Hammamet Travel Guide

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Hammamet Highlights

  • Pro
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    angiebabe says…

     enjoyed there being a cafe on top of the kasbah - sat and sipped on lovely orange juice with interesting views over the sea and medina 

  • Con
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    zizland says…

     Not much to do, surrounded by tourists and those that make their living off of them 

  • In a nutshell
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    faq says…

     Mass tourism resorts and away from the genuine arab culture. 

Hammamet Things to Do

  • Look out for hand painted tiles!

    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!

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  • Port Yasmine Hammamet

    Locally referred to as 'The Marina', Port Yasmine is home to many boats of all shapes and sizes if not permanently, then for a little while.It's not huge, but there's plenty to look at. There are restaurants on one side of the walk-way which are all pretty reasonable in price from the menu's I looked at. Their owners/staff try their hardest to get...

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  • Mammamet old town

    Enjoyed a walk around the medina area on the seafront. Didn't venture inside the medina itself (had a couple of beers and didn't need the hassle!) It's a pleasant and interesting place to explore and well worth a visit.

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Hammamet Hotels

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Hammamet Restaurants

  • super size beer

    This restaurant is in the ecntre of Hammamet it has a lovely roof top open air restaurant as well as a closed in restaurant down stairs. Good menu the pizza is beautiful but you can get many more decent meals. We often go in there just for a beer, when we do they bring out some appetisers olives and chopped fruit/veg then you get little pizza on...

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  • Tourist trap

    This restaurant in Hammamet near the medina is a real tourist trap. When we came they showed us to the best table at the top floor and tried to pursuade us to order the most expensive on the menu. We refused and ordered grilled lambchops that were so tough that they couldn´t be eaten. They also charged us for a whole bottle of wine when we only...

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  • Yummy fish soup

    Located opposite the Bel Azur hotel this quaint, romantic little restuarant offers traditional Tunisian and French dishes. If you can bag a table next to the window you'll get wafts of jasmine and get to watch the world go by. Lots of antique and vintage objects in the restaurants which will make your eyes wander and you'll end up realising you've...

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Hammamet Nightlife

  • Interesting Nightlife

    Yasmine area has more places for nightlife.Our routine was: a drink in Sinbad Hotel's Bar (not cheap though). And then either el Pascha. Calypso is also a well-known club.Both are the most lively night clubs. You may encounter a worldwide known DJ or a traditional Tunisian guy who makes Arabic music. :)) That's the surprise! We've been to both of...

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  • Brewpub!

    A brewpub in the Yasmine area of Hammamet. Tried a couple of different beers here, the helles was pretty average with an unusual taste but marzen much better, enjoyed that one (or two).Just firing up the pizza oven as we left, no time to try one unfortunately.Anyway if you're in the Yasmine area it's a good friendly place to visit.

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  • Brewery!

    A brewpub in the city centre and of course we were bound to visit!It's right next to the medina and very easy to find, a huge beer glass on the roof.Beer was a little unusual, german names - helles and dunkel - not really like anything I've found in Germany, not unpleasant though and an awful lot better than the usual local offering of Celtia.If in...

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Hammamet Transportation

  • Enfidha airport

    This airport seems quite small. You walk in, you have check-in desks infront of you and a few shops. These shops take Tunisian Dinar, but the duty free through security does not. You must change your left over Tunisian Dinar here before checking in. There are exchange booths to the right at the end of the check-in desks. Once through security...

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  • From Hammamet to Sidi Bou Said

    You may take a taxi (around 140-160 Dinars -85 Euros for two ways) from Hammamet to Sidi Bou Said.Or you may use the bus. We did so.. There is a bus to Tunis from Hammamet every hour. (or you may go to Naboul by Taxi - around 10 Dinars / 5,5 Euros. And there is a bus from Naboul to Tunis every half an hour).Once you reach Tunis Bus Station write...

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  • Taxi

    Taxis are everywhere and not too expensive, it's recommended to agree a price before setting off but we never did and never seemed to be ripped off!

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Hammamet Shopping

  • Medina

    Medina is not very big. But there are many shops where you can find numerous products. After getting out the car, do not accept unofficial guidance. They try to get you to their houses or shops. Simply do not listen to them and be away from them. There are too many things to buy. We prefered puffs, woman dress and small figures and gifts....

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  • Using the Medina

    When wandering the medina you will get hassled by the local storekeeper but its all good banter, just give as good as you get.Haggling is a way of life, so be prepared, start of at a third of the asking price and work towards an agreeable price. Whatever takes your fancy. We bought a lovely hand painted feather

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  • Nargilý

    The shop was in the Medina in Tunis so with all these smalls streets all looking the same, I won't be able to give the exact adress. A nargilý is the souvenir that anyone have to bring back from Tunisia even if they are non smoker. It makes a great decoration. This is this water pipe used by local men to smoke some kind of strange tobacco paste or...

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Hammamet Local Customs

  • Ramadan

    Around the end of September we vistited Tunisia which also happened be to Ramadan. This doesn't cause too many difficulties, but an understanding of their customs help. The only difficulty some may come across will be the restaurants that do not open before sundown. Not really a problem for us as we generally go out later anyway.

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  • screened balconies

    In the Islamic world women are treasured and protected. So that strange men do not see them, they are hidden behind wooden screens or shuttered windows, where they can observe what is going on in secret. The screens [mashrabiya] are usually made of beautifully turned wood. The ones covering balconies can be seen all over the Arab world. I have seen...

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  • buying flowers

    When certain plants are in flower, salesmen wander about hoping to sell a bouque or posy. They are relatively inexpensive; nbut fade quickly.

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Hammamet Warnings and Dangers

  • Currency

    Tunisia has a closed currency. This means you cannot get Tunisian Dinar before you enter the country. You must exchange your money whilst you are there. You can do this in your hotel - exchange rates are generally the same everywhere. What you must do is keep the reciepts you are given when changing money as you must change you Dinar back to...

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  • Beware the Cheers Bar Romeos

    Ladies please beware in Tunisia. Enjoy your holiday be aware of the dangers of Bezness. This is where local men want you to fall in love with them but they have a plan. They are after your money and/or a visa to the UK where it is extremely hard for them to get to without help. Arm yourself with information before you travel by googling Tunisian...

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  • bel air beach bar

    this beach bar has got worse and worse over the last few years it has gotten really run down with no effort to clean up the area or make repairs to the bar itself the kitchen is located at the back of the hut right next to the disgraceful toilets which i have never seen cleaned and are often unusable the kitchen itself is absolutely disgraceful...

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Hammamet Tourist Traps

  • pick pockets

    Went to Tunis on local bus and decided to go to Carthage using the metro. Wallet was stolen from zipped and bottoned pocket in seconds at the metro station. Police did not speak any English and were not really that interested anyway. No interpretor. Would never discourage anyone from independant travel as we have always negotiated our own way...

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  • Waiters to cheat you

    In Nabeul/Medina there is this little restaurant(forgot the name, sry), where the waiter cheated us. We had two coke, and his french was so little, that his boss came and said 3 Dinar and that we could pay later. We paid then to the waiter who brought us the drinks and he was asking for one more dinar. I thought, that maybe I didn't understand...

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  • "Hey, remember me? I'm a waiter from...

    Young men at the medina implying that you should know them because they work at your hotels. They use this to catch your attention and then guide you to their "family" stores. Yet another way to get you to pay attention to a sales pitch. Shopping is shopping, but don't expect any bargains just because "they work at your hotel." Bargain hard and...

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Hammamet What to Pack

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    by Erkmen Written May 2, 2003

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    Photo Equipment: If you bring your Digital Camera with you, Please carry your tapes with you. When I was in Hammamet I have run out of a DV tape, I could only find one shop in Nabeul which sell DV tape and the price was 25 Euro per one piece..

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Hammamet Off The Beaten Path

  • Matmata

    In the desert, some people still live in their homes underground or in the homes they made themselves in rocks. It is colder and easier to live there because of the heats, but it is very very simple life. It is interesting to see the way these people live, so you can go and visit some of the families that opened their home to tourists.

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  • Chott El Jerid

    This is salt desert with termal-salted water. Amazing are the colours, especially the colour of the red colour of the water. If you're visiting this as apart of a jeep-safari to desert, you'll be stopping here only for a couple of minutes, just to go to the toilet in a little shop, buy some suovenirs (esp. desert roses) and take a photo of this...

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  • Douz

    Douz is probably the most famous place in Tunisia for riding camels. In Douz riding camels has become a town's business. People give their camels, one or two per family, for riding for tourists, and every family gets the same percent of the earned money. Everything is shared, money for riding, from selled pictures and souvenirs, even tips, they...

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Hammamet Sports & Outdoors

  • Playing Golf in Hammamet

    Hammamet has some very good golf courses, which are also quite cheap by European standards. You can rent your equipment here, so there's no reason to lug your golfing bag for thousands of kilometers:))

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  • Golf in Hammamet

    If you plan a trip to Hammamet why not make it a golf tour. While we stay in Hammamet there were many tourists coming there to play golf. We have seen so many golf bags and things that we spared some time to visit the golf course..There are 2 Golf Courses in Hammamet adjacent to each other. Citrus golf Course and Jasmine golf Course. Courses are in...

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Hammamet Favorites

  • Narrow roads Inside the medina

    Inside the medina there are many narrow roads and they are charming. They look so lovely that you will try to spot every single road. Just enjoy the beauty of them..

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  • Doors of Hammamet

    Every door in tunusia has its own charecteristics.. When you visit Hammamet just spare some time to explore the doors.. Especially all houses inside madina has marvellous doors...

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  • Sunset at Hammamet

    Hammamet has a very nive sunset.. There is a cafe called Sidi bou hadid adjacent to the Madina, a vey nice authentic cafe, visit there, have some tea and enjoy the sunset..

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