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Port Aux Prince

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...

Mountain in El Haouaria

Djebel Sidi Abiod

Djebel Sidi Abiod

This 390m peak is the northeastern tip of the Tunisian Dorsale – and feels like the edge of the world. A paved road winds to the top, where you can revel in magnificent views over sheer cliffs that plunge down to...

Beach in Kelibia

Plage de Sidi Mansour

Plage de Sidi Mansour

The road to get here from Kelibia is rough, narrow and militantly guarded by herds of goats, but if you have your own set of wheels, this is one of Cap Bon's most intriguing wild beaches. Wave-imprinted sand...

Beach in Kelibia

Plage de la Mansoura

Plage de la Mansoura

Plage de la Mansoura's soft white sand tapers gently into blissfully clear-as-glass sea. This is Kelibia's favourite beach, and it gets packed at the weekends. If you'd prefer your strand secluded, walk north...

Ruins in Cap Bon

Kerkouane

Kerkouane

Set on a turquoise curve of prime coastal real estate, the Unesco-listed Punic settlement of Kerkouane is the world’s best-preserved example of a Carthaginian city. Abandoned during the First Punic War, the town...

Archaeological Site in Nabeul

Neapolis

Neapolis

Present-day Nabeul owes its name to Neapolis, the Arabic transliteration of the Greek word for ‘new city'. Established by seafaring traders in the 5th century BC, this outpost was taken over by the Carthaginians,...

Cultural Centre in Hammamet

Centre Culturel International de Hammamet

Centre Culturel International de Hammamet

Built by Romanian millionaire George Sebastian in the 1920s, Hammamet’s International Cultural Centre used to be the ultimate party house. The whitewashed villa and lush landscaped gardens caught the eye of...

Fort in Kelibia

Fort de Kelibia

Fort de Kelibia

In use off and on since it was built by the Carthaginians in the 5th century BC, this strategically placed fort, the largest preserved in Tunisia, dominates a 77m-high hilltop. There's not much to see inside, but...

Beach in Cap Bon

Plage Rtiba

Plage Rtiba

Hidden 2.5km down a rough, unmarked dirt track, the coast around Plage Rtiba appears to be a secret to all except local fishermen and shepherds ushering their goats through. You can plod through the soft, deep...

Beach in El Haouaria

Plage Menzel Salem

Plage Menzel Salem

Down a shockingly pothole-free paved road are a few tiny slithers of sand, some shielded by low cliffs of golden rock. The water here is zebra striped in dark and light blue bands, with picture-perfect views out...

Gallery in Nabeul

Hub Créatif de Nabeul

Hub Créatif de Nabeul

The first of its kind in the country, this EU-sponsored gallery showcases a rotating selection of local ceramics designers, so you can get a good idea of names and styles before venturing out to their workshops...

Museum in Nabeul

Musée Archéologique de Nabeul

Musée Archéologique de Nabeul

Nabeul’s small museum has artefacts from archaeological sites all over Cap Bon, including coins, jewellery, pottery and funerary furnishings. Most impressive are the displays of Roman mosaics from the House of...

Beach in El Haouaria

Ras Ed Drek

Ras Ed Drek

This lovely, long, white-sand beach, also known as El Haouaria plage, is a local favourite, backed by clusters of villas and a couple of restaurants. To the north of the beach, past the port, is a rocky hill that...

Beach in Cap Bon

Plage Menzel Temime

Off the beaten track for most travellers but lurking in plain sight, the town beach in Menzel Temime stretches for several kilometres. This slice of paradise is generally clean and quiet in the mornings; locals...

Beach in Kelibia

Petit Paris

Around the coast from Plage de la Mansoura, Petit Paris is a smaller beach but still clean and loved by locals. A number of restaurants vie for space a few metres back, so there's no need to pack a picnic for...

Beach in Kelibia

Al Fatha

Al Fatha

Surrounded by villas for hire, Al Fatha beach feels like a hidden-away private residential cove, at least until the weekend when the whole neighbourhood and beyond descend to stake out their personal patch on the...

Lagoon in Korba

Korba Lagoon

Separated from the sea by a thin streak of white sand, Korba's long, narrow lagoon follows the coast for 8km. This dark-blue stretch of water is one of the best birdwatching areas in Tunisia, and the wetlands...

Archaeological Site in Hammamet

Pupput

Pupput

Pupput looks like a barren field sandwiched between two hotels, but it once had more prestige as a staging post on the Roman road from Carthage to Hadrumètum (Sousse). The ruins aren't extensive, signage is...

Cave in El Haouaria

Les Grottes

Les Grottes

El Haouaria's dramatic, rocky coast was quarried by the Carthaginians and the Romans, who sought the highly prized, easily worked yellow sandstone for their massive construction projects, such as the Colosseum in...

Amusement Park in Hammamet

CarthageLand

The first theme park in North Africa, CarthageLand is made up of five incongruous worlds where you can battle out the Punic Wars in bumper cars, shoot a laser gun from Aladdin's lamp, circle King Kong on a roller...