Top Sites to Visit in Cap Bon, Tunisia

Punic Town of Kerkuane and its Necropolis (UNESCO World Heritage Site)

Cap Bon is the most fertile part of Tunisia. On average it receives around 1000mm of precipitation annually. The area is also known for its abundant citrus and tomato cultivation that is mainly exported to Europe and Asia.

Besides its great economic significance, Cap Bon is one of the most idyllic regions in Tunisia. The peninsula resembles a blunt thumb extended into the Mediterranean, separating the Gulf of Tunisia to the north from the Gulf of Hammamet to the south. The backbone of Cap Bon is the Sidi Abderrahmen Mountain that marks the ending of the Atlas Mountains.

El Haouaria at Cap Bon
El Haouaria at Cap Bon

Visit the Coastal Beauties of Hammamet

The best sites in the Cap Bon start with Hammamet. Before reaching, however, one of the biggest touristic resorts in Tunisia, you will pass by Grombalia and Bou Argou that are the main centers where wine is being produced. Vast vineyards and factories are seen in the distance. What is interesting to know is that in 1920, the Romanian millionaire, Georges Sebastian built the charming Dar Sebastian villa that made Hammamet the favorite destination of writers and artists. The villa is now a cultural center and the host of festivals and artistic exhibitions.

Kasbah of Hammamet
Kasbah of Hammamet

Visit the Beautiful City of Nabeul

Further on is the city of Nabeul that is also known as the capital of the Cap Bon region. Despite its administrative significance, the city is probably more famous because of its hundreds of pottery workshops that produce glazed and unglazed ware. It is in Nabeul where you can find functional pots and bowls as well as colored ceramic tiles that bear the pride of the city. The city of Nabeul is also the home of several other crafts like stone carving, gold and silver embroidery and perfume making from the citrus and jasmine blossoms. A true attraction is the Friday market that bustles with life.

Visit the Fort of Kelibia

Another site worth a visit is the fort of Kelibia. This is a massive building surrounded by thick walls and built on a 150m high bluff overlooking the sea which makes it the biggest fortress in Tunisia. This 6th century Byzantine ramparts offer exquisite views over the sea and the town of Kebilia offers the perfect conditions for a seafood lunch by the harbor.

Visit the Ancient Phoenician City of Kerkouane

In the town of Kerkouane, the best preserved Carthaginian settlements can be found. Houses with little hip-baths, lined in pink stucco inlaid with white marble chips are a must see when exploring the Cap Bon areas.

Punic Town of Kerkuane and its Necropolis (UNESCO World Heritage Site)
Punic Town of Kerkuane and its Necropolis (UNESCO World Heritage Site)

Visit Cap Bon in Tunisia

Cap Bon is a delightful place to visit with its many attractions. It is the perfect place for a leisurely trip filled with history, culture, and relaxation. If you are interested in visiting Cap Bon, our travel experts are happy to assist you to plan an unforgettable Tunisia tour.

About the author

Kevin Dyck is the founder of Mosaic North Africa and has over 11 years experience living in North African countries. He is an Arabic speaker with a passion for travelers to encounter the diverse cultures and natural beauty found throughout the North Africa region. He currently lives in and works for MNA from Tunis, Tunisia.

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