One day in Tunisia

Tunisia, one of the most popular tourist destinations, annually visited by more than seven million tourists. Tunisia is a country in North Africa with the homonymous capital. It is bordered by Algeria to the west and Libya to the southeast, the rest of the state is limited by the Mediterranean Sea.

Best time to visit Tunisia

The weather in Tunisia is generally sunny and dry all year round, although the height of summer (July and August) is probably too hot for most visitors to handle, and so is considered an ‘off-peak’ period. The best time to visit Tunisia is in the comfortable months between October and May (making it a good winter sun vacation destination), with spring being particularly lovely because of the wildflower displays that grace the countryside.

Top things to see in Tunisia

-The absurdly photogenic town of Sidi Bou Said will linger long in the memory, and is a great place to do some souvenir shopping.

-The ruins at Carthage and the Bardo Museum are great sights for those interested in the country’s 3,000-year-old history.

-The El Jem Amphitheatre, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is a well-preserved example of one of the largest coliseums ever built.

-The Chott El Jerid, an enormous salt lake, is a bizarre and memorable geographical attraction that is best viewed at daybreak.

Top things to do in Tunisia

-Book a resort holiday in Hammamet, and divide your time between lazing on the beach, exploring the town’s gorgeous medina area, and shopping in its vibrant souk.

-Visit the up-and-coming town of Tabarka, rent some scuba dive in the inviting Mediterranean Sea.

-Visit the troglodyte village of Matmata (of Stars Wars fame) and spend the night at the Sidi Driss hotel, where ‘cave rooms’ are arranged around underground courtyards.

-Ride the Lezard Rouge train through the Seldja Gorge.