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Sousse is one of the liveliest and most popular places in Tunisia and offers a variety of things to do for the sunshine following holiday maker. There are beautiful white, long beaches sweeping around the coastline, historical buildings that take you back in time to Tunisia’s past and busy souks where bargain hunters can find a great deal on treasured souvenirs. Sousse’s harbour is the heart of the resort where visitors and locals gather for food and drink.

Things to Do

Sousse is a magnet for those who love the beach but also those that are interested in culture and history. The monastery and mosque provide a place to keep cool in the summer sun and the tower of the Ribat, one of Sousse’s main landmarks, offers great views over the resort. The medina is a large maze of a place but is the best place in Sousse to pick up a souvenir or two.


With most of Sousse’s 6 mile beach open to the public, there’s plenty of space to grab your patch of sand and soak up the sun. There are parts that are private, as they belong to hotels on the beach, but otherwise the beach is open to everyone and hosts a variety of water sports such as windsurfing and water skiing and it’s a great place to enjoy a picnic as the sun goes down.

Food and Drink

There are many places to eat in Sousse but it’s the town’s harbour that’s the main attraction for food and drink. This open space is the place where locals and visitors come together to enjoy the atmosphere of the family owned restaurants and cafes that are cosier than you would expect in this warm country. Even if you’re in an all inclusive hotel, this area is worth a visit during the evening for a delicious fresh meal.

Location of Sousse

Key Facts

  • Language: Arabic
  • Currency: Tunisian Dinar
  • Time Difference from UK: 1
  • Flight time: 3 hours
  • When to go: March - June