Sousse is a busy working town and holiday resort on the Gulf of Hammamet on Tunisia's eastern coast. The town is centered on its walled old town and a large port, with the beach resort area stretching north from this.
Holidays in Sousse offer a mixture of sun, sea and history. You'll find beaches perfect for lazy days and lots of sights for when some culture is required. The historic Medina, the walled old town, offers a glimpse into the traditional North African way of life.
What are the beaches like in Sousse?
Sousse meets all beach lovers' needs with its 5 miles of clean sandy beach gently sloping into the warm Mediterranean Sea. Most of the resort's hotels are located directly next to the sand so access to the beach is effortless.
Numerous water sports are offered on a Sousse holiday including scuba diving, water skiing and windsurfing.
Sightseeing in Sousse
To experience the Roman history of Sousse visit the 12th - 17th century Kasbah, a fort that also includes a museum exhibiting mosaics. The 9th century fort, and its adjacent mosque, is also a favourite with holidaymakers.
Many visitors choose to take part in various excursions to the nearby Sahara including horse and camel riding and desert safaris.
Eating out in Sousse
There are endless dining options available on your holiday to Sousse, ranging from traditional favourites to more international fare. All tastes and budgets are catered for including French, Italian and Spanish cuisine.
Local specialities are readily available and often cheaper than international restaurants. Sousse is a very traditional resort, and a favourite of Tunisians as a holiday spot so for a real taste of Tunisian delicacies look out for the smaller cafes that are filled with natives tucking in.
- Nearest Airport
- Tunisian Dinar