Sidi Bou Said Andalous village and UNESCO World Heritage-listed Carthage - the oldest Phoenician settlement on the North African coast

Sidi Bou Said Andalous village and UNESCO World Heritage-listed Carthage - the oldest Phoenician settlement on the North African coast

These two sites sit alongside each other, a little east of the capital on the Gulf of Tunis. Together they encapsulate much that is great about Tunisia: truckloads of rich history in beautiful settings, alleyways made for map-less wandering, with stalls and shops selling tempting sweets and handicrafts, and all the while the Mediterranean lies nearby, winking in the golden sun. Carthage really isn’t just for history buffs. The baths, tombs, statues, columns, mosaics and theatre all overlooking the bay are uniformly impressive and the size of the site makes it a great walk through history. Sidi Bou Said is simply Tunisia’s most picturesque village, a jewel set high in the cliffs, with some of the country’s best restaurants and most beautiful streets, the flower-laden houses decked out in shades of white and blue

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