Weather Averages for Hammamet in October
Averages for Hammamet in October
The temperatures drop slightly once again in October. However, with the increased amount of wet weather seen, the climate is likely to remain humid, making the weather hot and muggy.
The heat should be more bearable at this time of the year, though, making it a better time of the year to visit the area if you find the extreme temperatures of the summer too much for you.
The average daily temperature in Hammamet is 25°C (77°F) and this can reach highs of 22°C and lows of 18°C.
The average temperature of the sea at this time of the year is 24°C (72°F).
There is on average 60 mm over 3 days of rainfall seen throughout this month.
Hammamet sees on average 9 hours of sunshine each day throughout this month.
Dates for the diary
One for film buffs, Carthage Film Festival is a popular film festival, which was first staged in Tunisia in 1966. The festival showcases films created by directors from Africa, the Middle East and Maghreb.
Chott Marathon Xtreme is a half-marathon distance race that encompasses the desert around Tozeur.
Chott Marathon Xtreme encompasses the desert around Tozeur.
Things to do
If you’d really like to try something new while on holiday, the Zizou Paintball Club will challenge you physically and tactically. Zizou is the first paintball course in Hammamet and still regarded as the best. In this club, groups compete together to eliminate the other team. Rather than working individually, working together is great to spend time bonding together while on holiday, even if it does involve aiming at each other with dye shells. Because Zizou is located in the open spaces outside of Hammamet, the course is much larger than what is typically found in Europe and North America.
Where to eat & drink
If you are travelling to Hammamet with children, Condor is a great choice. Condor has a wide range of options on its menu including traditional favourites like couscous and lamb but more accessible entrees like pastas. Condor is a very small restaurant, with only two dining rooms, can be hard to find. It is hidden away on a side street so it will be recommended to get directions from your hotel so your taxi can get there without difficulty. Because it is so hard to find, there will be few other tourists during your meal.
Another popular restaurant with local cuisine is Viking. Despite its unique name, this small restaurant has classic options like fish that is caught from the Mediterranean Sea and couscous. But like many restaurants that cater to tourists, there are other cuisines on the menu including Italian. Viking has a range of pizzas and panini that will keep kids and picky eaters happy while others explore Tunisian cuisine.
Restaurants in Hammamet. Photo courtesy of Helena Volkova.
Where to stay
The Iberostar chain of hotels has numerous resorts throughout Tunisia and they’re all well regarded for great service and a touch of luxury. The Iberostar Belisaire and Chich Khan are popular with families. The Iberostar Belisaire is recognized by Trip Advisor® for being one of the best top-end in Hammamet. Despite its warranted place on the top-end section of this list, the Iberostar Belisaire goes out of its way to accommodate children. The staff entertains and caters to the guests’ kids including special meals and performers.
The large Hotel Mediterranean Thalasso Golf resort has something for each family member from children to mom to dad. There are over 300 rooms on the sprawling grounds of the hotel, which are carefully manicured to feel like an oasis amidst the Tunisian desert. The Hotel Mediterranean has several swimming pools, including one that is indoors, and quick access to a local beach. Because of the carefully manicured lawns, this hotel feels very intimate and much smaller than expected.
Iberostar Belisaire. Photo courtesy of Forlis.
October events in Hammamet
Hegire (Islamic New Year)
13th October 2015
Religious services and general festivities mark the celebration of Hegire, the Islamic New Year. In Hammamet and as in all other Muslim states and communities is unlike the western new year. The first day of the year is on the first day of Muharram, the first month in the Islamic calendar, which calculates that 622 AD was the year of emigration of Muhammad from Mecca to Medina. Muslims make astronomical calculations to determine future dates of their calendar. Nonetheless, all of Tunisia - its locals and visitors alike co-celebrate and and join in the feast - a lesson in diversity.