Hammamet is the country’s oldest tourist destination. All of Tunis’s resorts have beautiful parks, but Hammamet stands out with its lavish gardens. The basic rule of town planning in this area is that dwellings cannot be taller than cypress trees. The city was established some 500 years ago. The fortification walls and the Great Mosque have both been maintained. The city maintains its one-story appearance. Wide sand beaches, contemporary hotels with excellent service, and a plethora of bars, restaurants, boutiques, and marketplaces await visitors.
Due to the dry terrain and high temperatures in the summer, which often exceed 45 °C, the climate is quite similar to that of Sousse, bordering on a Hot-summer Mediterranean climate (Csa) and a Hot semi-arid climate (BSh).