The main square of the ground floor in Medina with couple of good cafe-bars and restaurants. The buildings around the square are reconstructions of ancient Carthage and its glory. From this point you enter into the huge amusement park or new Medina with lots of shops.
Yasmine is new built Medina and amusement park, situated in the hotels area of Hammamet. In front of the main antrance there are statues of Hanibal and his troops riding on elephantes. It is well known scene from the history of Carthage when Hanibal acrossed the Alps with elephants, ataccing Rome, known as "Hanibal ante portas".
There is a little bit of everything in Hammemet. If your going for a short stay like I did. I try to max out all activity in 3 days. One was camel back riding. It was a great tour of the city on camels.
There is a market fair is hammamet once a week and this is the place where to go. There is a lot of local food and vegetables sold there and they also sell sheeps and lambs. This is colorful, with lots of people.
So can also buy soap made with olive oil cheaper than in western europe.
Before visitig Tunusia I have heard that in almost all cities there is an old Town called Madina and Most of the Tourist shops were there..
I have visited Hammamet city and in the centre there was the madina waiting for me.. Madina has been built inside a big castle, with local houses inside and tourists shops. After the first hassles of the shopowners in the entrance, we keep on walking. Narrow roads, local houses and wonderful doors are worth to see. Some roads are adjacent to high castle walls and these brownish walls are looking lovely.. Almost every house has its own style of doors and they look pretty nice. While walking on the roads, we have looked inside of some houses through their windows, there you can see the lovely Tunusian style of houses.
If you follow the arrows you can make a full round trip at Madina around half to one hour, depending on the period you stay at shops.. I would advice you not to shop inside Madina unless you found a very special item. Shopping is quiet tireding and you feel yourself beaten by the shopowners.. The prices vary so much that in every item you think to buy, you feel being ripped off..
These photo's are just a tint selection of some of the hand painted tiles that were around the hotel Les Orangers where I stayed.
I really enjoyed looking at them all!
The thing I loved the most in Tunisia are wonderfully decorated doors...I was so stunned by their devotion to the styling I photographed so many doors. These are one of them.
This is the new part of the city, its a promenade that can be easily compared with the one in Nice. Its clean, its beautiful and very romantic.
We arranged our camel ride with Mr. Abdoul tel 22410266 2pm-5pm. Not the most wonderous journey - more for the ride than the scenery but something to do to shile away a couple of hours.
BARDO Museum: Its is realy one of the biggest mosaic museum. 4.20 Dinars cover charge. It worths to see.
lovely and wide golden sandy beaches all along the coast of hammamet and of course, at yasmine touristic resort.
if yu care for it, a day at the beach it´s very relaxing and rewarding.
Yasmine Hammamet is a new tourist complex to the South of Hammamet, it has a number impressive hotels,most based on a theme.
We spent time looking around at Lella Beya and Marco Polo Hotels.
The Kasbah of Hammamet. It was built in the 15th century (as I know), by Spanish. Under the white cupola there is a café.
Go into the medina. It's mysterious. Courage, it's not so large, so you will find a gate where you can come out. Inside, there is a museum with traditional dresses.