Tunisia, the Northernmost country of Africa, sits at one of the world's most remarkable geographic and cultural crossroads. The Northern and Eastern edges of Tunisia face the Mediterranean Sea while the Southern edge meets the Sahara Desert, and its Northwestern border hits the imposing Atlas Mountains. Tunisia's heritage spans the Roman Empire and the ancient Carthaginian civilization before that. Today's visitors discover relics of the past as well as rows of fine Tunisia hotels lining beautiful beaches.
On the Northeastern coast of Tunisia between the Gulf of Tunis and the Lake of Tunis is the capital city: Tunis. Its Medina is a UNESCO World Heritage Site where you can see some 700 heritage buildings and monuments along its narrow alleyways, including mosques, palaces, fortifications, and mausoleums. The "souks" of Tunis, markets featuring covered streets lined with stalls and shops, sell produce, pottery, fabrics, and perfumes. Not far from Tunis is Gammarth, once a fishing village and today an upscale resort town. Hotels in Gammarth are among the best hotels in Tunisia and offer the beauty of a coastal location within close reach of Tunis, making them a fine choice for couples pursuing a romantic getaway.
Also on the Mediterranean coast is Carthage, a major tourist destination. The Phoneticians founded Carthage, and the Romans conquered it; however, it was a thriving civilization that dominated the region. Little remains but a smattering of ancient ruins like baths, an amphitheater, basilicas, and necropolises. You can enjoy a great view over the city from the top of Byrsa Hill. Other destinations in Tunisia include Djerba, the largest island of North Africa. Djerba is famous for its ancient fort, beaches, and spectacular sunsets. Finally, don't forget to see the beach resorts of Monastir on the central coast, one of the more family-friendly destinations in Tunisia.
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