Resort raider in Tunisia

The city of the raider is small – about 70,000 inhabitants, but he became famous for the whole Tunisia. The raider is called the "orange capital of Tunisia" and "Capital of Ceramics of Tunisia", he divides the second title with Guelllah’s city on Djerba.

The raider is a small resort, the rest on which has its drawbacks and advantages, which we will talk in detail in this article. Prices and other information in this article are updated in March 2020.


The city is called differently: a raider, score, Nabul, breaker and even nabil. Pronunciation Miscellaneous in Arabic and French, and we are confused not only in Russia. In Russia, the city is interesting primarily as a resort, and the rules of pronunciation dictate information bases of tour operators.

In Russia, the city is customary called "raider", and Vilayet (province) is called "Nabul", although in other languages ​​the name of the city and the provinces coincide. Consider that this is our Russian unique tradition, but get ready that in some sources the city will be called "Nabul" or "Withel".

Where is

The city and the panel resort is located on the Cap Bon Peninsula. It is in the northern part of the country, 15 kilometers east of Hammamet, 70 kilometers southeast from Tunisia (Country Capital).

See the location of the resorts of Tunisia on the map on the left, click on the map to enlarge. Better read our article "Map of Tunisia with resorts".

Nobody knows Cap-Bon Peninsula in Russia, but in the world he is famous. It is here that the British and Americans won the final victory in the African company in World War II.

In North Africa, the Army of General Montgomery (British) and General Pattone (Americans) in 1942 were tested by the Germans and Italians under the command of Marshal Rommel. To May 1943, the Allies pushed the troops of Rommel on the Cap Bon Peninsula, here the Germans and Italians capitulated.

250,000 Germans and Italians and Italians were captured, which is comparable to the number of prisoners under Stalingrad. The allies opened the way to Sicily and further into continental italy.

Figures and facts

The city of Nabel – the capital of Vilayet (province) Nabul, but not the largest city, Hammames more and in the population, and in area. But so historically it happened that the administrative center of the region has always been the raider, and not Hammamet.

The population of 70,000 inhabitants was recorded in 2014. Together with the suburbs, the gift Shaban, Beni Khair and El Maamura forms a city agglomeration "name" with a population already 110,000 people. But it is often accepted to unite all of these cities together with Hammamet to the Unified City Agglomeration "Nabel-Hammamet" with a population of 185,000 inhabitants, such agglomerations are called "bipolar".

A bit of history

In the era of antiquity on the site of the modern raider was the city "Neopolis". Unlike most cities on the coast, the neopolis was founded by the Greeks, and not the Phoenicians. "Neo" is a Greek "New", "Polis" – Greek "City". Accordingly, the settlement was called "New City". Interesting fact that the name "Carthage" also translates as a "new city", but already from the Phoenician.

Neopolis is founded in the 5th century.N.NS., so writes the Greek historian Fucdide. The city is first mentioned in the Greek Chronicles. During the Peloponnesian War (between Sparta and Athens) in 413, Spartan soldiers found themselves off the coast of Kyrena (modern Libya), where they were given ships on which they were charged to Neopolisis.

However, this mention does not tell us that it was exactly the neopolis. The name was very popular at the time, cities with this name was very much. Some and now stand, pay attention to the name of the city "Naples", nothing resembles?

Naples quickly goes under the control of the state of Carthage. With the fall of Carthage, the Romans rob all Punic cities, Naples was taken and looted in 148 by the Roman army under the command of Calpurney Pison. After that, Naples became just a small settlement of up to the 7th century, when Arabs came here. Visintians retreated before the Arab army and in 674 they simply destroyed the remnants of the settlement "To the enemy is not left".

In the 9th century, the Arabs founded a new city in this place, which was called Xar-Valeul. It is this city that we see now. The fateful events did not occur here, the usual medieval reality of Tunisia – raids of pirates and nomads, Europeans expedition, periodic looting.

Tourism in a modern raider

The raider is a small resort, there are only 12 full hotels (with assigned stars), while there is not a single "five", five "fours" and seven "tresras". The panel resort is considered to be intended for budget recreation.

This resort is popular with Europeans as a direction for self-rest. There are many private apartments and mini-hotels, restaurants and cafes.

Disadvantages of the resort of the panel

First problem – great remoteness from airports. Naturally, its international airport in the raid no and is not foreseen. Tourists travel on buses from Enfida Airport – this is 65 kilometers and more than an hour. Or it is possible to go even worse when the monastir airport is 125 kilometers and almost 2 hours drive.

Important conclusion: if you are going to relax in the spa to the panel, then choose a tour with arriving at Enfida Airport.

The second drawback is the lack of entertainment, there are no discos, nightclubs and amusement parks. It can be said that the dialer is equally suitable for both children and adults – everything will be equally boring here.

This disadvantage is partially offset by the proximity of Hammamet. On a taxi, you can go to the water park Flipper, Carthage Land Park and on the discos in Hammamete or Yasmin Hammamet. Tunisia prices in Tunisia available, a trip to Hammamet will cost 10 Tunisian dinars in the redistribution, to Yasmin – up to 20 dinars.

Benefits of the resort of the panel

The beaches are the main "plus", beautiful and pleasant to the touch shallow sand (in the photo on the right). The quality of the beaches in the raid is not inferior to Hammamet. In addition, there are no big crowd of tourists, like in Hammamet, Sousse or El Cantaui, beaches are free.

Most hotels have their own beaches with direct aisle from the hotel, no roads on the way. Important recommendation: Specify the situation with the beach at the hotel in which you are going to, in the raid there are a couple of hotels from which the beach is separated by the road, and there are several hotels in the city feature.

There are many local attractions that we will talk about at the end of this article. In addition, the taxi can be cheap to the Medina Hammamet, Waterpark Flipper and Villa Sebastian in Hammamete or Medina Yasmin Hammamet. In just an hour at the local train you can get to the capital of the country – Cities of Tunisia.

Another advantage is a great climate.

Weather and beach season

In the raid pleasant climate, which according to the international classification is recognized as "moderate", in summer the air is not heated above 31 degrees, and the constant pleasant breeze from the sea always refreshes.

Beach recreation season lasts from early May and at the end of October. Read in detail on our page "Weather in Tunisia – water and air temperature".

For weather in this region there is one feature – a high level of precipitation (relative to the rest of Tunisia). In just a year here there is an average of 370 millimeters of precipitation. In July, June and August, the rains almost never happen, but in May, September and October, several days of rest can be spoiled by rains, and even happen during these months. Real storms with rains.

It is a large amount of precipitation that determined the economic specialization of the region.

Economy than residents do

Tourism plays a small role in economic life. The main sector of the economy is agriculture, and more precisely, gardening. In the area of ​​the raider, citrus is growing, it is a region of gardens. Main Cultures: Oranges, Lemons and Oranges (Mandarin and Pomeline Hybrid).

Citrus are actively exported both in natural and canned form. Food industry enterprises are here. Also in the raid grow flowers: geranium, damask rose and orange flowers, which are used in the perfumery industry.

Resort raider in Tunisia

The raider is the famous center of folk crafts. Most of all became famous for local ceramics, especially painted with colored plates. Read in detail in the articles "Tunisian ceramics" and "Tourists in the workshops of Goncharov". In addition to pottery, embroidery, rings, forging and chasing flourish here. Now we are talking about crafts – manual production, there is no heavy industry.


"Big Vase of Oranges" ("Great Pottery in the Oranges")

This sculptural composition (in the photo on the right) – a visual symbol of the city. She depicts oranges in a vase – two main pillar of the economy raid. All tourists consider their duty to take a picture with her.

Punic Republic of Kerkuan

All cities of the Carthage state were captured and looted by the Romans after the fall of the Carthage itself. Most of the inhabitants were addressed to slavery, and settlers from Italy settled in the cities. Cities are rebuilt, and gradually all traces of the original Punic Culture disappeared in them. Only one cuneic building remained in Dougg.

But one Punicancy city was abandoned by the inhabitants even before the fall of the Carthage, and now this is the only example of a purulent settlement – this is Kerkuan. This place is located at Cape Bon 70 kilometers from the raid. Read in our review "Ancient Kerkuan".

Archaeological Museum Radel

The museum is located in the center of Avenue Habiba Burgibiba. Here collected a stunning collection of artifacts from different places of archaeological excavations of the Cap-Bon Peninsula – from the excavation of the Neopolist, from Kerkuan, from the Punic Sanctuary of Tunisyssut, several Mozaic of the Roman era was brought from Kelibia.

Login – 7 dinars. On Mondays, the museum is closed, on the other days it works from 9-30 to 16-30 (from October 16 to April 16) and from 9-00 to 19-00 with a break from 13-00 to 16-00 (from April 17 to 15 October).

Excavations of the city Neopolois

Excavation zone of an ancient city, now you can look at the ruins of Roman buildings.

Medina raw

Medina – part of the old city surrounded by a wall. As in many cities of Tunisia, the local medina has become a large market where you can buy souvenirs, local artisans, and everything can be brought from Tunisia.

Pottery workshops

To visit the pottery workshops of tourists to the raid bring specially part of the excursion programs. Naturally, tourists are carrying here to sell to us ceramics, and not for entertainment purposes. However, in such a workshop, there is something to see – huge cups and kettles, superbly painted dishes and a lot more. And no one obliges anything to buy anything.

It’s important to know

– If they gathered in the capital (city of Tunisia) to watch Sidi-bu-Said or the Bardo Museum, it is more convenient to go not by train, but by bus or Luazh (minibus). The bus station is far from the coast, it is better to go for a taxi for 4-6 dinars. Tell the driver the phrase "GER RUTIER". Details in our articles "Buses in Tunisia" and "Luzhi (minibus) in Tunisia";

– The GENERAL store is also far from the coast, on Ali Belhun Street. Riding recommend on a taxi for 4-6 dinars. What is the store, and what it is valuable for tourists, read in the article "Magasin General";

– Ooredo sales salon Find much easier, he is on the coast, 200 meters from Cheops. Or not to look for, take a taxi and tell the driver of the phrase "Orel Sim", he will understand. The Tunisian SIM card OODEOO is the source of the cheapest Internet and minutes to Russia. Details in our articles "Internet in Tunisia Chezhevo", "How to call from Tunisia Döshevo", "Tunisian SIM cards".

Have a good holiday in Tunisia, and read our useful reviews about this country (Links below).

Resort raider in Tunisia

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