Hammamet, Tunisia

Hammamet is a popular tourist town in Tunisia. It is located in the south east of the northern peninsula of Cap Bon in the Governorate of Nabeul, on the northern edge of the Gulf of Hammamet.

It is particularly known for jasmine, and this is how the tourist resort of Yasmine Hammamet got its name. Souvenirs made of jasmine can be purchased throughout Hammamet.

Things to See & Do

* Old city
* Water sports
* Mosque
* Fortress walls
* Buy jasmine souvenirs

General Information

Cruise Season – Oct - May
Currency – Tunisian Dinar (TND)
Language – Arabic
Population – 20,000 approx
Land Area - 36 km2
Electricity – 2 round pins European style
Time – GMT plus one hour
International Country Telephone Code – + 216

Transport Links – There are 6 main airports in Tunisia, Tunis (Carthage), Enfidha, Monastir, Tabarka, Djerba and Tabarka, Tunis being the capital. You can get a private taxi from Monastir or Tunis to Hammamet which is approximately 1hour or from Enfidha.

There are a lot of trains stopping at Bir Bou Regba (Rekba) from Tunis which is along the main train line and only 6km from Hammamet. You can easily take a taxi from the Bir Bou Regba (Rekba) station to wherever you want to go in Hammamet. There are fewer trains from Tunis directly to Hammamet.

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