Kerkenah islands

The Kerkennah Islands are nestled in the Gulf of Gabes, off the eastern coast of Tunisia. Offering a step back in time to a simpler day, Kerkennah Islands are perfect for holiday travelers. This forgotten paradise is almost untouched by history, save a brief point. During the Roman Empire, Kerkennah and its natives were displaced while Kerkennah was utilized as a port and strategic viewpoint. After the Roman Empire collapsed, Kerkennah once more belonged to its people. A reminder of Kerkennah Island history can be seen in the Borj el Hissar, ancient ruins of a fort built almost 1000 years ago. In the 16th century, this fort was rebuilt by the Spanish. Appearing as if it were quietly disappearing into the Gulf of Gabes, the Borj el Hissar is a compelling sight. Travelers will marvel at the Roman mosaics and the remains of the Roman fortress itself. Travelling in the ferry, holiday travelers will soon see exotic palm trees swaying in the breeze, and shallow waters beckoning them to swim. The ferry stops at the smaller, southern island which is connected to the larger, northern island by a causeway. Holiday travelers will find the Kerkennah Islands peaceful and unspoiled. The locals do not believe in roadways intersecting and detracting from the Islands’ true beauty. While the main towns and port have roads, the rest of the island does not. As a result, charming tracks as from old can be seen. The Islands are picturesque, with little villages near the sheltered bays, and everywhere palm trees and fig trees. Kerkennah Islands have remained somewhat unnoticed. It is this very gift that makes Kerkennah Islands the perfect holiday paradise. For those who want something different, far away from the jostling people, Kerkennah Islands is idyllic.

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