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WHEELCHAIR ACCESSIBILITY IN TUNISIA - RESORT INFORMATION


Tunisia really is a fascinating place to visit. Not only does it have beautiful beaches and a warm climate, it also offers many cultural monuments and fascinating sights. Many cafes, bars and restaurants line the pretty streets and there are shops, from large well-known boutiques, to the tiny shops and market stalls in the medieval medina; the perfect place for a bargain! Popular resorts include Hammamet, Port el Kantaoui and Yasmine Hammamet. Hammamet is one of the most popular places to stay. Nearby Yasmine Hammamet is a modern and luxurious resort the process of being developed and centres around the hotels. Port el Kantaoui is a purpose-built resort, centred around the marina and boasts a long beach and world tournament golf course. Flight times to Tunisia are roughly 3hours 15 minutes.



Hammamet is located to the south of the Cap Bon peninsula in Tunisia and boasts fabulous golden beaches. Hammamet is considered to be the Tunisian Saint Tropez - with similar weather - and offering a relaxed holiday experience. Known as the "garden resort", the olive, orange and lemon groves and cypress trees grow are framed by azure-blue skies and dazzling sun. With its whitewashed houses, cafes, restaurants and bars, as well as many shops, this is one of the most modern resorts in Tunisia.

From the 13th-century Kasbah, there are views of the Medina (the old walled city) and to the white-sand beaches. Restaurants serve Tunisian food with a French flavour and there are plenty of cafes, bars and clubs. It's a great base from where to explore Tunis, Dougga, Sousse, Port El Kantaoui and Kairouan.

Wander round the medina in the late afternoon, when everyone is waking from the siesta and heading for coffee, mint tea or the hookahs at the cafes. See a traditional Tunisian house at Dar Hammamet with a collection of costumes. Tunisian doors are often blue, which looks especially attractive against white walls. Use the correct knocker if you are invited in: the one on the left is usually used by the women and the one on the right by the men!

Hammamet became a popular destination for aristocrats and artists in the 1920s. A Romanian millionaire built a home here and invited Paul Klee and Andre Gide among others. Winston Churchill wrote part of his memoirs in Hammamet.



Just south of Hammamet is Tunisia's newest resort - Yasmine Hammamet. The palm-tree lined promenade is adjacent to one of the longest golden sandy beaches in Tunisia. This modern and luxurious resort is blessed with fine hotels, an international standard marina, and many shops, cafés and restaurants. Family entertainment is to be found at Carthage Land Theme Park and Tunisia's first ice rink at The Blue Ice complex. At night the Cabaret Restaurant Sheherazade whisks you into an atmosphere worthy of the One Thousand and One Nights, 2000 sq metres of games are available at the Casino of The Médina and various nightclubs can be found in the resort.

Yasmine Hammamet - "Hammamet's jasmine" - can be enjoyed in first class hotels, at very reasonable prices, with all the attractions of the long established resort of Hammamet close by.

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