Sidi Bou Said is a cozy sea-side suburb about 20 kilometers outside of the capital of Tunis. It is easily accesible by TGM or a taxi. Located a short distance from the capital, it is one of Tunis’ most picturesque suburbs and is famous for its whitewashed buildings and blue doors reminiscent of Greece’s Santorini.
Sidi Bou Said is one of the most beautiful and well known districts in Tunis. It is mainly comprised of one main road going up a mountain with whitewashed buildings rising up the hillside. Around every corner of the cozy seaside city of Sidi Bou Said, one can find a bright blue door. Take a walk up the cobbled hill to discover a charming old town complete with mini souk, many charming cafes and small art galleries. Some doors are large, others small. Some are new while others are old. Some have tight porter’s openings while others remain open to reveal a fleeting glimpse of the traditional Mediterranean Arab style home. Café des Delices is a must stop to unwind and enjoy some mint tea after a long day of practicing your freshly-honed Arabic skills while bargaining for local handicrafts.