The oldest Phoenician settlement on the coast of North Africa, and its glorious monuments: the Anthonin thermes, the Tophet at Salambo, the Amphitheatre, the Punic ports and the Acropolium. Once home to Hannibal and his elephants, and the big Mediterranean rival to the Roman Empire, Carthage today is a beautiful northern suburb of Tunis and a UNESCO World Heritage Site
Medina of Tunis
The largest Medina in North Africa (larger than Fez or Cairo), where you will stroll through the various souks and main monuments including palaces being restored and traditional homes which illustrate the way of life and customs of the nineteenth century Tunis. Around the celebrated Zitouna (Olive tree) Great Mosque, lie the souks, you will enjoy the ambiance of the Souk El Attarine (perfumes) or Souk El Nhas (copper), visit the old neighborhoods of Sidi Mehrez and Bab Souika, and find your way to the Government place –the Kasbah, in front of the Tunis City hall.
Sidi Bou Said
A 17th century village with immaculate white and blue houses that has managed to preserve its charm and peacefulness. Perched on a cliff that is overhanging Carthage and the Gulf of Tunis, Sidi Bou Said is a veritable gem of Arab-Andalusian architecture.
Winding alleyways, dazzlingly white houses… the ambiance pervading the premises confer on them well-being and serenity. Some of the town’s traditional cafes provide a marvelous view of the Gulf of Tunis, a perfect spot for painters and poets (it is called the Montmartre of Tunis).