The North African nation of Tunisia is full of history and natural beauty, surrounded by Mediterranean waters and bathed in a balmy climate.
Tunis’s Old Town is a sprawling maze of winding streets and alleyways full of medieval charm. The Rue Jemaa ez Zitouna main street is a delight for the senses, with fascinating craft shops and the rich scent of incense lingering in the air. Bustling souks showcase their specialities from the bespoke blended fragrances of Souk el Attarine to the intricately crafted carpets of Souk des Tapis.
The magnificent El Jem Amphitheatre, dating back to 230 AD, remains superbly preserved. Climb to the top to admire the arena, or explore the underground passageways where gladiators once awaited their entrance. Take an hour’s drive to the sun-drenched city of Monastir and ride the sparkling waves by water ski or banana boat. Closer to the capital, Hammamet is renowned for its pure sand and exceptional marine life.