With its enviable Mediterranean coastline, affordable vibrant cities and store of historical sites, Tunisia manages to be a hot ticket for savvy travellers wanting a bit of everything for a bargain. Those who wander inland to Douz, Tabarka or anywhere away from the coast are rewarded with stunning architecture, Roman ruins, and a modern capital of Tunis, replete with ages of Ottoman and French colonial influences. The site of old Carthage, which was destroyed by the Romans during their imperialist campaigns, is a fascinating archaeological trip worth the visit, as are the numerous Roman baths and ruins that litter the Tunisian coast.
Of particular interest is the distinctive brickwork architecture of oasis cities like Tozeur, or visit fabulous mosaics at the Museum of Sousse. In July the hilly town of El Kef comes to life with the Bou Makhlouf Festival, an event celebrating Tunisian music and food and one definitely worth planning your holiday around.