Last updated: 8 February 2018
Algeria on the North coast of Africa is bounded by one thousand two hundred kilometres of Mediterranean coastline. The country boasts some of the best beaches on earth. The hinterland is dominated by large swathes of Sahara Desert and the north of Algeria is dominated by snow topped mountains.

Once a favourite holiday destination for sun seeking Europeans, in recent years Algeria has been plagued with incidents of terrorism and kidnapping and has not always been safe for travel.

Like many countries around the Mediterranean, over the centuries Algeria has been conquered by a host of European and Middle Eastern countries and each has left behind traces in architecture and culture of the country.


Here you will find some of the best Berbera Roman ruins in North Africa, Ottoman mosques and forts, Roman and Phoenician ruins and French inspired Catholic Basilicas.

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