Attractions

Top Choice Historic Building in Ksar Oued Soltane

Ksar Oued Soltane

The ghorfas (long, barrel-vaulted rooms built to store grain) of Ksar Ouled Soltane rise a dizzying four storeys around two courtyards and are one of southern Tunisia's architectural highlights. Scenes from Star War…
Top Choice Beach in Cap Bon

Port Aux Prince

This appealing golden curve of beach is anchored by a rock-hewn castle-like villa, said to have belonged to Wassila Bourguiba, the wife of the former president of Tunisia. Enterprising locals sometimes use this as a…
Top Choice Park in Tozeur

Palmeraie

This enormous green space has more than 200,000 date palms, as well as fig and pomegranate trees and canopied garden holdings. It's best explored by foot, bicycle (ask at your hotel for recommended bike hire), or ca…
Top Choice Ruins in Central Tunisia

Maktar

The entrance to Maktar is through the museum, which houses a mosaic portraying a veritable menagerie, including peacocks, some interesting Roman and Christian gravestones decorated with Latin inscriptions and haut-r…
Top Choice Synagogue in Erriadh

El Ghriba

The most important synagogue on Djerba and the oldest in North Africa is signposted 1km south of Erriadh, 7km south of Houmt Souk. Blank from the outside, the interior is an exquisite combination of glowing blue til…
Top Choice Mausoleum in Le Kef

Zaouia of Sidi Boumakhlouf

Below the kasbah sits this enchanting 17th-century Sufi mausoleum, with a brilliantly tiled interior and narrow tower. The guardian, Madame Zemourda, is a descendant of one of the occupants; call and she will arrive…
Archaeological Site in Northern Tunisia

Chemtou

The largest marble quarry in ancient North Africa, Chemtou was the source of an unusual, pink-veined yellow marble that was prized throughout the Roman world for its resemblance to gold. It’s daunting even to contem…
Historic Building in Ksar Oued Soltane

Ksar Ezzahra

This is a relatively little visited ksar (Berber fortified granary), which is a shame because it almost rivals Oued Soltane as the best in the region. It is almost uniformly four storeys of ghorfas (grain stores) in…
Gallery in Sidi Bou Saïd

Galerie Saladin

This tiny gallery down a small alleyway packs a big punch for its size. Exhibitions have included some the most famous Tunisian artists of the last few decades such as Aly Ben Salem and Mohamed Zouari. The depth of …
Archaeological Site in Northern Tunisia

Bulla Regia

Famed for its extraordinary underground villas, the Roman city of Bulla Regia, 7km northwest of Jendouba, offers a rare opportunity to walk into complete, superbly preserved Roman rooms rather than having to extrapo…