A picturesque alley in the medina of Tunis.
Visit This Underrated African Country For A Relaxing Beach Vacation
Despite being much smaller than its neighboring countries, Tunisia boasts an extensive Mediterranean coastline with more than one option for beach relaxation.
Near the capital of Tunis, Sidi Bou Saïd is a quaint escape from the crowds seen at other Mediterranean beaches and has ancient sites that history buffs will love.
Beaches at Sidi Bou Saïd vary from rocky to sandy. Amilcar Beach is further south on the coastline, juxtaposing the fine sand with surrounding green hills.
Along the cliffs in the northern area of this town is the scenic Rocky Beach Sidi Bou Saïd, but if you prefer beaches with fine sand, head south to Sidi Bou Saïd Beach.
The blue and white buildings you pass while walking to the beach resemble Greece. The lighthouse and City Panorama Platform have views of the Gulf of Tunis, town, and cliffs.
Sidi Bou Saïd is in the historic suburb of Carthage. This ancient city was a battleground between the Carthaginian and Roman empires, both of which wanted to control Sicily.
The two empires had three Punic Wars between 264 and 146 B.C.E. Roman structures and notable sites from the era are all within walking distance from Amilcar Beach.