Whatever it may lack in terms of size compared to its North African neighbours including Algeria, Libya and Egypt, Tunisia makes up for it in terms of its wealth of ancient history, bustling markets and beautiful Mediterranean beach resorts. Many people through the years have headed to Tunisia for summer sun, but there is much to explore away from the beach to get a real understanding of this country. Its links to the Romans can be uncovered at stunning settlement sites including Thuburbo Majus or Sbeitla. Alternatively, souks and markets like those found in the capital of Tunis offer a snapshot of the busy, vibrant daily life in the country. Tunisia’s history on film should not be ignored either, as many flock to the country to see the stunning landscapes and locations which played a key role in major films including the Star Wars series and The English Patient.