Gammarth

Gammarth, Tunisia is a lovely resort destination as well as a beautiful seaside town offering a fine selection of quality hotels and lodging to choose from and a wide variety of things to see and do nearby. Sightseeing in the surrounding area, you will find treasures of the ancient world as well as contemporary pursuits.

The coastline offers twelve miles of inviting beaches, which make it a wonderful place for a variety of water sports including diving and sailing or just finding that perfect quiet place on the beach to relax and enjoy the sun on your Tunisia holiday.

Weather in Gammarth

The climate in Gammarth is typically warm with temperatures rarely dropping below 16 degrees Celsius in the winter months. Summers can get quite hot with an average daily temperature of around 25 to 30 degrees Celsius and are normally dry with abundant sunshine, the heaviest rainfall occurring from December through March. The most enjoyable times to visit Gammarth are the spring and autumn, as the temperatures are quite comfortable. The spring time offers a profusion of colorful blooms and pleasant weather for sightseeing and many other outdoor activities but the Mediterranean Sea is rather cool at this time of year. Autumn in Gammarth offers lovely weather and the sparkling turquoise waters of the Mediterranean are warm, inviting visitors to venture in.

Eating out in Gammarth

Cuisine in Gammarth can be an exotic adventure. The traditional fare is typically quite spicy and hot, drawing from the culinary style of the native Berber people, the inhabitants of the neighboring desert as well as Turkish and French influences. Many dishes are prepared using seafood and meat, predominantly lamb, with tomatoes, olive oil, a variety of peppers and other spices. At the local four and five star hotels there is a good selection of dining establishments to choose from, many featuring excellent, classically trained chefs.

Things to do in Gammarth

There are a number of activities to do in Gammarth from shopping to more strenuous activities such as hiking in the nearby mountains.

Shopping in Gammarth

Shopping in Gammarth offers a selection of both modern and traditional venues. There are the typical modern brand name stores as well as the souks that are common throughout this region of the world where you can barter for the best deal on your item of choice. For a larger variety of shopping options, Tunis is just a 20 minute train ride and offers a huge selection of merchants and a chance to do a bit of sightseeing as well. Nightlife in Gammarth is primarily concentrated within the resort areas and hotels as in most of Tunisia.

Visit the famous blue and white town of Sidi Bou Said

The capital city Tunis is close by as is the delightful village of Sidi Bou Said, a traditional village with cobblestone streets and an old world charm that overlooks the Bay of Tunis from the cliffs high above. One of the best known features of this town is the predominant blue and white color scheme that is found throughout. A favorite of artists and tourists alike, Sidi Bou Said offers a view of the bay that is absolutely breathtaking. On the main street of Sidi Bou Said visitors will find a wide selection of offerings from local vendors featuring native art and craft items as well as souvenir items from many places around the world.

Explore the delights of the capital city of Tunis

The capital city Tunis is a fascinating blend of the ancient and the modern. Its history dates back to the fourth century BC, gaining prominence in the seventh century under Arab Muslim control, serving as a naval base as far back as the eighth century AD. Tunis became the capital of Tunisia in 1159 AD.

Tunis is the largest city in Tunisia and boasts a lovely blend of architectural styles in its various sections. The historical section of the city, The Medina, is filled with palaces, hundreds of monuments and mosques, and is located on the crest of a gently sloping hill leading to Tunis Lake. Still found in The Medina are some of the original fortifications of the city as well as the Dar Hussein palace and the Dar Ben Abdallah palace.

The Eastern part of Tunis is more modern and shows a heavy French influence in the architecture and layout of the area. Dating to the last part of the nineteenth century and the era of the French protectorate, the area was designed to resemble the Parisian Champs-Elysées and has a decidedly French feel to it with sidewalk cafes, stylish shops and boutiques. The northern part of the city is predominantly business and residential and the south section of Tunis is industrial and lower income residential areas.

Explore the areas surrounding Gammarth

The Khoumirie Mountains, which are located nearby, offer exceptional views of the surrounding area and are a favorite for hiking in a forest setting that abounds with wildlife and natural beauty. Another lovely outdoor destination in the region is Tunisia’s only national park, Lake Ichkheul National Park, where there is a diverse array of wildlife and in the summer, a spectacular variety of exotic and colorful flowers.