Hammamet is a small city with an authentic charm. Turquoise waters, the scent of jasmine, white houses and stone walls gilded by the centuries… its medina fringed by fine sand is particularly poetic. Nearby, the new resort town of Yasmine Hammamet offers a more contemporary setting, while the forests and lemon groves are a real pleasure for nature lovers.
This former fishing village was «discovered» by fashion designer Elsa Schiaparelli along with painter Paul Klee and French writers Georges Bernanos and Andre Gide. After World War II, adventurous travelers discovered its silky sands and in the 1960’s the first tourist hotels were built.
Despite pioneering Tunisian tourism, Hammamet has managed to remain comparatively unspoilt with low-rise architecture surrounded by lush vegetation and agriculture.
Surrounded by its original 15th century walls, Hammamet’s maze of narrow and winding lanes within the town’s medina hosts a wealth of well-preserved traditional Tunisian architecture. Some of the alleyways have been covered, so even in the heat of summer, the medina remains cool and shady – making.
Port Yasmine Hammamet
The marina in Yasmine is one of the main attractions.
On a specially conditioned lake of 20 hectares, is located Port. This marina has 704 moorings distributed between fixed and floating pontoons for boats of all types.
The 13th century Kasbah of Hammamet isn’t as well preserved or impressive as the Kasbah of Sousse. There is an interesting museum inside that explains Hammamet’s colorful pirate lair history and later Spanish occupation.
Hammamet is served by airports of Tunis-Carthage (61 km) and Enfidha-Hammamet (40 km). Airport Enfidha-Hammamet is mostly used by European airlines bringing travelers to Tunisian holiday resorts.
Located about 62 km south-east of Tunis.