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General information on Sousse

Sousse (Sousse) is on the Eastern coast of the Mediterranean sea, located 140 km South of Tunis, Tunisia (Hammamet on the map of Tunisia) and is considered one of the largest and most popular resort towns in the country, along with Hammamet. The city's population is about 600 thousand people.

The history of Sousse, like other Tunisian cities, in General, similar. The city established by the Phoenicians in the IX century BC under the name Hadrumet and was one of the major centers of the Carthaginian Empire in the VI century BC, Then in time passed into the hands of the Romans, who renamed it to Henricopolis, then the Byzantines, who called the city Justinianopolis, the Arabs appropriated the name of the city Susa (VII century). Later, he was exposed to occupation by the Normans in the XII century and the Spanish. During the colonization of Tunisia by the French in the XIX century the city was renamed in Sousse. However, today preserved historical data in the form of various buildings (houses, mosques, castles), the catacombs and exhibits in museums, which can be seen on the ancient and interesting history of Sousse.

Holidays in Sousse in the first place, suitable for lovers of active holidays. In addition to the gorgeous beaches and beautiful sea, it is known for its vibrant nightlife. Fun here for every taste and budget: the noisy discos and night clubs, casino, amusement Park and water Park, Golf club, mini zoo. Among the aquatic activities: jet skis, yachting, diving, Windsurfing, banana, parasailing (parachute behind a boat) and others. In July-August in Sousse hosts the annual summer Festival, with songs and carnival processions through the streets. In addition to entertainment, in one of the centres of thalassotherapy can be relatively inexpensively and efficiently treat the body or the nervous system, selecting the appropriate program.

The city itself can be divided into 2 parts: the old town with the traditional Arab Medina and the main attractions and a more modern tourist area, 12 km North of Port El Kantaoui. It belongs SUSU and is a self-contained resort village with its infrastructure. Among the attractions of the old city, the main place of "pilgrimage" is the Medina of Sousse related to the number of monuments protected by UNESCO since 1988. Definitely worth visiting the fortified monastery of Ribat and Great Mosque, as well as one of the oldest buildings in North Africa, Kasbah Fort, in a room which is Archaeological Museum is second in number of mosaics after the Bardo Museum. Amazing and nice atmosphere of a traditional house of the Tunisian family, "Dar ESID," and the catacombs with the remains of the people of period II-IV century, evoke the opposite feelings. In General, you will not be bored.

Weather, seasons in Sousse

Weather in Sousse is conducive to year-round recreation. Due to its location near the coast, the climate is quite mild. However, the "beach-goers" consider that an auspicious time for bathing – high season (may to September), the day temperature rises from 23 ° at the beginning of the season, up to 35C in the hottest months (July-August) and up to 26C at the end of the season, in the evening lowered degrees on the 5S. The water in this season is heated to 23-25C. In the period from October to April (low season) is pretty cool, on average, about 10-15S, it rains frequently.

Time in Sousse

The time in Tunisia, and in Sousse behind Moscow for 2 hours in summer and winter. Daylight saving time in Tunisia is not possible.

The current time in Tunisia*
The time difference with the cities:
Moscow: -2 Samara: -3
Kazan: -2 Nizhny Novgorod: -2
Ekaterinburg: -4 Novosibirsk: -6
Irkutsk: -7 Vladivostok: -9
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Hotels of Sousse where to stay

When choosing the hotel should bear in mind that in Tunisia the star rating of hotels is not determined by European standards and a 4* hotel in Sousse is equivalent to European 3*.Hotels with budget accommodation in Sousse to find possible, but it is literally a few pieces and they are located in the old town. Along the coast to the North focused hotels with more expensive accommodation and direct access to the sea, with private grounds, with swimming pools and different types of entertainment. Beaches, for the most part, municipal in Sousse, and is located across the road from the first line of hotels. On the beaches there are all kinds of water sports (diving, surfing, banana boat trips, scooters etc.) and many cafes.

The tourist area of Sousse and a place of concentration of most hotels is Port El Kantaoui. It is situated 12 km North of Sousse and is a resort area. Despite the fact that El Kantaoui was built in 1979 here is very well developed with all necessary tourist infrastructure, and it is considered as an independent resort. Square - small and very compact, attractive and well maintained, that's why here prefer to live and entertain even the local rich people.

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Comfortable and luxurious hotels are mostly 4* and 5*, working on system "all inclusive", with huge grounds, swimming pools, bars, entertainment and animation. While some hotels are centers of thalassotherapy (for example: "Thallassa Hasdrubal 4*""Hasdrubal Port El Kantaoui 4*", "El Mouradi Palace" 5*). The beaches are clean with fine sand, transparent sea water, entertainment for every taste – in short, a great beach vacation.

In a small area fit the El Kantaoui Golf course, an artificial harbour, where you can hike on one of the white yacht, ride a water bike, children's amusement Park. "Hannibal Park", water Park "Aqua Palace", a small Botanical garden "Oasis Park" and the zoo, yacht clubs and a diving centre. As in all Arab cities, there are also recreations of Medina, the center of which is the highlight of El Kantaoui – singing fountains, which at night still illuminated. Nearby and along the coast are numerous night clubs, discos outdoor restaurants and cafes, casino. The Palace ice cream "Casa del Gelato" you can try many kinds of delicious treats. In the town of Hergla, 15 km from Port El Kantaoui, is the amusement Park "Hergla Karting Park", with rides and slides for karting that will appeal to both adults and children.

From Sousse easy to get to El Kantaoui at: special bus, taxi and "tuk-tuk" - a motorbike with a cart (2 Dinara, currency of Tunisia), tourist train (2,5 Dinar) or the horse cart.

Useful information about Sousse

Thalassotherapy. In Sousse has its own thalassotherapy centres providing services for recovery and rejuvenation of the body at a high European level, some of the famous are hotel Nahrawess Boujaafar 4*, Thalassa Sousse 4* , Hasdrubal Thalassa&SPA Port El Kantaoui 4* El Mouradi Palace 5*.

Comments / recent posts on the topic on the forum
Natalia D. 26 August, 2018
And I went to Tunisia this year for the second time. Last year was on the island of Djerba, this year in Hammamet. Both times very much! If last year enjoyed the beauty of the island, the service and hospitality of the hotel, this time came to Hammamet, budget three. Yes, the hotel is different from the 4 and 5 key but we deliberately chose this hotel. What a wonderful tour, beautiful sea, clean beach. The attitude towards us, Russian is very friendly. All the Tunisians we smile and say how like Russian. I'm surprised reading previous reviews. Do not know can be due to the fact that we were friendly disposed, and therefore to us as the same...the Animators of the hotel was very upset when we left, helped us with our Luggage, took photos for memory, some left their contacts. No one touched, not abused, was not theft. The guests loved it!!! ...
Zlata August 30, 2018
All kind time of day!
Went this year in August.
Liked it very much. Yes, there are disadvantages. But tell me, where doesn't?! If you look for only the negatives, they can gather a whole bunch in any country.
What of the downsides? Garbage. Yes, he's everywhere. But it doesn't smell bad, as some write, it is scattered with plastic bottles, bags, paper. Here, however, and all the disadvantages.
As for the local population. So blame yourself. How You feel about them, and they to You. The backlash has not been canceled. So want to have You warmly and friendly greeted, be nice to them. Tunisians are hospitable, welcoming and friendly. There was not a single case of even evil and look in our direction. So, as the saying goes: "If face is crooked...." Read Krylov. Moreover, quite interesting to talk to. I will say a few greetings in their language, and they simply melt away, ready to help You with everything.
Everywhere you can meet the police, so security don't worry.
What to see in the country? There are a couple of good excursions:
1. Day trips to Carthage, Sidi Bou said, Tunis (the capital);
2. Two days into the Sahara, the Colosseum, Kairouan, an oasis of Chebika, salt marshes.
I recommend very beautiful pictures are obtained, and the information informative.
So, friends, do not look for the negative, that is enough in our hard life in Russia. Rest with pleasure and bring only positive emotions.
Good luck! ...
EdDDgAR August 30, 2018
Stay in principle bad can not be, and to learn something new is also very круто0 ...
Александр20082018 16 September, 2018
Vacationing in Tunisia in August, cockroaches in the room caught 2 times and 2 times on on the doors in the room about ants and aseret I vopsche silent. Lived in a Bungalow Aqua Park Spa 4ka . The Russians really don't like pesnite yourself that you are second grade. Will suit the Germans, the Europeans and automatically you are already standing behind them, and they serve out of turn. Went to Monastir and really quite messy, no wonder so many flies, who eat together from the same plate. In monastire us ran tunisis learn that we are Russian began to tell me how and where to go and where prices are cheaper, adding that Russian tourists 60% and if not they Tunisia would come kirdyk. This is the only Tunisian who was interested in Russian) . Yes, the tour is divided into foreigners and Russians together with the Baltic States. Impressions of the country are not unambiguous. But there is more than just not going. In Russian they understand when you want to. ...
Nadezhda Nikolaevna Sep 18, 2018
Hi all! Vacationing in Tunisia in Hammamet in September this year,the 4 star hotel Mirage.Think the rest will get what he wants.Settled immediately upon arrival without regard to the country,the staff is very friendly,all smiles,tried to talk,I ask how are you,like here or not.Was on 2 day trips in the Sahara.That's impressive.Drove almost throughout Tunisia,was a great guide,learned a lot.About the dirt guide also made explanations-the country is beginning to live again.By the way,yesterday went on the train to Paveletsky station.So on the way we saw so many abandoned debris that Tunisia never dreamed of.Take a look around,we, too, not all smooth and clean.And Tunisia the beautiful sea,the Sahara,with clean hotels and ordinary people,who also earn money in any way they can:sell,clean ,cook in hotels.By the way,the food was tasty and varied.A lot of fruit. ...
greekorn 19 September, 2018
Dear fellow citizens, always you will be treated the way you deserve))) Arrived in Tunisia alone, I went to the Gare de Tunis (railway station), and when I realized that at 8 PM in Sousse I can't go back (though I do not understand why), went on Stasen de luazh (on the bus) where just over 10 dinars very quickly left, got in 2 hours)) Roam on any streets, at any time and many people come to chat, say like Russia, constantly shouting "Russia" "Moscow" Saint-Petersburg" and the like))) Local cops in the amount of 4pcs, standing near his car in the square at night when nobody is around and there is no longer, waving, beckoning, well-chatted with them, laughed and I went to sleep with the road) And when you ambition and eternally disgruntled face something to ask or even appear anywhere and behave with people prinebrezhitelno and like a servant, it certainly would be awful for you, and everywhere))) And I want to say - sit at home or out in the countryside drove on vacation)) ...
Valena 17 October, 2018

Here I agree completely! Golden words! ...
Annarelli 8 August, 2019
Good afternoon.
Tunisia is an interesting country, and strange for our culture. As always there is a lot of positive , there are negative. But for the rest it is not mikroshemka of mold in the room to do, and try to relax, someone like seal on the beach, someone backpack behind and places of interest. There were kids last year in hotel Thapsus mahdija of the hotel is stated as a 3*, I liked everything and the sea and the hotel and catering and excursions planned, I do not like organized tours. This year we're going to the Sahara beach and I hope too it will be perfect. Did not notice the neglect of Russian, if you behave properly, then you will have the same attitude. ...
Swallow 7 December, 2019

There is something in Tunisia children to watch? Type zoos, aquariums, and other prikolyuh? Or purely cultural heritage are for adults? Children are small and tours are obviously not for them. ...
admin 7 December, 2019

Basically as far as I know such entertainment is only within individual complexes, and so separately, do not recall. Of course to take advantage of the on-site hotels, you need to live there, not allowed. ...