Mini guide to Sousse
The thriving town of Sousse is situated on the northeastern coast of Tunisia,
and is 137kms southeast of the capital, Tunis. Built around a busy commercial
port and encompassed by an ancient wall, this historic city boasts some of the
finest views in Tunisia.
You can follow the coastal road north as it stretches from the town centre
and admire the many old buildings and hotels on the way. The city has a plethora
of souvenir shops that offer the usual tawdry gifts, while the bazaar affords
the opportunity to hone your haggling skills.
You might say Sousse's magnetic force is centred around its beaches, with miles
of clean sand stretching all the way to the next port. Tons of bathers inhabit
the beach, and there are plentiful water sports on offer.
Visit the fort, otherwise known as the Kabash, which is home to some fabulous
mosaics dating from the 12th to 17th centuries. During the later hours, you
can sample the local nightlife at the many cafés, restaurants and bars.
Most of the better restaurants are located inside the high budget hotels.
A good half-day trip would be to Monastir or El Jam. Alternatively, if you
have a full day to spare, then a safari at Gabes or Matmata is recommended.
International flights fly to the airport at Monastir, which is located 32kms
from Sousse. Buses and trains run from the airport to Sousse. It's not possible
to fly directly to Tunisia from North America.
Crossing by ferry from France or Italy is a popular option, and you can bring
a car or motorcycle along for the ride. The only transport option between Algeria
and Tunisia is shared taxi. The best yachting marinas in Tunisia are at Monastir,
Port el-Kantaoui, Sidi Bou Saïd, Tabarka and Zarzis.
Selection of hotels in this region:
Coralia Club Sousse Palm Beach
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full list of hotels and online booking