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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. You can spend hours wandering the city walls or losing yourself in the medina.
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. We recommend splashing out on a more upmarket hammam for a more luxurious experience, complete with scented oils and traditional refreshments.
Further south is El Jem, a very small town home to a huge, impressive Roman amphitheatre. This 3rd century monument is the largest of its kind in North Africa and is remarkably intact - scenes from the film Gladiator were filmed here. You can also visit the Mosaic Museum and see some very elaborate mosaics found here.
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 whilst sipping on refreshing mint tea.
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. Camping out under the stars really must be experienced - the visibility is truly breathtaking. 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 .