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Hammamet

Things to do in Hammamet

As one of the most popular destinations in Tunisia, Hammamet is packed with exciting things to do as well as being laden with beautiful, golden sand beaches. When you're not busy topping up your tan or trying out the latest watersports on the Mediterranean, you can discover the diverse and vibrant local culture across the old fishing town.

Kick back on the golden sands

Stretching for miles in either direction, looking out to the iridescent Mediterranean there's plenty to keep you busy on the immaculate beach in Hammamet. Enjoy a camel or horse ride along the golden sand or venture further afield with your new found friend and explore local villages and wildlife.

If watersports are more your cup of tea, you'll find plenty of canoes, jet skis to get your feet wet, and even paragliding options here. Back on the warm sand, recline on a sunlounger under the shade of a parasol with your favourite book or if you're feeling energetic, take part in a game of beach volleyball.

Enjoy the thrill of the ride

Located in the centre of Hammamet, Carthageland was the first theme park to arrive in North Africa and offers a thrilling day out for the whole family.

Based around the Carthaginian period, you'll find plenty of model elephants and camels dotted around the park for some fun photos. There are also an array of family friendly rides, from classic log flumes and pirate ships to the scream-inducing Drop & Twist Tower.

As well as being a one-of-a-kind theme park, on the side of Carthageland is Aqualand, where you'll find over 25 slides from lazy rivers to turbo chutes and Tunisia's largest wave pool.

Delve into Hammamet's religious history

Paying homage to the history of Tunisia's three monotheistic religions - Islam, Christianity and Judaism - the fascinating Musee de Religions showcases an astounding collection of religious architecture and artefacts.

The large original tower has been designed to resemble the minaret of Jamaa Zitourna, one of the largest mosques in Africa, while inside the three differing religions reside under one roof, acting as a sign of dialogue and tolerance between them.

Explore the city's medina

Soak up the bustling atmosphere in the heart of the old city as you navigate the maze of charming, stone-paved streets lined with white-washed buildings, jasmine flowers and wooden doors.

Dotted with cafes, restaurants, bars and shops, pick up a few locally-produced souvenirs or stock up on fresh spices at the market before cooling down with a traditionally brewed mint tea and Tunisian sweets. As you continue through the delightful labyrinth you can spot local snake charmers and haggle for souvenirs.

With so much to see and do on Tunisia package holidays, all that's left is to decide where you're heading first.

Visit Tunisia's roots

Dating back to the 13th century, step back in time with a visit to Kasbah, a traditional Arabic fort located at Port Hammamet.

A prominent landmark along the coastline, stroll through the cobbled streets inside the fort's stone walls and soak up the traditional atmosphere. Holidays to Tunisia wouldn't be complete without haggling for a bargain with local shopkeepers in the colourful souk.

Make your way to the top of the ramparts and you'll be met with breathtaking views across the fishing harbour and medina. And pop into the museum on your way down to learn about Hammamet's interesting history under Spanish occupation and as a pirate lair.