A beautiful coastline. Souks teeming with colour and life. Lush wetlands full of birdlife. And history and culture to keep you occupied for weeks. Tunisia might not be the tourist powerhouse which nearby Morocco has become, but in many ways it is all the better for it. The capital, Tunis, has a modern buzz backed up by superb colonial architecture. Carthage’s historic ruins show the true significance of this region in the ancient Mediterranean world, while pretty Hammamet is the perfect spot to indulge in beach life. Everything is lived at a slow pace that visitors will be pining for when they get back home.