Tunisia has many novelty forms of transportation, including this 'Noddy' train, which runs from Port El Kantaoui to Sousse. The trackless train drives on the road and is certainly a different way to travel and see the sights!
2: Go parasailing
There are Tunisians offering water sports everywhere, especially parasailing, which seems to be extremely popular. With parasailing you are attached to a parachute by a harness & pulled along by a speedboat, providing you with a nice view of surroundings
3: El Djem amphitheatre
One of the most impressive Roman remains in Africa & nearly as big as the Colosseum in Rome. Not only can you sit on the steps of the amphitheatre, you can also explore the underground basement area, where the beasts and gladiators were kept in cells.
4: Take a horse & carriage ride around Sousse
Haggle for a ride in one of these elaborately decorated carriages for a unique way to see Sousse. Of course no trip to North Africa would be complete without haggling for goods in the labyrinthine streets of a souk.
The Tunisian landscape has calm and serene beaches which make it conducive for you to enjoy some exciting activities like windsurfing. However, the most conducive time to enjoy these activities starts from December which carries through April.
Has been called by some the fourth holiest city in Islam. That is how important a religious centre this city is. The Great Mosque, built around 670 AD and Aghlabid basins are some of the major attractions here.
Also known as the Polynesia of the Mediterranean, and is not hard to see why. The island situated off the south-east of Tunisia on the Gulf of Gabes, has endless miles of sandy beaches along the deep blue waters. Also enjoy the Roman sites, a pirate\'s castle, the ancient synagogue of the Griba, and a number of mosques built like fortresses.
A popular holiday resort and the best place to buy pottery in Tunisia. Good nightlife, excellent beach with good restaurants, cafes and bars are some of the things that await visitors to this town.
Has one of the best preserved Roman amphitheaters in the world, which happens to be a copy of the Colloseum in Rome and is just as impressive. This roman structure is considered the best of all roman structures in Africa and was probably the third largest of its kind in Roman times.
One of the great ancient cities and despite the total destruction of the city by the Roman, it still retains most of its natural charm. However most of the ruins that would be seen are of Romanic origin but that should the history buff from visiting this area.
This the place made famous for the shooting some of the scenes in the Star Wars film and its cave dwellings. A visit to Tunisia would not be complete without having a glimpse of these remarkable cave dwellings.
12: Kelibia Fortress
Kelibia which is a renowned fishing port in the northern peninsula features a major attraction for the tourists, the Byzantine fort. The fort has excellent preserves of gateway and massive wall to view. From the bastions of the fort, you can enjoy stunning view. The excavation and restoration work is still being carried out.
Kerkoaune is located just a few distances away from Djebel Abiod and has a splendid excavation site to explore. The town of Kerkoaune was of planned in the shape of horse shoe and was protected by the double walls and two gates. The town was well planned with excellent drainage system, a good network of streets, dye factory and well established houses with marble floors, a courtyard with fountain and baths. Outside the town, the remains of necropolis was also found.
14: Cathedral of St. Louis
The Cathedral of St. Louis in Carthage which stands over the hill was built in 1890s. The Moorish styled Cathedral is dedicated to the King Louix IX of France who died here during the siege of Tunis. Being one of the largest churches in North Africa, it was also the seat of the Archbishop of Carthage and Primate of Africa. It also became the monastery of the Peres Blancs who aimed in reconquering North Africa for Christianity. The Cathedral of St. Louis now functions as the National Archaeological Museum and has become the state property since 1964.
15: Byrsa Hill
Once the base of Punic settlement, Byrsa Hill in Carthage is located close to the TGM station Carthage Hannibal and features at present the Cathedral of St. Louis. From the top of the Byrsa Hill, you can get the view of Carthage city, the Punic Harbor, La Goulette, Tunis, Djebel Bou Kornine and the Mediterranean.
16: Medina of Tunis
Medina in Tunis is the largest medina in Tunisia that contains 700 monuments of ancient periods. Being considered as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Medina covers an area of 270 hectares and has one-tenth of the population of Tunis that is more than 100,000 people. From 12th to 14th century, under the Almohads and the Hafsids period, Medina of Tunis is considered as one of the utmost and the richest cities in the Islamic world. Comprising of numerous attractions from ancient period, it includes palaces, mosques, mausoleums, madrasas and fountains. Some of the most notable places in Medina are The Great Mosque, Aghlabid Ez-Zitouna Mosque and The Dar-al-Bey or Bey's Palace.
17: Roman Caves, El Haouaria
To the north-east of the El Haouaria, you can find the Roman caves which are carved out of sandstone close to the coast. The road which passes through the marabout of the holy man leads you to a sand track after which you can find the caves. The caves were first mined by the Carthaginians and later by the Romans. You can spend your time in discovering the caves which give the view of hard-work of the slaves.
18: House of Amphitrite
House of Amphitrite or the Maison d'Amphitrite is the best mosaic-preserve to be found in Bulla Regia. Lying to the north-east of the Maison de la Peche, the House of Amphitrite was most likely the Temple of Neptune. The building has three main rooms and two small chambers across the hallway. The underground passage in the building will lead you to the room featuring the most amazing mosaic art of Venus Marina and Neptune on a marine centaur. There is also the mosaic of the cupid admiring himself on the mirror.
If you are interested in history, quarries can be a place to visit in Chemtou. The rocks in Chemtou which are of 20 metre in height highlight Roman quarrying. The blocks left in the quarries have the name of the Emperor, a consul or a quarry official engraved into it. It also provides information of the place from where the section of the quarry came.
The archaeological site of Simitthus in Chemtou has much to explore. Located on the foothill, it was of major importance due to the marble quarries. Other important things that are found in the place are the baths, cisterns and the amphitheater. The southern region of the town features a damaged bridge with some of its part lying in river Medjerda and some on its banks. There is also a corn-mill driven by water close to the bridge.