Hammamet has a wonderfully quaint location, snugly wrapping around a cove on the Cap Bon Peninsula. Its sandy beaches and pretty medina are the main points of interest, and the town itself is a gentle introduction to the culture and traditions of North Africa.


Surrounded by its original 15 century walls, Hammamet’s maze of narrow and winding lanes within the town’s medina hosts a wealth of well-preserved traditional Tunisian architecture. Some of the alleyways have been covered, so even in the heat of summer, the medina remains cool and shady.


The 13 century Kasbah of Hammamet isn’t as well preserved or impressive as the Kasbah of Sousse. There is an interesting museum inside that explains Hammamet’s colorful pirate lair history and later spanish occupation.