The beautiful Mediterranean Sea, the eternal Sahara desert, a labyrinthine medina, a country that embodies the ‘pleasant’ of North Africa!
Al Jumhuriya Al Tunisia（Tunisian Republic）
Sunni Muslims (also believed to be a small number of Jewish, Shia, and Christian Christians)
Tunisia is called the Maghreb Sangoku along with Morocco and Algeria in North Africa. ‘Maghreb’ is an Arabic word that means ‘sunset’ or west.
Tunisia’s sprawling north-south terrain offers everything from resort living in the Mediterranean to camel riding in the Sahara.
It borders Algeria to the west and Libya to the southeast, and faces the Mediterranean Sea to the north and east. The Mediterranean coast, where the bright sun shines, the contrast between the blue sea and the white buildings is beautiful, and is also popular as a beach resort where Europeans can easily visit.
Tunisia has a long history, dating back to the 9th century BC. If you visit the ruins registered as a World Heritage Site, you will be able to find several cultures nurtured in a turbulent history. Only in Tunisia, you can see the unique climate of Turkey, Arab, Europe and various cultures.
In the southern part of Tunisia, the largest desert in the world extends, the Sahara desert. The desert area, which is dotted with Berber villages, has a completely different landscape from the coast. It is also famous for the location of that ‘Star Wars’.
The best season for Tunisia is spring and autumn. Poppies bloom in the north from April to June, and the summer heat is relatively mild again in September and October.
Tunisia can be divided into three parts: the northern part facing the Mediterranean, the southern desert zone and the central interior zone. The climate varies greatly by region. There are four seasons, and snow is rarely seen in the mountains in winter. Depending on the area, it is not hot all year round, and it can be cold in the morning and at night, even in summer, so it is a good idea to have a coat all year round.
The northern and eastern Mediterranean coasts, like the capital city of Tunisia, have a Mediterranean climate and are relatively warm throughout the year. Although summers are hot and dry, and maximum temperatures can exceed 40 ° C, winters are warmer and easier to get through than winters in Tokyo. The coldest time is from December to February. The average temperature is around 12 ℃. July and August are the hottest months of the summer. There is little rain throughout the year and it is dry from June to August
The central interior of Japan has a continental climate with a large temperature difference per day. It is dry and warm during the day with strong sun. It is cold in the morning and at night in a dry environment, and the minimum temperature can reach below zero, especially on winter nights. Protective clothing is mandatory. It is relatively dry and comfortable, but the heat becomes more difficult as you get closer to the southern Sahara desert.
From the interior Sahara region to the southern desert, it hardly rains, and in summer the maximum temperature can exceed 50 ° C.
Summer The Mediterranean coast is the best season. You can enjoy a pleasant Mediterranean complex with little rain. Since it is cold in the morning and at night, it is advisable to have a thin jacket. It is a very busy time for tourists from Europe to summer vacation. The temperature increases considerably in the interior desert area. Please note that the Sahara Desert Tour may disappear due to heat.
This is the fall in Japan. The best season for the Mediterranean coast. You can enjoy the desert comfortably as the temperature in the desert decreases.
In Tunisia, where exotic culture was nurtured under Arab rule, which lasted for about 800 years from the 7th century. If you get lost in the unique and complicated labyrinth of Medina (Old City), you will be fascinated by the diverse Arab products and the exotic aroma.
At the Mediterranean Resort Sea Sights, you can savor the pleasant sea breeze and mint tea, or discover the magnificent World Heritage Site and feel the historical romance. In the endless golden glittering Sahara desert, you can experience a balanced camel ride across the lagoon. Tunisia is a country where the Mediterranean, the Arab world and African culture exchange. There is a lot of ‘wonder’ here.
Tunisia is the country’s largest city in the Mediterranean Sea and has become a major transit point in Europe and Africa. In Tunisia, the city has an old city that developed under Islamic rule and a new city that grew rapidly during the French colonial period, and the architectural style influenced by the Middle East, Turkey and Europe can be seen from a complicated historical context .
The old town of Tunis (Medina) was registered as a World Heritage Site in 1979. You can see souvenir shops, cafes and other outdoor streets by taking Jammer Ez Zituna street, which leads from the main entrance ‘Puerta de Francia’ To the great ‘Great Mosque’ in the center of the Medina. I will. Tunisia Bay is full of luxury hotels and close to Italy, making it a popular vacation destination for European tourists.
About 20 km northeast of the capital Tunis. From the top of the cliffs, you can overlook Carthage and the Gulf of Tunisia, which is famous for its beautiful scenery. The feature of the house is that it has a bright blue door on a white wall that fuses Arab and Andalusian architecture. The winding streets are scattered, and it is a picturesque city just by strolling.
It is famous as a ceramic town. It is a 1.5-minute drive from Tunisia and 15 minutes from Hammamet. Nabul, where the blue sea and white beaches continue, is a secret place because the beach is less crowded than in the surroundings, even in summer. It is a town where you can find pottery and the beach.
Carthage, on the outskirts of Tunisia, once flourished as the center of the Carthage civilization, which threatened Roman civilization. You can see the ruins of Carthage and the Roman civilization registered as a World Heritage Site. Built in 814 BC by the Phoenician queen Elissa, Carthage flourished as a port of call for Mediterranean trade. In recent years, it has also been known as a luxury residential area on the outskirts of the capital city of Tunis.
Keroan is famous as a world heritage city. It is located south of the capital city of Tunis. As the birthplace of Islam in North Africa, it is one of the important pilgrimage sites for Muslims. According to Islam, it is the fourth holy land after Mecca and Medina in Saudi Arabia and Jerusalem in Israel. Keroan has many mosques.
It is famous for having the largest city ruins in Africa left by the Roman Empire. At that time, about 10,000 people lived in this area. The best preserved archaeological site in Tunisia, with impressive scales and views that do not seem to be from the 4th century BC. C. The archaeological sites are located on a 600 m high hill with a spectacular view, and you can see the ruins of an amphitheater, a temple, public baths, etc. Built during the Roman period. It is difficult to access because there is no transport from the main cities, so it is recommended to rent a car or take a day trip.
It is the third largest amphitheater in Africa after the Colosseum in Rome and the Ruins of Capua. It was registered as a World Heritage Site in 1979 due to its good conservation. The Gem was once dominated by Carthage and flourished as a trading field for olive oil. After that, it was conquered by the Roman Empire and the urban landscape was transformed into a Roman style. This amphitheater was also built by order of the Roman Governor Gordian I, the Governor of Africa.
Toulouse is located on the northern shore of the largest salt lake in Tunisia, ‘Lake Gerido’. The Sahara desert extends to the south, and is an oasis city located at the entrance of the desert. The old urban landscape with architecture decorated with light brown bricks is very exotic. The date industry is thriving, thanks to the benefits of the palm forest. The airport makes it a base for excursions to the Sahara desert and Lake Jerid.
It is an oasis city located in the extreme south of Tunisia, near the border with Algeria. It is a popular place where you can easily enjoy exclusive desert activities such as desert hiking, camel rides, and four-wheeled carts.
Matmata is famous for cave houses. There is a big hole in the ground, and you can see the space that is considered a cave house. Originally, the Berbers were built to protect themselves from the Arabs who invaded in the 12th and 13th centuries, and many people still live there. The basement is said to be suitable for avoiding rapid climate change and strong sunlight in the arid region, and because it has excellent heat retention, winter is said to be easy. The Sidi Doris Hotel, a renovated cave house converted into a hotel, was known as a filming location for the Star Wars movie and appeared in the movie as the home of Luke Skywalker.
An oasis town located in the Sahara desert. Ksar means the remains of a Roman fortress and, as its name implies, ‘Ksar’ remains. Famous as a base to explore the sand dunes. You can enjoy the endless Sahara desert riding a camel or a horse.