Local culture trip
The medina (center) of the city is flanked by tall palm trees, in the shade of which there are street traders who sell traditional objects, souvenirs, spices and all kinds of other objects.
Also here you can find quiet cafes where locals and tourists sit and enjoy a hookah, traditional restaurants and the classic souk (bazaar). Kasbah, the old military fortification typical of any Arab city, is not exactly perfectly preserved, but this aspect contributes to the period charm of the place.
The villa of the eccentric millionaire George Sebastian can be visited today, but unfortunately no one knows much about the life of this character, but only about his investments here and about his contribution to the development and popularization of the city. Discovering a whole new place and culture is very exciting, especially when you have the opportunity to visit a Museum of Religions. It hides a lot of interesting information about Tunisian culture, about the ethnicities and religions present here and about their evolution throughout history.
Moreover, the architecture of the museum and the objects exhibited here are also really fascinating. Hammamet is a small town, very quiet, ideal for summer holidays where you just want to relax in the sun, swim, eat and sleep, but also to discover the local culture.
It is located 65km away from the capital Tunis, on the shores of the Mediterranean Sea. The city center is full of restaurants and shops with all kinds of goods, all set in the shade of the towering walls of old Medina.
The transformation from a small fishing town into a tourist destination began in the ‘20s, with the arrival of a mysterious Romanian millionaire named George Sebastian. Today, Hammamet is a seaside resort in all its glory, with hundreds of hotels stretching 20km of coastline, luxury resorts and idyllic beaches bathed by the clear waves of the Mediterranean.