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The First Tourist Place in Tunisia

Aug 17, 2007
Hammamet with its fortress dating back to the 15th century and old Medina, has developed into a fine resort. Modern spacious hotels surround the beautiful bay stretching north and south of the town's centre. It is clearly among North Africa's finest beach resorts.

It was the first tourist place in Tunisia. Located in the south east of the northern peninsula of Cap Bon in the Governorate of Nabeul. A tourist town that is divided into two parts: The new tourist city and the old city. The old city has it's charm because it has a nice medina and the city itself is wonderful to explore

The Gulf of Hammamet has sparkling seas, miles of fine sandy beaches, and modern hotels catering for the comfort of their guests. A variety of exhibitions, sea sports, folklore, festivals and amusements are provided for tourists.

Most of the year, there seems to be more Europeans. This makes many travellers stay away from Hammamet. But Hammamet is a well-adjusted port to Tunisia for many people. Many tourists go for comfort and fun, and then Hammamet is among the best choices of Tunisia.

It has about 50,000 inhabitants and 40,000 hotel beds. Swedish German and French, are spoken at all sides of you. Female tour guides in orange dresses talk with out a stop being followed by a crowd of camera tourists.

Hammamet night life is not confined to the hotel disco. There is plenty of nightlife in Hammamet including bars, cafes, restaurants and discos. At night the streets fill with people looking just a nice dinner or for a fun evening.

Clubs tend to be populated more by men than women here, you may see lots of men dancing together as most of the women who go clubbing are out for the evening with their man.

In the old city the Medina, the Souks offer a selection of objects of unsurpassed beauty and distinction, excellent craft arts and traditional work. Hand carved olive wood salad bowls, kitchen articles, vases, lamps, bracelets are sold here. This hard and durable wood needs only an occasional slight rubbing with oil to bring out the richness of its patterns.

A must to see is the former house and gardens of one of Hammamet's famous residents Georges Sebastian. Between 1932 and 1962 the Sebastian's house welcomed the most famous intellectuals, the most talented creators, and some of the most important personalities of this century including Sir Winston Churchill and Field Marshall Rommel
About the Author
Douglas Scott writes for The Car Hire Specialist. and is a free lance writer for The Hammamet Villa Rental Site
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