Hammamet insider information
- Hammamet has some of the best beaches in Tunisia and became a popular destination for aristocrats and artists in the 1920s. A Romanian millionaire built a home here and invited Paul Klee and Andre Gide among others. Winston Churchill wrote part of his memoirs in Hammamet.
- Wander round the medina in the late afternoon, when everyone is waking from the siesta and heading for coffee, mint tea or the hookahs at the cafes. See a traditional Tunisian house at Dar Hammamet with a collection of costumes.
- Tunisian doors are often blue, which looks especially attractive against white walls. Use the correct knocker if you are invited in: the one on the left is usually used by the women and the one on the right by the men.