TABARKA & THE CORAL COAST
- the ancient Thabraca of the Phoenicians, protected by an
island and surrounded by the mimosa, cork oak and pinecoverred
mountains of Khourmirie, is a town which has been famous since
time immemorial for coral fishing.
setting of Tabarka, a true paradise for diving, fishing, sailing
is also a holiday resort and meeting place. The holiday atmosphere
which it enjos in the summer months due to its festivals,
its towering forests, its rocky coastline, fine sand beaches,
make Tabarka the place chosen by holiday makers who want to
get away from it all and enjoy a change of scenery.
are occasional charter flights from the UK direct to Tabarka.
Alternatively there are direct scheduled services from Brussels,
Milan, Paris and Zurich. Flying time from the UK is about
2½ hours or the resort is less than 3 hours by road
from Tunis. Car hire is the easiest way to travel; although
slightly more expensive than other Mediterranean countries,
the low cost of living and cheap petrol offset this. For more
independent travellers, louages (the white and red cars) are
shared taxis with fixed destinations which leave when full.
hotels in Tabarka can be found along the sandy Montazah beach,
about four kilometres east of the resort, while there is budget
accommodation in the town cetnre. During peak season and particularly
during hte jazz festival, advanced booking is strongly recommended.
- A boat
trip to La Galite Islands, 35 miles from the coast. For
divers, the island shelters a well preserved shipwreck and
its nature reserve is home to a colony of monk seals.
views of the 17th century Genoese Castle at dusk.
market - every Friday - a great place to test your haggling
or bird watching in the Khroumirie Mountains.
surrounding cork oak forests, ideal for walking and bird
caught seafood in one of Port Corallo's restaurants.
Jebel Bir mountain for rewarding views over the surrounding
on Tabarka's eight mile strip of golden beach.
car or book an excurions from your hotel to some of fascinating
sites within easy reach of Tabarka:
Regia, with underground villas and priceless Roman mosaics.
Tunisia's largest and most spectacular archaeological site
including a Roman ampitheatre still used for open air performances.
boasting the world's largest museum of mosaics, a 13th century
medina, the ruins of Carthage - one of the largest Roman
Events & Festivities
one week every summer this usually sleepy resort comes
to life with the sounds of some of hte world's top jazz
of diving and underwater photography.
plays and music
riding, sailing and fishing.
wheel drive in the mountains