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What You Should Know More About Sousse

  • Travel Advice

    ·         Keep the beggars at bay.

    ·         Do not get over friendly with the guide or the strangers here.

    ·         Make sure you dress in accordance with the local traditions and cultures.

    ·         Do not do anything that hurts the local sentiments.

    ·         Always be alert.

    ·         Do not leave your valuables in the hotel room.

    ·         Opt for a hotel that has a room safe.

    ·         Do not flaunt your valuables or jewelry in public places.

    ·         Make sure you have some idea of the local language before you visit the country.

    ·         Do not get involved in drugs of any form.

    ·         If you have a medical condition, carry all the needed medicines.

    ·         Always have with you a first aid kit.

    ·         Do not film without permission.

    ·         If you ever feel lost, take help from the locals here.

    ·         Whenever you interact with the locals, do ensure you are warm and polite.

    ·         Do not let anyone take advantage of you.

    ·         Whenever you are visiting any new destination, it is always a good idea to gather sufficient information about that place before you travel there.

    ·         Always travel in large groups.

    ·         Make sure you do not explore the unknown trails during the night hours.

    ·         Ensure that you have with you at least one identity proof. 

  • Drinking Law

    The legal age for drinking in Sousse is 21 years. 

  • Our Recommendations: What you can’t afford to miss?

    Medina


    Medina also known as the Old Town of Sousse is indeed one of the best examples of the architecture of Arab in Tunisia. It is very well preserved and looks almost unchanged all throughout the centuries. A visit to Sousse on your tour to Medina is indeed a must. The warren of alleys here is enveloped by a 2 km circuit of walls that was built in AD 859 with huge stone blocks that were recycled from the ancient Roman sites. Initially, the Old Town had 6 gates. Now, only two of them are present - Bab el Ghabi on the west and Bab el Khabli on the south side. Taking a stroll here will give you a feeling of slipping back in the history, several centuries ago. The town has narrow lanes which are lined with closely packed houses that rise up or just leave a silver in between. The souk section here is the ideal place for shopping.  


    Ribat


    Ribat is one of the best places to see in Sousse. Situated northwest of the Great Mosque of the city, it was one of the chain of over 800 forts that were built during the Aghlabid dynasty along the Tunisian coast. At present, only a few buildings have survived. The religious warriors occupied the Ribats.  In time of danger, these religious forces happened to be the initial line of defense against the enemy attack. At present, the Ribats of Sousse rank with the Ribat of Monastir and today both of these are considered to the best preserved in Tunisia. 


    Kasbah 


    Kasbah
     is one of the grandest monuments of the city that was built in the AD 859. Constructed on the site of the Byzantine fortress, Kasbah is a great sightseeing attraction of the city. Khalef el Fata tower with a height of 30 meter is the oldest tower standing in North Africa. It is one prime highlight here. The top most platform of Kasbah is 50 m higher than that of Ribat. This make it the best place to get views of medina. The tower here is still used as a lighthouse. 

  • What you will like there?

    A Thousand kilometers of stunning beaches


    Tunisia is a country for the sun seekers who wish to enjoy the sea with its magnificent Mediterranean beaches. The best part about the beaches here is that they never really get crowded. More so, there is sad golden enough for everyone. Coastline of the country is 1,148 kilometers long. Prettiest beaches of the country are located in the Cap Bon peninsula. For water sports lovers, there are a number of activities to be enjoyed. You can enjoy a great swimming session in Djerba. Beaches here are very long and wide. Beaches located North of Sousse is some 35 km long. So, for anyone who enjoys beaches Sousse can be a great place to spend your holidays.


    You can move around the city easily


    Tunisia is very well connected. It is so pretty that you cannot really spend a holiday at just once place. You have to be constantly moving around. The roads here are in excellent condition offering you with a number of ways to move around the city independently. 


    Available transportation options here include:


    Car: You can easily rent a car at USD 55 for a day. They are easy to find however the prices of car rentals are higher at the airport.


    Long distance bus: This is undoubtedly the cheapest means of transportation. There is no schedule for the buses but these come and go on regular basis to make traveling every easy.  


    Shared taxi (louage): Shared taxis basically is a taxi for 8 people. They follow a regular route however these taxis will leave only when full so waiting for them to get full can be a time consuming affair.


    Train: Trains are a great option for long journeys. They are comfortable and run from Tunis south to Sousse, Monastir and Sfax.


    International Cuisine with delicious sea food


    The food here is simply awesome. If you are a lover of sea food, you’ll enjoy it twice as much here. They also serve the best shrimp that you’ll ever find elsewhere. One local specialty here is the grilled fish which is also known as the “poisson complet’. It is indeed one of the tastiest that you’ll ever come across. Further the dishes here offer a range of tastes. It combines with it an element of Mediterranean, French and Turkish cuisines. You’ll not find pork here since it is a Muslim country however the mutton that you get here is a phenomenal alternative. You’ll find olives, fruits and vegetables in just every meal served here. Staple dish of Sousse is couscous or the granules of semolina. This dish is majorly served with a stew spooned on top. You can get this dish either warm or cold and the best part is that it tastes differently in every restaurant here. Trying the local food and dishes is indeed one of the best things to do.


    Mediterranean climate with lot of sunshine


    Tunisia is ideally located thereby assuring abundant sunshine all round the year. The coastline here is brimming with resorts and the place is under the influence of the comforting Mediterranean climate which is characterized by sunny and warm days. Swimming season here is usually ideal from May and lasts until October. This season then gets harm to about 28 degrees Celsius. However, in case you do not like warm climate so much, you can plan your holiday between the months of August and July which are regarded as the warmest months. Most suitable time for a seaside holiday is from October to September. During this time the weather is pleasant and breezy while the sea is warm. For those who come here for sightseeing, the best time to plan a trip is from April to May.


    Experience the Sahara, world’s largest desert


    The mesmerizing and magnificent sands of the Sahara sprawl over 10 countries and enters here from the south. And believe me, it is indeed an incredible place to see. You really have to stay overnight to make the most of your trip. There is an array of stars in the sky to make your nights more romantic. The easiest destination to organize a Sahara trip is via Djerba. From there, you have 2 choices – One you can head to the west that is brimming with the salt lakes or check out the Sahara Oases.  


    People


    The people here are very friendly and kind. So, whenever you are here, you’ll not have to hesitate about asking for some help or advice no matter where you are. People here are never in a rush and seem to have sufficient time for everything. Official language here is Arab however people here are usually bilingual in French and Arab. English is less common so you can take few French or Arab lessons to help you communicate with ease.

  • Recommended reads for destination (govt. websites, travel forum articles)?

    Forum: Official Forum

    Website:  Official Website