from Tunis, the town of Sousse, was previously known as Hadrumete
and was built by the Phoenicians in the 9th Century BC. A
town which was Punic, Roman and then Muslim, Sousse has retained
a great deal of character.
by very find crenelated ramparts, dominated on one side by
the imposing Kasbah and
on the other by the mosque and elegant Ribat.
houses souks which are the most typical in Tunisia. Many high
stand along the beautiful fine sand beach which stretches
for several kilometres. Nearby is El Kantaoui, one of the
Mediterranean's main garden ports, with the seductive charm
of its houses built in the purest tradition of Moorish architecture.
resort of Sousses has something for everyone, beaches, cosmopolitan
cafes and restaurants, lively nightlife and historic sights
and Port El Kantaoui are just 25 minutes away from the main
charter airport at Monastir. If you're landing in Tunis, there
are several trains a day and the journey lasts two hours.
To go between Sousse and Port El Kantaoui, take a bus, taxi
or the little tourist train.
to Stay & Eat
and Port El Kantaoui are well established resorts, you'll
find a wide ranging selection of hotels. Nearly all of them
are beachfront. Self catering aparthotels offer comfort and
flexibility and can be found in both resorts. There are also
clean budget hotels in Sousse's old walled city.
comes to eating out you are really spoilt for choice. You'll
find restaurants for every taste. For a special occasion,
try the sophisticated La Daurade, the mouth-watering Le Mediterranee
or traditional specialities at Les Emirs, all in Port El Kantaoui's
marina. These restaurants are extremely popular so it is best
to book in advance.
view over Sousse's bustling media from the battlements of
the Ribat, a 9th century fort that is the town's oldest
Kasbah Museum of Antiquities in Sousse which houses some
of Tunisia's finest Roman mosaics.
- A trip
out to sea on on of the elaborate wooden pirate galleons
moored in Port El Kantaoui.
highly enjoyable evening cabaret show at Sousse's casino.
buses and taxis are very cheap and readily available. Trains
are one of the best ways to travel in Tunisia.
is a clifftop village about 20 miles north of Sousse, that
is famous for the craft of weaving from esparto grass.
north perched on a huge limestone rock is the Berber village
of Takrouna with staggering views of the coastline.
than an hour away inland is Kairouan, one of the holiest
cities in the Islamic world.