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Exotic sights, beautiful beaches and hot sun make Tunisia feel a million miles away from the UK, and yet it's only a short three or four hour flight. Due to its strategic position in the Mediterranean, Tunisia has been fought over for hundreds of years and shows a fascinating mixture of influences from the Romans, the Arabs, the Ottoman Turks and the French as a consequence. This North African country is most popularly known as a classic sun-and-sea holiday destination, but its attractions are surprisingly diverse: in the north you'll find lakes full of pink flamingos alongside olive and citrus groves and lush forests, whilst the south offers the endless Saharan sands and the nomadic Berber tribes.
Enfidha airport sits on the north coast of the country and is in handy reach of some of Tunisia's most exciting destinations. Just south of the airport is the town of Sousse, one of the older towns in the country. Sousse is home to a beautiful medina – the old, walled part of the city – which has recently been declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Most of the medina is given over to the market: a narrow jumble of lanes stuffed to the gills with traders selling everything under the sun, from a cows head to a pair of Converse, and there are also some excellent restaurants and an impressive archaeological museum. For a truly authentic Tunisian experience seek out one of the medina's hammams and prepare to be scrubbed and rubbed to within an inch of your life.
Further south is El Jem, a very small town which is, rather surprisingly, home to a huge and impressive Roman amphitheatre. This 3rd century monument is the largest of its kind in North Africa and is remarkably intact, so much so that some scenes from the film Gladiator were filmed here. You can also visit the Mosaic Museum and see some very elaborate and beautiful mosaics that were found in the town. Further south again is Sfax, from which you can access the Kerkennah Islands. Barely higher than sea level, these islands should be visited by those looking for rest and relaxation as the main pass times include swimming, sunbathing and watching the fishermen at work
For a more adventurous time, head to the Sahara where you can try sandboarding, visit the Star Wars set or travel by camel to a tented village and stay the night.
For a country that is about the size of England and Wales, Tunisia offers a huge amount to tourists. There are few places to stay outside of the larger resorts, but it's easy to travel and you'll be warmly welcomed wherever you go, so don't be afraid to explore .p>