand and speak French. This makes it very easy for tourists to communicate and find needed information. The best time to visit Sousse is between spring and early summer.

In addition to the seaside activities, you can visit the archaeological museum of Sousse. It shelters the second most important collection of mosaics after that of Bardo. Moreover, you have the possibility of visiting the Christian catacombs which date from the first century of our era. If you are a lover of heritage, you can contemplate in the Medina of Sousse, listed as a UNESCO cultural heritage site in 1988.

The City of Tabarka

Tabarka is a small city with a unique charm that combines sea and mountain to give an exceptional landscape. It is located almost on the Tunisian-Algerian border. Every year, it attracts more and more visitors. In Tabarka, you will find everything you need to spend an unforgettable stay. Among others, you can visit Fort Genois or discover the famous statue of Bourguiba. This name comes from Bourguiba, a Tunisian nationalist activist who was elected president in 1957. Moreover, if you are a fan of rough terrain, you can stop at the needles of Tabarka.

The tourist area of Tabarka is close to the city center. No matter where your hotel is located, you won't spend more than 3 dinars (the equivalent of 1.5 euros) to get there. To get around Tabarka, you have to walk or take a cab. Before getting in, always make sure that the driver turns on the meter. Otherwise, you risk getting a random fare.

The best time to go to Tabarka is in summer, between June and September. Indeed, it is during this period that the weather is excellent for swimming and sunbathing. If you plan to go for a quiet vacation, you can go in September. The climate is milder and the beaches are less crowded.

The City of Hammamet

Hammamet is considered one of the most beautiful seaside resorts and cities to visit in the country. It is located southwest of Cap Bon in Tunisia. Today, it has become a popular and widely visited destination, and has countless attractions, each one as remarkable as the next. You can visit among others: the medina of Hammamet, the kasbah, the International Cultural Center of Hammamet, the marina of Yasmine Hammamet and Carthage Land.

If you spend your vacation with children, you can visit Friguia Park. It is a zoo located 20 minutes from the heart of the city and houses a wide variety of animals.

The City of Tozeur

The city of Tozeur is located in the south of Tunisia. It is nestled in the middle of splendid palm groves revealing the beauty of the landscape. In Tozeur, you can visit the Souks located in the city center. In the souks, don't stop negotiating prices. The first price you have to give is half of what you are offered. In Tozeur, you will find plenty of stores that sell souvenirs such as slippers, leather bags, trinkets, stuffed camels and hookahs.

You will also be impressed by the spices of all colors and a thousand and one smells.

You can also visit the museum of Dar Cheraït. This is a must-see place that you won't find anywhere else. Throughout its decorated corridors, you will discover a wonderful world with mannequins that illustrate the traditions of southern Tunisia.

In Tozeur, it is really hot (30°C) from June to August. The rainiest time is from November to March. In this city, everyone is welcome. You will be welcomed like a king.

The City of Monastir

Monastir is a port and a seaside resort located in the southeast of the Gulf of Hammamet. It is exactly 160 kilometers south of Tunis and is one of the most interesting cities to visit in Tunisia. In Monastir, you will be seduced by the vast stretches of beaches, the beautiful hinterland, the exceptional sunshine and the really welcoming population.

The city also has many historical centers such as the Mausoleum of Bourguiba. If you want to taste the local recipes, the restaurants of the area offer tasty dishes based mostly on fish.

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