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Very easy to come here from Tunis. Train is the best option and the cheapest way. Looking very... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
edinkrnic
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Podgorica, Montenegro
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Smaller in size but better experience

Medina of Sousse is a bit smaller than the one in Tunis. But at the same time the shop sellers are... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
jarvis_nowhereman
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Hong Kong, China
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Love the Medina, as for getting a bargain; we found souvenirs cheaper at a shop near our hotel. Keep kids close to you as the paths are a like a maze and even we couldn't turn round and get back out the same way again...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We started our morning walk at the fish market before visiting the Ribat. Besides fish, there were lots of other stuff to see and buy. If you wish to taste the local snacks, this is the place to visit.

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Very easy to come here from Tunis. Train is the best option and the cheapest way. Looking very similar like Santorini in Greece or Essaouira in Morocco

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank edinkrnic
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Medina of Sousse is a bit smaller than the one in Tunis. But at the same time the shop sellers are less pushy so you can enjoy your exploration without too much annoyance. Didn’t pay much attention to the stuffs they offer but I think...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Spent a day exploring here and loved the atmosphere. We were vigilant but never felt threatened. Some pushy sales people but learning just a few basic Arabic phrases really paid off and they left us alone. Great experience and highly recommend!

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank simonr500
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Medina or Souks, they are there to sell to you. The quality of goods didnt inspire us to buy very much, but you have to look, soak up the atmosphere and have a kebab with the locals!

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank DaisyDaydreem
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I'm quite an experienced and confident traveller and rarely feel threatened by situations. I would guess those not so inclined may feel a little intimidated by the thought of walking through very narrow lanes bustling with people who all want to sell you something. However,...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

People who complain should research before travelling I’ve visited Tunisia many times and love the medina with my partner and children we all love it the haggling is great and the way they say it is cheaper than Asda price kills me they don’t have...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank toddwestmidlands
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Visited the place again after a while, looking fore spices and other things to our house. We was walking arround in the narrow streets, loking inside some of them. Many people was very nice and polite....BUT TAKE CARE... some people are to busy to sell...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank 283stenb
Reviewed January 5, 2019 via mobile

Great traditional market type shops with amazing bargains! Just keep all handbags safely closed and close to you as pick pockets are around! Also do haggle with the traders as they will bump up the price at the start of the bargaining!!! But they will...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Raseem A
August 15, 2017|
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Response from streakey | Reviewed this property |
Its open most of the time seven days a week. Best to visit between 10am and 8pm to be sure as hours are very flexible. Fridays many shops are closed all day or from about 1,
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josette20
August 13, 2017|
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Response from SE11458 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry for my late reply. Sousse is very safe. One of the safer places you can go today. At worst you have som drunken local or drunken tourist annoying you. The people are genuinely nice and appreciate visitors. I have a... More
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barbara845
March 1, 2016|
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Response from Gordon B | Reviewed this property |
The person that was asking about rugs the big con is you come out a taxi at the market the guys see your wrist band and know the hotel you are in . He then tells you he is the cook there and if you are looking for bargain he... More
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