Sousse is Tunisia's third largest city with about 250,000 inhabitants. The city is located by the Mediterranean Sea. It is a port town and seaside resort with many tourists.
Sousse is an ancient town founded ca. 800 BC by the Phoenicians. The city was then called Hadrumetum. As the Byzantine Empire came to power in 400-century, the city changed its name to Justiniapolis. The Arabs destroyed the city in 700-century but was rebuilt 100 years later, from that time is the Ribat fortress, Kasbah fortress with the city museum and the city wall that surrounds the Arab Medina.
Medina old town, is today on the Unesco World Heritage List.
Sousse has a warm Meditarranean climate with hot summer and mild but wetter winters. Daytime temperatures from May to September usually are around or above 30 °C, while in winter days are mostly in the 15-20 °C range.
Habib Bourguiba International Airport (MIR) serves Monastir and Sousse. Around 25 airlines serve Monastir, many of which are charter airlines which only fly here during the summer season of April to October. Some of the main destinations include Berlin, Amsterdam, Düsseldorf, Munich, Paris, Dresden, Warsaw, Zürich, Helsinki, Belgrade, Brussels, Manchester, Luxembourg, Malta, Tunis, Dublin, Bucharest, Aberdeen, London, Cardiff, Moscow, Lyon, Nice, Lille, Marseille and Geneva.
Enfidha – Zine El Abidine Ben Ali International Airport (NBE) opened in 2009 and has become an important airport for the central coastal region since then, attracting more flights and adding flights which previously flew into Monastir Airport. Many airlines now serve routes from cities throughout Europe, and in 2011 several big airlines like Air Berlin, Tuifly and Tunisair will start operations as well.
|Jinene Sousse||S D H T Boulevard||Hotel||-|
|Sousse Palace||30 Avenue Habib Bourguiba||Hotel||-|
|Sinbad Inn||Boulevard du 7 Novembre||Hotel||-|
|Hannibal Palace Hotel||Port El Kantaoui El Kantaoui||Hotel||-|
|Hotel Marabout||Route De La Corniche||Hotel||-|
|Primalife Karawan||Route de la Corniche, Sousse,||Hotel||-|
|Royal Jinene||Bd Du 7 Novembre||Hotel||-|
|Primalife Karawan||Rue de la Coriche||Hotel||-|
|Nahrawess Boujaffar||Avenue Habib Bourguiba||Hotel||-|
|Hotel Riadh Sousse||Avenue 7 November||Hotel||-|
|Chems El Hana||Rue de la Coriche||Hotel||-|
|Seabel Aahambra||BP 16 EL KANTAOUI||Hotel||-|
|Soviva Resort||Route Touristique El Kantaoui||Hotel||-|
|Nejma Hotel - Sousse||Route De La Corniche||HOTEL||-|
|Hotel Paris Sousse||15 rue du Rempart||HOTEL||-|
|El Ksar Resort and Thalasso Sousse||Bvd 14 Janvier Sousse||Hotel||-|
|Cesar Hotel||Bvd 14 Janvier||Hotel||-|
|Diar Meriem||Zone Touristique Chott Mariem||Hotel||-|
|Naharawess Sousse||Route Plage Boujaffar||Hotel||-|
|Houria Palace Hotel||Route Touristique El Kantaoui Hammam Sousse||HOTEL||-|
|WonderGolf Hotel Port El Kantaoui||Route Touristique El Kantaoui Port El Kantaoui||HOTEL||-|
|El Kantaoui Center and Spa||Route Touristique El Kantaoui Port El Kantaoui||GUESTHOUSE||-|
|El Faracha Hotel Sousse||Rue De Papillon Corniche||HOTEL||-|
|Riadh Palms Hotel||boulevard 14 Janvier||Hotel||-|
|Residence Kantaoui||Port El Kantaoui4089 Hamman SousseBP41||HOTEL||-|
Public internet access is available in many cities and towns, usually using the Publinet logo. Look for a large purple sign with the Publinet logo. Access is usually 0.8DT/hour, and speeds tend to be quite low. You can also have 3G internet access through any cell phone carriers.
See also International Telephone Calls
Tunisia's international telephone code is 216.
Public telephones are available in all towns and cities and in most villages under either the name of Publitel or Taxiphone - in cities simply look around - there is at least one on every street. International calls tend to be quite expensive (DT 1,000/minute to call anywhere in the EU). There are three mobile GSM operators, private Tunisiana, private Orange, Tunisia state-owned Tunisie Telecom all offering wide mobile coverage (including some oasis in the Sahara). Rates tend to be quite low for domestic calls, but very high for international calls (around DT 1,500/minute). Ask for a carte prépayée for a prepaid SIM card.
La Poste Tunisienne is the national postal service of Tunisia. Services are generally very reliable and relatively fast as well, up to international standards. It usually takes less than a week to European countries and no more than two weeks to the USA or Australia. Opening times of post offices vary, but the larger ones in cities usually are open from 8:00am to 6:00pm Mondays to Saturdays and a few hours on Sunday morning (usually 9:00-11:00am). Note that in July and August, there are long lunch breaks (kind of like the Spanish siestas), closing between 1:00-5:00pm. Smaller officies in towns also keep slightly shorther hours, closing for lunch year round and only open during the morning on Fridays and Saturdays. Als note that during Ramadan, opening times might be different as well. Stamps can also be bought outside these times at small shops and kiosks selling postcards. For sending larger packages, you might also choose international companies like DHL, TNT, FedEx or UPS, which are about the same price but have better standards.
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