Located on the north of the African continent, Tunisia is just over a hundred miles from the Italian island of Sardinia. Tunisia has beaches on its Mediterranean coast, history in its Roman ruins, great mountains in the north and sand dunes in the Sahara desert. Tunis is the charming capital of Tunisia.
Tunisia has much to offer, from dazzling beaches and remnants of history to explore, to mountains, desert and a charming capital city. This former French colony borders Algeria to the west, Libya to the East and the Mediterranean to the north. The country’s relatively flat plains along the Mediterranean coast have many fine beaches, charming towns and Roman ruins, resulting in a fantastic destination for winter sun. The interior of the country is more mountainous in the north, giving way to the endless sand dunes of the Sahara in the far south. Tunis feels more like a large country town than a capital city, perfectly capturing the overall tranquillity of this relaxing, diverse country. Scott Dunn’s highlights for Tunisia:
- Take a trip to Lake Ichkeul in the north of Tunisia, where Flamingos and egrets inhabit the marshland, making it a superb location for bird watching.
- Explore the ancient roman ruins in Carthage, once one of the greatest cities of the ancient world.
- Wonder the maze of narrow streets in the medina, the old part of Tunis, first founded in the 7th century.