Cloaked in cork and oak forests of the Kroumirie Mountains in Northwest Tunisia, Ain Draham is a nature-lover’s paradise. Hiking, hot springs and nearby Roman ruins define the region, offering a unique African adventure high among the clouds.
Things to do in Ain Draham
Trekkers join the ranks of active travellers heading to Ain Draham for horseback riding, hiking and cycling in verdant meadows and ancient forests seemingly frozen in time. Sulphurous hot springs create natural thermal spas dotted throughout the area, with remnants of elaborate Roman baths marked by pillars and vaulted archways.
The main street in Ain Draham bustles with local cafes serving steaming marcassin stews made with wild boar. Family-owned shops sell local artisan souvenirs, carved furniture and woodcrafts as well as renowned Tunisian textiles and cloths bursting with colour and embellishments.
Tucked between the sea and mountains 25 kilometres north of Ain Draham, the city of Tabarka makes for the perfect day trip. Enjoy the picturesque coastline and bobbing boats at Tabarka Harbour, before exploring diverse beaches ranging from long sandy stretches to cosy shingle beaches.
Crystal-clear waters at Tabarka create the perfect environment for snorkelling and diving amongst the brilliant Mediterranean coral, while an ancient offshore Genoese castle paints the horizon. Looking for local cuisine? Nestle into one of the portside restaurants serving fresh lobster, squid and fish as the sun sets over the water.
Getting around Ain Draham
Travellers arriving at Tabarka–Ain Draham International Airport can take a bus or pick up a rental car for the 40-kilometre drive to Ain Draham. Louage minibus taxis offer transportation throughout town and to nearby destinations.