Sousse lies on the eastern coast of Tunisia, two hours from the capital Tunis. Known as the “pearl of the Sahel”, it boasts a mild climate, beautiful coastline and rich cultural heritage. The resort area of Sousse is perfectly integrated into the city and the visitor welcomed to participate in its exuberance
The Medina, the beautiful sandy beaches and the many other places of interest within easy reach, including Kairouan, Monastir, Mahdia and El Djem, make Sousse a popular and attractive tourist and holiday center.
Things to See & Do
* Old City – Medina
* Mosaic Museum
* Great Mosque
* Camel market - near the Catacombs
Cruise Season – Oct - May
Currency – Tunisian Dinar (TND)
Language – Arabic
Population – 175,000 approx
Land Area – 212.63 km²
Electricity – 2 round pins European style
Time – GMT plus one hour
International Country Telephone Code – + 216
Transport Links – The most convenient airport is Monastir which is to the south on the coast, 20 minutes away and frequently used by holiday charter flights; however Tunis is still easily accessible with numerous train and shared taxi options.
Sousse is on the main line from Tunis in the north down to Sfax and Monastir to the south. Because it is located in the centre of the railway network it is well placed to reach most of the rest of the network, even as far south as Gabes on the coast and Tozeur on the edge of the Sahara .
Buses (car) connect the city with most other parts of Tunisia. Additionally, there is a louage (shared-taxi) service covering the entire country. The far bus station (Gare Routiere) is located in some distance to the west of the Medina at the Souk El Ahad ("Camel Market") - the City bus station is located next to the Medina in the town center).