Travel to Hammamet – A Tunisian ‘Saint Tropez’
About 60 kilometres from Tunis, the famous resort town of Hammamet is located in the south east of the northern peninsula of Cap Bon in the Governorate of Nabeul, on the northern edge of the Gulf of Hammamet.
Known as the ‘Garden Resort’ for its eucalyptus trees, citrus groves and flowering shrubs, the town has been attracting package holidaymakers since the 1960s. Hammamet shelters miles of fine sandy beaches, sparkling seas and modern hotels dedicated to the comfort and well-being of its visitors.
A variety of sea sports, folklore, exhibitions, splendid and luxury resorts, festivals and amusements provide a wide range of things to do during a stay here.
Originally there was a settlement called Pupput that became a Roman colony in the 2nd century. In the 13th century, walls around it were built. The city of Hammamet was built in the 15th century.
Hammamet came under both Spanish and Turkish rule. In World War II, it became one of the headquarters of General Erwin Rommel.
Visit the old Medina and its souk which offer a selection of objects of unsurpassed beauty and distinction from carpets to bird cages.
The International Cultural Centre, also called Dar Sebatien, is a sumptuous villa built in the 1920’s by the first millionaire to settle in Hammamat. The villa hosts an international festival of music and drama in July and August.
Port Hammamet is worth a visit as is the Amusement park – Medina Mediterranea. The Kasbah, built in the 15th century, provides the main entrance to Hammamet’s small medina.
Visitors to Hammamet can also visit nearby towns such as Kairouan, Tunis, Sidi Bou Said, Carthage, Sousse, Monastir, and Nabeul.
Hammamet offers visitors a wide range of activities from water skiing and golf to horse riding, windsurfing, sailing, parascending and thalassotherapy. Travellers can also attend the Camelot fair in the centre of town.
At night, enjoy having dinner on the patio of a beachfront hotel, midnight swims, discos and watching the sun rise in the mirror of the sea.
- Sunbathe, have fun, and enjoy sea sports in a splendid landscape.
- Discover the shops, restaurants and markets of a major resort.
- Enjoy Hammamet’s annual summer cultural festival.