Southern Tunisia 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 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…
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…
Film Location in Matmata

Hotel Sidi Driss

This hotel and old troglodyte house is Matmata's biggest draw because of its iconic status as a Star Wars film location. Spread over several pit courtyards connected by underground tunnels, it stood in for Luke Skyw…
Film Location in Ong Jemal

Mos Espa

Mos Espa is probably Tunisia’s best-preserved Star Wars set. It’s remarkably intact and one of the best Star Wars sites in the country. The site is a collection of nearly 20 domed purpose-built buildings that stood …
Historic Building in Ksour Country

Ksar Joumaa

Joumaa is as good a ksar (Berber granary) as you could hope to find, with a splendid remote setting. It's almost a street of ghorfas (grain stores) at the end of a rough track leading up from the village of Joumaa. …
Historic Building in Medenine

Ksar

Medenine’s only attraction is its well-preserved ksar (fortified granary). It can seem as if every square inch of every ghorfa (long, barrel-vaulted grain store) surrounding the courtyard is covered with souvenirs, …
Historic Building in Ksour Country

Ksar Haddada

Ksar Haddada draws a steady stream of visitors who marvel at its maze of small alleyways and courtyards. It became a place of pilgrimage for Star Wars fans following its appearance in The Phantom Menace – it was one…
Museum in Tozeur

Dar Charaït Museum

The museum is housed is an extravagant reproduction of an old palace and contains collections of pottery, jewellery, costumes and other antiques, as well as an art gallery. Scattered throughout the rooms off the spl…
Area in Tozeur

Ouled El Hadef

This 14th-century medina has a unique, striking architecture of pale brickwork arranged in relief patterns of endless, rhythmic variation; the easiest way in is from Ave de Kairouan. Many of the buildings have been …