Hugging a picturesque cove on the Cap Bon Peninsula, Hammamet is a popular beach resort that centres around an ancient medina. It’s home to a crumbling kasbah and ancient Roman ruins, as well as a Carthaginian-inspired theme park.
Things to do in Hammamet
Stroll through the maze of narrow, winding lanes that make up Hammamet’s atmospheric medina, which is surrounded by 15th-century walls. Admire the Islamic architecture of the adjoining Great Mosque and Sidi Abdel Kader Mosque, shop for traditional handicrafts and soak up the Mediterranean views from the 13th-century kasbah.
Spend an afternoon exploring the Roman ruins of Pupput, which lie between the wadis of Temad and Moussa to the west of Hammamet. Archaeologists have uncovered what is believed to have been the largest necropolis in Roman Africa, including residential houses, thermal baths and an ancient aqueduct.
Relax on the shores of Hammamet Sud Beach to find crystal-clear waters ideal for swimming. If you’re after a more active day at the beach, embark on a camel ride along the sands, rent a jet ski or take to the skies on a paragliding adventure.
If you’re travelling with kids, visit the Carthageland Hammamet amusement park, which is designed around an ancient Carthaginian theme. Jump aboard a majestic boat to ride down the Hannon Trail lazy river, get behind the wheel of a trireme-inspired bumper car and enjoy a leisurely ride on the charming carousel.
Getting around Hammamet
Hammamet is around one hour’s drive south of Tunis-Carthage International Airport, with both trains and buses making the journey from Tunis. Buses travel throughout Hammamet and taxis are readily available to access the surrounding sights.