There are nine international airports in Tunisia. Tunis-Carthage International Airport (TUN) located in the capital of the country, is the main one of them. Most of the regular flights from Europe, Africa and the Middle East land there.

The most modern airport in Tunisia, which began operating a little more than ten years ago, in 2011, is Enfida-Hammamet International Airport (NBE). It’s also considered to be the most convenient, as it’s equally easy to get to any country’s resort from there, except Djerba Island. However, Monastir Habib Bourguiba International Airport (MIR) is the most convenient for those who are going to have a holiday in Monastir, Sousse or Mahdia. The airport is situated in Monastir and receives mostly charter flights.

The southernmost tourist airport in Tunisia is called Djerba–Zarzis International Airport (DJE). It mostly has charter flights from Europe. Five more regional airports in Tunisia are served mainly by domestic airline called Tunisair Express. These are Tozer-Nefta (TOE), Sfax (SFA), Tabarka-Ain-Draham (TBJ), Gabes (GAE), Gafsa (GAF) airports.

Nature & Geography
Nature & Geography

The Republic of Tunisia, is a state on the Mediterranean coast of North Africa. It is bordered by the Mediterranean Sea to the north and east, Algeria to the west and southwest, and Libya to the southeast. The area of Tunisia is 163.6 thousand m2, it is the smallest country of the Maghreb.

About a third of the country’s territory is covered by the Atlas Mountains and intermontane plateaus, which are located in the north. In the central part there are mostly elevated and flat plains with salt lakes. The Sahara Desert, its northern part, is situated in the south of Tunisia.

Tunisia is a country with an agrarian economy and developing manufacturing industries. The country’s economy is based on agriculture, process manufacturing and mining. Phosphate mining plays an important role in the economy. Lead-zinc, iron and polymetallic ores are mined there, reserves of barite, potassium salts, and gas have been found. Tunisia's most valuable mineral raw material is oil, although its reserves are much smaller than those available in neighboring countries.

Historical sites
Historical sites

One of the most famous sights of Tunisia is, of course, the legendary Carthage. Despite the famous ancient Roman conclusion that "Carthage must be destroyed," there is a lot to see there, and at the same time you will not find any modern objects and constructions, everything has true historical value. It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

In 1985, UNESCO also included the archaeological sensation of the twentieth century, the Phoenician city of Kerkuan, to the list of the World Heritage of Mankind, as it’s the best-preserved settlement of the Punic period. Another UNESCO–protected site in Tunisia is the Amphitheatre of El Jem, a grand building which is just slightly smaller in size than the Roman Colosseum, and the walls of which look better than those of its Italian counterpart.

Continuing to mention the sites listed by UNESCO as a World Heritage, let’s focus on Dougga. There are numerous objects there that are worth seeing, the most fascinating ones of them are the Capitol and the only preserved building of Numidian culture, the mausoleum of Ataban. The Medina of Tunis, the capital of the country, is also included in the UNESCO list. It’s an old Arab city with a unique architectural ensemble and a real ambiance of an Oriental fairy tale.

The variety and number of historical attractions in Tunisia is amazing. There is Maktar, founded by Numidians as a defense outpost; Sbeitla, a small town, next to which there are the Roman ruins of Sufetula. Among the most significant buildings of Sufetula, the following ones should be especially highlighted: the Christian churches built in the IV-V centuries, baths with mosaic floors, ruins of a theater, a forum and a Capitol consisting of three temples.

The north-west of the country boasts the archaeological site of Bulla Regia. The finds of the prehistoric, Numidian, Roman and early Christian periods are presented there. Thuburbo Majus, an ancient Roman city in the northern part of Tunisia, also deserves special attention. There is the Capitol with columns of the Corinthian order, the temple of Mercury, and the palaestra of the Petronius family, next to which a bas-relief of a dancing bacchante was discovered.

Travelers should also visit the city of Kairouan, which is considered to be the fourth most important shrine in the Islamic world after Mecca, Medina and Jerusalem. These are, surely, not all Tunisian historical sites, the list can be continued.


Tunisia has a very developed tourist infrastructure. The provision of recreation facilities for travelers in the country is one of the main profitable industries, therefore, the state pays great attention to the development of this sector of economy, including the work in standardization and quality control of services provided.

There are lots of hotels in the country, including the ones of international hotel chains, such as Iberostar Hotels & Resort, Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts, Anantara Hotels, JAZ, Steigenberger, Marriott, Four Seasons Hotels & Resorts, etc.

Convenient routes to the main tourist attractions pass through all the country. The roads have good asphalt surfaces, there are stopover spots. All popular resorts are located not far from airports, so transfers don’t usually take much time.

In Tunisia tours are conducted by licensed tour guides who speak English, French, German, Russian, Spanish, Italian and other languages. There are numerous restaurants and cafes, shopping centers, supermarkets and artisan shops in the tourist areas.


Tunisia is a popular tourist destination, the main advantages of which are snow–white, mostly sandy beaches, various exciting guided tours, including children's and author’s ones, effective thalassotherapy – and all that is at very attractive prices which can greatly surprise travelers who are not familiar with the country.

Tunisian cosmetics, made of seaweeds, salt and minerals, have fans among lovers of natural, sustainable and organic products around the world.


The prices for hotel accommodation vary a lot in Tunisia, from budget-friendly 3 star hotels to expensive 5 star ones. In comparison with European countries, quite cheap food and beverages are available in Tunisia, the widest range of goods is presented in Carrefour, MG and Monoprix stores.

There are lots of opportunities in Tunisia to undertake interesting and unusual leisure activities if you have the desire and some money for it. For example, there are campings in the Sahara Desert, unique wellness and rejuvenation courses in local thalassotherapy centers, and restaurants with a very high level of service.


SPA and thalasso centers, unique gastronomic experiences, big bright festivals, golf – there are plenty of opportunities in Tunisia to have an unforgettable holiday. In the country you can completely relax, enjoy the sun and the sea, improve your health and even get rejuvenated.

The range of procedures in Tunisian thalasso centers is huge, as not only heated seawater is used in thalasso centers, but also mud, clay, algae, minerals, and oils. SPA treatments are also more effective in Tunisian climate. Living in cities, we go to SPAs to relax and recharge our batteries, while in the SPA centers in Tunisia it’s possible to really improve health, because environmentally friendly algae and ghassoul clay extracted in the Atlas Mountains are used for treatment there. They cleanse the body from toxins, rejuvenate and nourish it.

While having a holiday in Tunisia, you can enjoy the variety of entertainment activities. For instance, you can attend one of over 300 festivals, including the international ones, which are held there every year. One of the most famous events is the International Festival of Symphonic Music in El Jem, during which concerts are held in the ancient Roman amphitheater under the starry sky of North Africa.

Golf is another kind of activity popular with tourists in Tunisia, and it’s proven by the number of golf fields in the country, which is one of the biggest in the world. All golf clubs are situated at such resorts as Gammarth, Monastir, Sousse (Port El Kantaoui), Hammamet, the island of Djerba. Moreover, you can go on a nice trip by boat, yacht or ship. Fishing lovers will also not get bored.

And don’t forget about gastronomy. Tunisian cuisine can surprise you with the diversity of tastes which will be especially appreciated by those who love the dishes of Turkish, French and Mediterranean cuisines.


Tunisia is a perfect destination for MICE tourism. In the hotels of the country there’s everything to host corporate events, from diplomatic receptions to international conferences, at the highest level. Modern technical equipment, excellent service, ample opportunities for convenient accommodation make the country a great place for creative people from different parts of the world to organize their events.

Author’s programmes for corporate tourism, tours with elements of team building and fascinating guided tours are also very popular among MICE travelers.

Any kinds of events for any number of participants and any duration can be organized at numerous resorts of the country, such as Tunis/ Gammarth, Hammamet, Sousse, Monastir, Mahdia, and Djerba. And the mild climate of the Mediterranean, the beauty of nature and a diversity of interesting historical attractions included in the UNESCO World Heritage List make such business trips also a great vacation, full of positive emotions and impressions.

Cities & Resorts

The country features ample opportunities for traveling all year round. There are no prolonged periods of burning heat on the Mediterranean coast of Tunisia, so hundreds of thousands of travelers come there in high season to enjoy lying on the magnificent sandy beaches and swimming in the crystal-clear sea. In off-season Tunisia is a perfect place for relaxing holidays as local thalassotherapy centers are famous all over the world for their effective treatment courses which are done with eco-friendly products of the sea, such as different kinds of clay, marine mud, algae, etc. Anyway, thalassotherapy treatments are popular with tourists in any season.

Moreover, travelers can always find something to get busy with and get a charge of positive emotions. For example, you can visit numerous historical sites and admire the ruins of ancient civilizations or medieval fortresses, many of which are included in the list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Or you can attend one of the various festivals which are often the venues for concerts of well-known singers.

There’s a lot to see and do in Tunisia, so if you learn more about the country, you’ll definitely find a reason to come back again!


It’s a little resort and one of the oldest cities in Tunisia founded by the Phoenicians long before the current era.

Bizerte is a city with a long and rich history which dates back to pirate times, French colonization and the arrival of the western military fleet of White Russia in 1920. There are lots of places to visit there: an Arab medina and an old port, the fort of the Ottoman Empire time and an Orthodox Church.

The beaches in Bizerte are marvelous sandy and gently sloping ones which are perfect for family holidays with children. The sand is white and fine, the sea is clean.

Ten kilometers away from the city there’s the northernmost point of Africa, cape Ras ben Sakka. And a unique lake Ichkeul with fresh and salt water is located twenty kilometers away from Bizerte.


It’s one of the most picturesque resorts in Tunisia, which is located in the north-west of the country. The name of this city is derived from the Berber "heather country", and even now you can taste the famous heather honey there.

Inhale the scents of a forest, which the air is full of. Tabarka is famous for its forest landscapes but travelers will also appreciate the romantic rocky ledges towering over the sea.

The main advantage of Tabarka is its magnificent golden beaches. The sea is crystal-clear, the beaches are never crowded, making the place a paradise for relaxation. Moreover, the annual Jazz Festival takes place there. It’s held in the old Roman basilica and attended by jazz artists from all over the world. It’s sure that not only jazz music lovers will like such a big event.


It’s a resort, located in the suburbs of the capital, it’s extremely convenient to go on tours to famous tourist attractions from there. You can get to the capital from there not only by bus or taxi, but also by metro, by Tunis-Gammarth route.

Legendary Carthage and Sidi Bou Said − the blue-and-white city of artists, musicians and poets, the Bardo Museum with a rich collection of ancient artifacts and the Medina of Tunis which is an old Arab city listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site are all ten to thirty minutes away from Gammarth.

There is a luxury yacht port and a large golf course, a private beach and even a forest. This is a prestigious resort, there are many fashionable hotels and residences there.


СThe capital of the state of almost the same name, the political, economic and cultural center of Tunisia. This is a city of contrasts, where ancient history interconnects with modernity, African motifs − with European ones, so travelers sometimes can find it difficult to understand in which era and on which continent they are now.

The main tourist attraction in Tunis is the medina of the city which is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It’s an old Arab city with palaces and bazaars that look like the ones from One Thousand and One Nights fairy tales. There’s Al-Zaytuna Mosque, the main one in Tunis, and a beautiful Hammouda Pacha Mosque. In the bazaar you can buy essential oils, hookah tobacco, national clothes and fabrics. At the former slave market they sell silver and gold jewelry.

There are many museums and parks in the city, the main street runs between the medina and the bay, this is one of the most picturesque places in the capital.


The "citrus capital" of Tunisia, which is also considered to be the capital of ceramics. Nabeul's agriculture relies on oranges, lemons, and the bitter orange. Nabeul is also known in Tunisia and abroad for its handicraft that consists of artistic pottery, especially painted dishes as well as for wall tiles.

Grombalia, the center of Tunisian winemaking, is located not far from Nabeul. While taking a tour to the local winery, you can taste various types of red, white, rosé and even grey wine, samples of which receive awards at prestigious international competitions. It’s also easy to get from Nabeul to Hammamet with its famous sights and entertainment facilities.

The beaches of Nabeul are comfortable sandy gently sloping ones which are perfect for family holidays.


It’s one of the most popular resort towns in Tunisia where people came to enjoy the sun and the sea even at the times of the Roman Empire. There you can walk through the narrow streets of an old Arab medina and attend the Hammamet International Festival at Villa Sebastian, where classical and modern music virtuosos and dancers from all over the world perform.

There are many thalassotherapy centers in Hammamet, people come there to improve their health. But entertainment facilities in the town are also on top: there’s Yasmine Hammamet tourist area with such theme parks as Carthage Land, Aqualand, Ali Baba and Aladdin, as well as nightclubs, discos and restaurants. Moreover, there’s a port called Marina Yasmine Hammamet from where you can go on a boat trip or just enjoy the ambiance of the Tunisian Mediterranean while having a walk by numerous yachts.

Don’t forget about the beaches which are just lovely there. The sea is crystal-clean and there’s almost no jellyfish.


It’s a town in the north-east of Tunisia and the international airport of the same name, which is one of the largest in Africa. The airport mostly serves charter flights from European countries but there are also domestic flights for travelers who head to the Djerba Island.

Enfidha features the ambiance of a unique combination of original African culture with the colour of a former French colony and modernity.

You can learn about the history of the town during a visit to the local museum of ancient history. Also, adventure lovers will definitely find it interesting to visit authentic Berber villages located near Enfidha.


It’s the third largest city in Tunisia and one of the country's main resorts. People from all over the world come to the local thalasso centers to take treatment courses with eco-friendly products of the sea that improves health.

Comfortable gently sloping sandy beaches are perfect to really enjoy the sea. However, history lovers will also like traveling there as the medina of the city is included in the UNESCO World Heritage Site list. It’s a well–preserved old Arab city with romantic narrow streets, surrounded by a powerful fortress wall, and it’s not the only one local attraction.

In Sousse, you can play golf and go diving, visit clubs and restaurants, or swing by one of the largest and most impressive 3D museums in the world. There are leisure activities to suit all tastes.


It’s the birthplace of Tunisia's first president and the fighter for the country’s independence, Habib Bourguiba. It’s a must-visit city for history lovers as a tour to the Arab fortress Ribat will definitely strike a chord in the heart. It was believed that anyone who had served in the fortress for at least a few days and was buried near its walls, secured a place in paradise.

The Bourguiba mausoleum, an old mosque, medina with its bustling bazaars where you can buy spices and herbs, incense and Tunisian sweets – this is not a full list of places which are worth visiting when arriving in Monastir.

Moreover, the touristic zone Skanes Monastir is a great place for beach holidays. Bananas, jet skis, water scooters, parasailing or discos under the starry sky of North Africa – everyone will find a suitable activity.


It’s a small resort town with marvelous beaches. Mahdia is a great place for relaxation as the main pleasures at that resort are tasty food, strolls along the sea, thalassotherapy courses and beach zen.

Moreover, beautiful Mahdia features some other zests. For example, the Skifa Kahla which is a fortification of the 10th century that was used as the main fort to protect the access to the town. Or the fortress Borj El Kebir from where you can enjoy a breathtaking view of the town. There’s also an archeological museum that is definitely worth visiting because it houses really unique artifacts.

Anyway, if tourists in Mahdia still want to experience the nightlife in Tunisia, it won’t be difficult at all. They can take a train from there to Sousse, another Tunisian resort where there are entertainment facilities to suit all tastes.


An island located in the Gulf of Gabes, off the Mediterranean coast of Tunisia. It’s a real paradise for fishermen, beach and kiteboarding lovers – there are plenty of opportunities to practice this kind of sport on Djerba.

Moreover, there you can take thalassotherapy courses, it’s a perfect place to recharge your batteries. Essential oils, marine mud, algae and, of course, sea water are used in treatment. Natural products and the skills of thalassotherapy professionals guarantee the effectiveness of the treatment.

However, traveling to Djerba will be not just beneficial for your health but interesting and full of positive emotions as well. The island boasts interesting sights: underground mosques, the oldest Jewish synagogue, potteries where real masterpieces are produced, a fortress and much more.


The city is called the capital of oases and it’s located in a very unusual place. Near Tozeur there’s Chott el Djerid, a large salt lake that looks fantastic: there some episodes of George Lucas' Star Wars saga were filmed.

The beauty of this place is literally mesmerizing, the dried-up areas of Chott el Djerid, covered with a salt crust, shimmer in the sun and the most beautiful scenery can be admired at dawn, at sunrise.

In addition to the salt lake, there are some other attractions in Tozeur. The city is noted for its yellow/brownish brickwork as well as its patterns in geometric designs which form the facades of most buildings. The ornaments can also be seen on the famous local carpets. The city is surrounded by palm groves, which are irrigated with spring waters. Some of those springs are mineral ones.


It’s a town known as the "gateway to the Sahara", which was an important stop on the trans-Saharan caravan routes in previous times. Every year Douz hosts the International Festival of the Sahara, a four-day celebration of traditional desert culture that features traditional music and dancing, poetry readings, camel wrestling, and racing of horses and salukis. The festival is attended by lots of travelers who taste the dishes of Tunisian cuisine and watch various performances.

The Museum of the Sahara in Douz is really worth visiting. The exposition showcases displays on traditional nomadic desert culture of the Berber people: how to pitch tents, brand camels or make carpets. Anyway, the main tourist attraction is the vast and majestic Desert. Douz is a starting point for desert treks by camel, motorcycle, or four-wheel-drive vehicle.


First of all, Tunisia is a destination for beach holidays on the Mediterranean Sea. Those who want to soak up the sun on the beach will definitely find lots of accommodation options, for any preferences and any budget as pleasures do not always have to be expensive.

Furthermore, Tunisia is much more than quiet relaxing beach holidays. In a great variety of hotels in the country travelers will certainly find ones for fun and lovely get-together with your friends, family holidays, a romantic honeymoon, or a high-level conference with necessary equipment.

You’ll definitely find suitable accommodation of any kind within a wide range of hotels:
Budget-friendly hotels from $9 per person per night
Hotels for beach holidays for any budget
Hotels for young people
Hotels for family holidays
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Guided Tours

It’s the city of the ancient Romans, one of the best preserved ancient monuments in North Africa.

The archaeological site of Dougga

It’s the richest repository of Roman mosaics and artifacts of fine arts, mainly of the ancient period.

The Bardo National Museum

It’s a place where the Phoenicians and the ancient Romans lived, one of the richest cities of antiquity.


The city of Roman veterans with an amphitheater, baths and a Capitol.

The archaeological site of Uthina

It’s a picturesque blue-and-white city; artists and poets, romantics and lovers from different parts of the world come there.

Sidi Bou Said

It’s a city where the ancient Roman amphitheater − the African Colosseum − is located. The amphitheater is the venue for concerts of world-famous opera stars.

El Jem

It’s an old Arab city with big fortress gates and palaces, mosques and markets.

The Medina of Tunis

It’s a holy city of the Islamic world, the fourth after Mecca, Medina and Jerusalem, where the largest mosque in Maghreb is situated.


It’s a small Berber speaking town in the south of Tunisia with traditional underground "troglodyte" houses.


It’s a small Andalusian town with a unique clock whose hands turn upside down and the numbers are oriented towards the center. It’s also the venue of the Malouf music festival.


It’s a city located not far from Chott el Djerid. It was a shooting location for the film "The English Patient".


The center of Tunisian winemaking, there you can taste amazing red, white, rosé and even grey wines.


It’s the biggest salt lake in Africa, one of the landscapes of the famous epic saga Star Wars..

Chott el Djerid

It’s the northernmost city and port in Tunisia and Africa in general.


The "gateway" to the majestic Sahara Desert and a city famous for large date palm plantations.


It’s an ancient Phoenician city with a famous fort, wooded hills and rocks hanging over the sea.


It’s one of the most popular resorts in Tunisia with lots of historical sites and magnificent beaches.


It’s a tiny village on Djerba with a picturesque street art quarter of Djerbahood − a street art event in which artists from all over the world created 250 mural paintings.


It’s the hometown of the first President of Tunisia and a place where you can see the evidence of the heroism of the past centuries.


It’s a crocodile farm, where more than four hundred individuals of the Nile crocodile live permanently.

The Djerba Explore Park

A large park where you can see the big-eared fennec foxes and other inhabitants of Africa.

Friguia Park

The "Village of potters" on Djerba, where ceramic masterpieces, such as jugs, mugs and platters, are created from shapeless lumps of clay.