Tunisia

Tunisia - Hammamet

Holidays are opportunities to visit beautiful places of the world, to enjoy unique tourist attractions and to relax. Hammamet,

one of the Tunisian pearls, welcomes you with its exotic air, predominantly in the citrus gardens, which you can find everywhere.

You will find oranges, lemons, but also golden beaches, with fine sand and foamy waves, over which the scent of jasmine reigns.

The locals are simply in love with this plant. So, the perfect setting for a wonderful vacation, isn't it?

How to get to Tunisia - Hammamet?

  • The nearest airport to Hammamet is Enfidha-Hammamet Airport, which serves mainly European seasonal flights. 
  • Located in the southeast of the Cap Bon Peninsula, Hammamet is about an hour’s drive from the airports from Tunis or Monastery.
  • Hammamet train station is on the line between Tunis and Nabeul, but only one train from Tunis is direct.

              Most involve transfer to Bir Bou Regba. Trains run once per hour in any direction.

About travel conditions

  • 97 of the world's states can travel without a visa to Tunisia for 90 days, including The United States, Canada, the European Union (excluding Cyprus), Australia, New Zealand, Argentina, Brazil, China and Russia, so there is no need to worry about the visa.
  • All you need for a visit to the Tunisian region is your passport and good mood.

Weather in Hammamet

  • You don't have to worry that the weather could ruin your vacation. With an average temperature of 10 degrees, with 26 degrees in August, but also with desert highs of 50 degrees, Tunisia has a desert climate, arid in the south, which becomes wetter, as we approach the sea shore.
  • Winter is the season with the most rainfall, it rains a lot and the temperatures vary between 7 and 16 degrees Celsius.
  • March brings friendlier weather, with temperatures between 8 and 18 degrees Celsius, so that from May you can feel the heat, at 13-24 degrees Celsius depending on the time of day.
  • From June to September the heat wave is installed, with temperatures above 40 degrees Celsius.

How to get around in Hammamet?

  • Car rentals are relatively expensive but are the easiest way to leisurely explore the area.
  • Tunisian roads are known to be good, with speed limits being 50 km/ h in inhabited areas and 90 km/ h outside the locality.
  • A European driving license is valid.
  • You can also use the taxi, right in the city center, and a trip to South Hammamet costs about 5 Tunisian dinars (DT).
  • During the peak period, tourists have the opportunity to travel by train in the region, which run between the main hotels in the city center and Hammamet Yasmine.
  • Local buses run about half an hour from the center of Hammamet to Yasmine Hammamet, and you recognize them by the stations marked in red and white.

What do you have to consider before leaving for Tunisia?

  • In addition to making sure you have up-to-date vaccines, travelers to Tunisia are recommended to be vaccinated for hepatitis A and typhoid.
  • Depending on the activities planned, some travelers may also want to consider rabies and the hepatitis B vaccine.
  • There is no risk of malaria in Tunisia.
  • The maximum amount you are allowed to enter Tunisia without having to declare it is 3000 euros.
  • We advise you to declare other goods at the entrance to the country so that there are no problems when leaving Tunisia.

What should we pack for Tunisia?

  • If you choose to visit Tunisia during the summer, don't forget to add the cream with protection factor in your luggage along with the thin clothes, to protect you from the heat, but also a hat.
  • In case you travel in the colder season, keep in mind that it rains more often.
  • However, since the temperatures do not fall below 7 degrees Celsius, you will not need so many thick clothes.
  • Add some medicines for personal use, but be careful because some may be considered doping and are prohibited.

How to dress in Tunisia?

  • The region is dominated by the Islamic religion, and in some places such as places of worship a decent outfit is needed, covering the chest, shoulders, legs and head. Otherwise, in tourist areas, in resorts or on the beach you can adopt a light outfit, but which is recommended to protect you from the heat.

What can you do in Hammamet?

  • The first thing you can do in the city is walk the streets flooded with the smell of jasmine, hence the name Hammamet Yasmine.
  • In addition to long walks, you can choose to visit the sights of the area.
  • If you are staying at a large hotel, you will discover a series of daily activities, which include horseback riding sessions, golf, paragliding, water skiing, jet skiing, windsurfing or anything else you want.
  • If you are on holiday with the little ones, pay a visit to Carthageland, a theme park, inspired by the history of Tunisia.
  • Also discover Flipper Aquapark for a little splash in the pools specially designed for fun.

Hammamet Sightseeing

  • An interesting aspect of the city is that no building should exceed the height of the cypresses, so in Hammamet you will not find skyscrapers or tall buildings.
  • Founded more than 500 years ago, the city still preserves the fortress walls and the Great Mosque as emblems of the place, which you can visit for a better connection with the history of the city.
  • Sebaastian's villa, considered an impressive architectural piece, was transformed into the International Cultural Institute and can be visited to admire art pieces and take part in concerts.
  • Don't leave until you visit the Bardo Museum, which specializes in Islamic culture and faith.
  • The Gafsa Museum is also a point of attraction, next to the Griba Synagogue, which is estimated to have been built in the 6th century BC. Hr.

The most beautiful beaches in Hammamet

  • The city is known for water sports enthusiasts, and the oldest tourist center in Tunisia does not deviate from its standards.
  • Hammamet boasts its golden sandy beaches, interrupted in places by coastal springs.
  • The best beaches are in the center of Hammamet, which stretches on both sides of the medina, from Resto La Plage to the west of the park across the street from the Maison des Jeunes in the east.
  • The seafront in the northern part of the city blends perfectly with the city of Nabeul and it is also worth putting your towel for a little relaxation.
  • If you prefer wilder landscapes, head south to Yasmine Hammamet; the Hasdrubal Thalassa wall is the place where civilization ends and nature takes over.

Nightlife in Hammamet

  • In summer, Hammamet Sud enjoys the most popular nightlife in Tunisia, although this says more about its lack in other parts of the country.
  • You will find good cheer from both Tunisians and foreign tourists on the dance floor.
  • Most of the entertainment venues are located in the city, at the southern end of Rue Moncef Bey.

What to eat in Hammamet?

  • Since the resort is dotted with all-inclusive resorts, the local culinary scene is not so close to Tunisian culture, although there are a few places where it is worth taking a break from classic hotel meals and enjoying the aromas with oriental air.
  • Try to enjoy traditional dishes in the central area of ​​the city, where the restaurants are full. Hammamet Sud will delight your taste buds with Tunisian restaurants on Rue Moncef Bey.
  • Expect a dinner to cost around 15-20 dinars per person, while a richer meal for a couple can cost as much as 200 dinars.
Although only part of the Tunisian puzzle, Hammamet is an attraction for tourists who love holidays under the sunny skies, with the smell of sea breeze and fine sand underfoot.
For the days when you want to escape from the sunbed, the city with the aroma of jasmine opens its soul and allows you to discover its history, left as a memory in the fortified walls surrounding the place.