Steeped in history, yet also modern and bustling, Sousse is a town full of contrasts. Its well-preserved medina - with its towering ruins, its souks, its alleyways and its weather-beaten monuments is sure to leave a lasting impression on you, as will the dynamism of the tropical tree-lined avenues of the modern zones of the town, which encompass the port as well as the main shopping and entertainment areas.
Sousse, Tunisia's third largest city is a mix of a working town and a holiday resort with public beaches rolled into one and an ideal base for independent travellers wishing to explore more of Tunisia by rail or bus. In recent years the city has become quite cosmopolitan and has a wide choice of restaurants, music bars and night spots. You can buy a range of goods in the fixed price shops like the Soula department store or haggle for souvenirs in the souks of the Medina.
Most of the attractions centre around the Medina with its ancient ramparts. Here you will find the Khalel Al Fata Tower, a lighthouse erected in 859 AD and the 8th century Ribat, a fortress which was part of a chain of similar coastal buildings to defend the country from foreign invaders.
The Great Mosque was built by the Aghlabid emir Abou El Abbes Mohamed in the year 850 AD. There is a museum next to the tower that houses an important collection of mosaics and a museum of traditions and popular arts. Amongst the towns other historic treasures are the Catacombs, regarded as better preserved than those in Rome, the Catacombs stretch over 5 km and contains 240 tombs.
There's a wide choice of cafes and restaurants dotted around the city with prices and tastes to suit everyone.
In the luxury 5 star Hotel Movenpick Resort and Marine Spa, located just outside the city centre, you can find six international restaurants ranging from Spanish to Japanese.
Just 15 minutes away by public transport is the purpose built resort of Port El Kantaoui with its lovely car free marina or travelling south the town of Monastir, birthplace of the former leader President Bourguiba. Further afield you can take a bus to the Holy City of Kairouan and by rail you can visit the capital City of Tunis or the Roman Coliseum at El Djem.
Sousse is the birthplace of Thalassotherapy in Tunisia. Sousse opened its first centre in 1994 and you'll find spa centres in several hotels either in the town or in the resort of Port El Kantaoui.
Fancy a round of golf? Then, just 15 minutes away is the 36-hole El Kantaoui Golf Course.
With nine championship golf courses enjoyed by professionals and amateurs alike, Tunisia is fast becoming a Mecca for golfers.
Affordable green fees, tuition, and equipment hire accompanied by value-for-money and luxurious accommodation makes Tunisia the best value in the Mediterranean for golfing holidays.
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