When things were getting most interesting for North Africa’s most relaxed and hospitable country, Tunisia was hit by a deadly terrorist act where two shooting rampages left dozens dead. The attacks will definitely dampen enthusiasm from travelers, at least in the near short term. In recent years, tourism had grown like a desert flower in Tunisia, famous for its white-sand beaches, world renowned archeological sites and its beautiful scenery that have attracted several Hollywood filmmakers.
Tunisia is the northernmost country in Africa, and probably the closest country to Europe (France), which is one of the reasons it gets so many European tourists. Its name is derived from its capital city, Tunis, located on the country’s northeast coast.
Contrary to its size, the country offers several diverse natural spots for those visiting the country. Its popular for its beaches, but the country also offers incredible extremes of landscape that can actually be explored in just a few days.
Tourism is one of the major industries for the country. Food is much cheaper here, compared to that in Italy or France, the country’s public transport is cheap yet efficient and reliable. In recent years, an increasing number of luxury hotels have sprung up here.
Tunisia’s beauty has been captured in movies like the Star Wars. Die-hard fans of the sci-fi movie visit Mamata to see the home of their favorite movie, whenever they’re in Tunisia.
What is Tunisia Famous For?
Here are some of the things that Tunisia is famous for:
- Sahara Desert: An amazing sight to see. Take a camel ride across the rolling hills of sand, take amazing photos of the animals which live in the Sahara desert.
- Lovely Beaches: Tunisia is famous for its picture-perfect beaches — La Marsa, Raf Raf, Tabarka, Hammamet, Monastir, Mahdia, Djerba, Le Mediterranee, Nabeul, El Haouaria and more.
- Historic Sites: When in Tunisia, Checkout these historical sites that will wow you — Amphitheatre of el Jem, Medina of Tunis, Site of Carthage, Kairouan, Medina of Sousse, Dougga, Kasserine, Matmata (Home of Star Wars!), Bulla Regia, Thuburbo Majus, and more.