Cap Bon is a peninsula located in North-Eastern Tunisia near the beautiful beach resorts in Hammamet and the pottery capital Nabeul.
Located at the top of the peninsula is El Haouaria, a small town worth visiting to see the genuine and authentic Tunisian Mediterranean culture and lifestyle. The population of this town today has about 9,000 residents. The Roman Grottoes of “Ghar el Kébir” in El Haouaria are ancient quarries that were also used once by the Romans for prisoners and slaves. El Haouaria was famous for supplying its red and yellow sandstone which was used in the construction of Carthage and ancient tombs. Huge blocks of stones were extracted from the lower rocks, hauled out of the shafts, and shipped to Carthage as a building material.
The site of Kerkouane is an ancient Punic city of importance and also a UNESCO World Heritage Site located near Cap Bon that is worth visiting. The ancient ruins remaining today reveals the architectural layout of the buildings. You will be able to see the remains of houses, remains of columns from a sanctuary, mosaics within a small atrium, a bath, a toilet, and other remains.
The site of Korbous is a town built on a mountainside in Cap Bon. This town is known for its natural hot spring which has temperatures reaching over 50°C.