Where to relax in Tunisia, if not in Sousse – a noisy resort, very popular with young people, with a huge selection of hotels for every budget. In it you can relax noisily and inexpensively, or you can live truly luxuriously, but in any case it will not be boring.
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In the suburb of Sousse called El Kantaou there is a beach area of Port El Kantaoui, recognized as the cleanest beach in Tunisia. This place contrasts with the crowded beaches in Sousse. In Port El Kantaoui, there is an atmosphere of peace and quiet. The beaches in El Kantau are clean and well maintained, as they are the private property of the hotels.
The historical center in Sousse (Medina, or Old City), surrounded by walls, is famous for its ancient towers and mosques, the market, and also the catacombs. Ribat Fortress, dating back to the Middle Ages, allows you to see the Caliph’s Tower. Located in the old castle, the city museum of Sousse invites you to view expositions with statues, mosaics, masks. It is worth visiting the botanical garden Oasis Park El Kantaoui, the Museum of Archeology, the Old Town with souvenir shops and shops, the Catholic Church at the central station, the catacombs of the Good Shepherd, where the burials of the times of Early Christianity are located, Dar Essid (house-museum of a wealthy local family).
You can also go to the local AquaSplash Thalassa water park or the interesting Zinebledi show.
Local food, souvenirs and interesting gizmos await tourists at the Soula Center Supermarket. This four-story establishment is located at the entrance to the historic center. Do not forget about the local market in the Old City – here are sold numerous goods that are obsessively offered by Tunisian shopkeepers. It is important to know: you can find a shop with local souvenirs near almost every hotel or inn.
Mahdia is sparsely populated white sand beaches, an ideal place for a relaxing holiday with children and health improvement in local thalassotherapy centers.
In the city of Madhya, most of the hotels are located on the sea coast, as the local beach strip has a length of about 3 kilometers. The beaches of Mahdia are known for their white sands. The town is sparsely populated, so the beaches are mostly visited by tourists. The gentle entrance to the water allows families with children to relax here.
Medina of Mahdia, where colorful cafes, souvenir shops, restaurants are located, is an interesting place. There are many beautiful places and cultural and historical monuments in the town. For example, the local embankment with picturesque views, the Borj el-Kebir fortress (XVI century), the small Place du Cairo, where the octagonal minaret of the Mustafa Gamza mosque (1772), the Museum of Islamic Culture is located. No less interesting to visit are diving centers, a Punic cemetery, the Salatka Museum, the National Museum of Mahdia at the gates of Skif el-Kala, the small mosque of Slimane Gamza, the Great Mosque (1965).
Mahdia is the center of silk weaving. Products from silk threads are woven here on old looms equipped only with a foot drive. In Mahdia, tourists can buy silk stoles, shawls, outfits, shoes and bags at reasonable prices.
Every Friday, the Black Gate Bazaar is held, where you can buy wedding dresses and silk accessories. It is recommended to come here in the morning, because by noon a lot is sold out.
In Mahdia, you can buy products from the Zouila olive cooperative, such as natural and delicious olive oil or a moisturizing soap made from it.
Monastir is a city near the airport, ideal for lovers of a relaxing holiday away from civilization, with pleasant pleasure yachts and a calm sea.
The length of the beaches of Monastir along the coast exceeds 12 kilometers. All hotels located here have their own private beach, so the hotel management takes care of their improvement and cleanliness. Snow-white shining sand, warm waters of the sea, sun-drenched coastline and bright blue sky are the visiting card of this resort area.
A must-see is a visit to the Medina of Monastir, where the Great Mosque (IX century) with marble columns is located, as well as the Museum of National Costume, Ribat – an example of Islamic architecture of the 19th-11th centuries, the Museum of Islamic Art. Do not forget about important buildings of historical significance, for example, the fortress walls with the gates of Bab el-Gharbi (from the west, XV century), Bab-Tunis (from the north-east, XVIII century), Bab-Briksha (from the south, the end of the XVII century ).
The mausoleum of Habib Bourguiba of incredible beauty is an architectural masterpiece with two minarets and a golden dome, to which a wide alley, surrounded by the city cemetery, stretches.
With children, you can go to Spring Land Park, but according to tourists, it is not particularly interesting here. Or you can visit the SPONGEBOB water park, but you shouldn’t make a special trip here from other resorts – nothing particularly remarkable.
Souvenirs from the city of Monastir are represented by leather, ceramics, wood, cosmetics with olive oil, souvenirs and clothes with national flavor. In the medina of the city, there is a four-story Yasmina Center supermarket where you can buy various goods. Carrefour, Monoprix and General supermarkets sell the popular Ruspina olive oil.