Kerkouane

Remains at Kerkouane

Kerkouane (also Kerkuane) is in Tunisia.

Understand

A Phoenician city, Kerkouane was probably abandoned in 3rd century BC and, therefore, largely ignored by the Romans. As such it is probably the only example of its kind to survive. Noted for its clear demonstration of town planning techniques. The town and its necropolis are a UNESCO World Heritage List site.

Get in

Approximately 80km to the east of Tunis, equi-distant (20km) between the towns of Keliba and El Haouaria.

Busses run from Kelibia and can drop you at the turn off for the ruins from which it is a 1.5km walk. A taxi there from Kelibia should cost about 4-10TD (€2.5-7)

The site could be visited as a day trip from Tunis, Hammamet or perhaps even Sousse

Get around

The remains are easy to walk around. Some form of transport from the main road may be useful as t is about a 1.5km walk

See

Do

Buy

There is a small gift shop in the museum that sells tourist oriented products

Eat

The museum shop sells a few drinks and snacks

Sleep

The best place to base yourself for accommodation would be the nearby town of Kelibia.

Go next

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