Attractions

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…
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…
National Park in Lake Ichkeul

Ichkeul National Park

Lake Ichkeul has been a Unesco World Heritage site since 1980, but it's been managed as a hunting reserve at least as far back as the 13th century. The lake's surrounds – marsh, floodplain and forested hills – are h…
Fort in Tabarka

Genoese Fort

This fort is Tabarka's most instantly recognised landmark, sitting as it does on a wooded hill guarding the entrance to the harbour. It was built in the 16th century when Tabarka was a Genoese outpost surrounded by …
Fort in Bizerte

Spanish Fort

Built from 1570 to 1573 by Ulj Ali, the military ruler of Algiers, and named for a military victory over the Spanish, this fortress overlooks the medina from the north. All that remains are two long wall sections an…
Harbour in Tabarka

Marina

The heart of Tabarka is its marina, just northeast of the town centre. It’s a popular place to hang out, go for a drink or stroll.
Ruins in Northern Tunisia

Utica

Utica, the first Phoenician city in North Africa, was founded in about 1100 BC, 300 years before Carthage. Situated at the mouth of Oued (River) Medjerda, it soon became a thriving port and remained important – and …
Cemetery in Béja

Commonwealth War Cemetery

This cemetery is a serene field of 396 graves, 87 of them unidentified; most perished between December 1942 and January 1943, when the Axis powers sent a force from Italy to counter the Allied landings in Algeria an…
Fort in Bizerte

Ksibah

This squat little fort, facing the kasbah, was modified by the Aghlabids in the 9th century, who added the attractive arched skifa (gate) and a courtyard with a set of cells – not for prisoners, but for silent study…
Beach in Tabarka

Montazah Beach

This beach begins at the marina and stretches eastward around the bay, past the big hotels of the Zone Touristique. The further from the marina you go the cleaner it gets, but note that the mouth of the river on the…