Weather Averages for Tunis in August
Averages for Tunis in August
August is the hottest, driest month of the year in Tunis. This is the height of the summer season and the city is packed with holiday makers.
Tunis is famed for its miles of clean, golden sandy beaches and here you will undoubtedly be spending a lot of time. The water is also very warm at this time of year so as well as cooling off with a refreshing dip, you can try your hand at some water sports. Waterskiing, jetskiing and scuba diving are all on offer in various locations.
Golf is also extremely popular around Tunis. If you fancy a casual game then there are many courses around, such as Golf de Carthage.
For serious golfers you can stay at specially designed golf resorts set among beautiful scenery, such as The Residence Tunis - a 5 star resort complete with two swimming pools and 6 restaurants, as well as an extensive golf course.
If you want to do something more cultural, Tunis has a number of historical sites to be seen.
The oldest part of the city is the Medina, which expanded around the building of the Zoutana Mosque in 698. Here there are many old buildings in a range of fascinating architectural styles. Highlights include the Grand Mosque and Bey’s Palace.
At the centre there is the famous Kasbah, where everything is to be had for a price – so head down to try and bag a bargain.
And the ancienty city of Carthage, thought to be 3000 years old, has many well preserved ruins to be seen, including the amphitheatre – which at this time of year hosts the Carthage International Festival. Head here for some music, dancing and theatre performances.
For more affordable accommodation, try the budget Africa Hotel. Past guests recommend it for its excellent central location.