Welcome to Northern Tunisia
Heading south from Tabarka along narrow, winding roads takes you into the Kroumirie Mountains, thick with cork oak and potential for hiking. The main town is Ain Draham, a one-time colonial hill station that’s high enough to get snow in winter.
The region is also home to Tunisia’s most intriguing Roman sites: the subterranean villas of Bulla Regia; the ancient Chemtou quarries, renowned for their unique yellow marble; and the ancient port of Utica (Utique), all bearing testimony to the ingenuity of these illustrious ancestors.
Check travel advice before travelling to Chemtou; the British Foreign Office currently advises against nonessential travel to the area.