Tunisia, the land of landscapes, from the oasis to the desert to its greenery is a perfect place to soak in century old history, learn about its modernity today and indulge in some handmade craft.
Which is why we just need to create this list of the top 10 Tunisia Tourist Attractions You Need to Visit and we can conclude that they certainly are worth a visit.
And our list of Tunisia Tourist Attractions are:
So are you ready?
Sfax holds the most World Heritage Sites in Tunisia is a port town with a powerful historical past. It is also known as the “olive oil” capital of Tunisia, so there may even be some opportunities to see old traditional methods of olive oil production. With its vast landscapes, from the seaside to the city, you can see the intersection of different cultures that once were and an ancient collection of archeological sites and discoveries.
Matmata, located in the South of Tunisia and is famous for its troglodyte (cave) dwellings where you can also see some local residents still residing today. The cave dwellings were said to be made centuries ago and held a practical setting as it protected people from the summer heat and then protected them from the winter. Matmata is also famous for many movie goers as you can imagine, in a galaxy far far away, some of the scenes were filmed here. It is definitely worth a visit as one of the touristic attractions in Tunisia as it holds so many unique features with such a familiar background to movie lovers.
Tamezret, also located in the South and about 10 kilometers from Matmata, was built on slopes and hills, with beautiful and unique architecture still residing on its mountains. In Tamezret, many people. Many of the local residents still pay homage to the Berber language and culture with many indigeneous sites and museums still to see.
Also located in the South, Tataouine might be a familiar site to see or hear as it was based on a town in Star Wars called “Tatooine” and where a majority of filming took place, amongst Matmata and Tamezret. When visiting Tataouine where you have the opportunity to climb ladders and stairs to see different underground parts of the village and also have the opportunity to hear and see the Berber language getting used today.
Gabes is a quaint coast town with a beautiful seaside. Famous for the fact that you can see the mountain, sea, oasis and desert all in one area, Gabes truly adds a unique touch to your mediterranean experience. With many sites to see and many things to do, Gabes also holds some amazing opportunities for you to venture into some of the handicrafts and handmade goods.
6. Tunis City
Don’t forget to go to the cityside for a bridge between the past and the present. Tunis city has some amazing street art for you to see and also the old part of the city is where you can go to the souks, or open bazaars. So get ready to indulge in new street artists and old traditions.
Similarly, Djerbahood is where all the cool kids go, as it is an open air art museum full of local talent where over 200 street artists have displayed their work and multiple nationalities. So we encourage you to take photos, enjoy your time and see Djerbahood for yourself.
8. Kairouan, One of the best Tunisia tourist attractions
Kairouan holds a UNESCO world heritage site and is a place that holds a lot of significance to people who practice Islam due to its religious history, which dates back to the year 670. With many beautiful sites to see, some history and minarets, you are sure to be encapsulated in its historical past.
9. Yasmine Hammamet
On the Northern coast in Tunisia, Yasmin Hamamet has many up and coming restaurants, shopping places as well as a marina and beach. The water has been known to be sparkling and it is an hour away from the Arabian countryside. Yasmin Hammamet also can take you to a 13-century old town to the Great Mosque or an hour away to a 1920s home to the George Sebastian Villa to see mosaics and ruins.
10. Sidi Bou Said
Sidi Bou Said is not a place that will make you blue, but truly fall in love with the color blue. So famously known for its blue doors paired against white buildings, it is a popular place attraction to visit for its aesthetic and laid back culture. There’s not much to do, but to relax, take in its scenery and sightsee along the way, maybe even get a cup of coffee or two. Making Sidi Bou Said a Tunisia tourist attraction that you definitely want to be a part of.
So whether it is laying on the sand, taking in the water’s charm or opting for the more historical route, thankfully we have got you covered from North to South and everything in between when it comes to visiting Tunisia. The caveat is that you get to do some of these experiences exclusively with locals who are ready to share their stories. So check out our packages now and get to booking, because Tunisia most certainly awaits you.