Weather Averages for Tunis in June
Averages for Tunis in June
June becomes exceedingly warm and dry in Tunis. The tourist season is in full swing so this may not be a good time of year to visit if you dislike intense heat and large crowds.
The average daily temperature in June is 23 degrees Celsius. This incorporates a low of 17 degrees Celsius, which often occurs at night. There is also a chance of having high temperatures of up to 29 degrees Celsius. One of the best reasons to visit Tunis besides the warmth is the sunshine. There is around 13 hours of sunshine to enjoy each day in the region. The precipitation drops down to ten millimetres throughout the entire month but it falls in five days throughout June.
Dates for the diary
There are no public holidays in Tunis in June but there are numerous cultural festivals, one being the Khamsa Holidays. Typically held at the end of the month, this festival celebrates a particular indigenous form of dance. Local and international artists from around the world come to Tunisia to perform and celebrate this traditional art form. Tourists can watch performances or participate in workshops to learn the skill yourself.
At the beginning of the month, Tunis, the site of the ancient empire of Carthage, hosts the E-Fest Music and Culture Electronic Festival. This festival celebrates modern technology with music, films, visual arts, and other digital forms presented by artists. This festival showcases the forward thinking industries within Tunis, an aspect that is often overlooked.
Things to do
Recognised as an UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Medina of Tunis is a must-see. The medina is technically a very large downtown area of the city and incorporates many other attractions. The medina has around 700 monuments within it including many mosques, historic gates and other attractions. The oldest portions of the medina date back to the eighth century.
With relics that date back to two thousand years, the Carthage Museum is also a destination not to miss. This history museum is one of the few in the area that is well-regarded by the large collection of tourists that visit it. It has small relics and actual ruins of the pre- and post-Roman Empire.
Found in the nearby Hammamet region, the Yasmine Valley is a well-regarded golf course. This modern and luxurious course is set against the Tunisian desert and Mediterranean Sea making a very unique experience. Whether you’re a novice or professional player, there is a course appropriate for your skill level.
Where to eat & drink
Considered one of the finest restaurants in Tunis, Le Golfe restaurant has an elegant menu and dining experience. The restaurant overlooks the Mediterranean Sea so it is a natural choice for a romantic meal. The Sea provides much of the ingredients for the menu items as seafood dominates the restaurant’s courses. The staff is trained in a European fashion so the service is faster than the average in Tunis.
Chez Gerry, despite its French name, has a menu rife with Italian classics. The restaurant has a range of Italian entrees from the casual pizzas and paninis to steaks and seafood. There is something for everyone at this restaurant so it has become a favourite among tourists and expatriates who want a change of pace from the French and Tunisian restaurants in Tunis.
La Falaise is a popular and scenic seafood restaurant in Tunis. Considered one of the best locations in the city, this restaurant sits on a cliff overlooking the Mediterranean Sea. The seafood here is super fresh.
Where to stay
For an affordable hotel, the Hotel Acropole is a popular choice just outside the city of Tunis. This comfortable hotel has a large number of rooms and quick access to the local Lake of Tunis, a sizable and peaceful body of water. The Hotel Acropole has a mixed reputation online but is working on addressing these issues.
Well regarded, the Yadish Ibn Khaldoun is a clean and tidy hotel. Just a short drive from both the downtown area and the airport, this hotel is staffed with professional employees and responsible management. Many of the staff only speak Arabic and French but the owners speak English which will help resolve issues quickly.
If you would like to book a stay with a hotel that sounds familiar, there is the Best Western Hotel La Maison-Blanche. This western style hotel has touches of local style but is largely what you’d expect from a chain hotel. Unlike many hotels, there is a bar and nightclub within its doors so there is nightlife that will be hard to find elsewhere.
The boutique Laico Tunis Hotel is a modern accommodation is a city full of traditional hotels. The hotel was remodelled in spring of 2011 so many details and facilities within the hotel are updated. There are a large number of rooms so it will have added vacancies come the busy tourist season.
June events in Tunis
10th June 2015 to 12th June 2015
Texmed Tunisia is a dazzling presentation of textile and fabrics. There will be industrial machines for use in garment-making, for spinning, weaving, knitting, dyeing and finishing, including those that make nonwovens. There are software applications as well, and chemicals for dyeing. Targeted audience is the textile industry and the general public. The event will be held at the Parc des expositions du Kram.
Tunis Medina Festival
18th June 2015 to 16th July 2015
The Medina Festival's 33rd edition intends to celebrate the ethnic heritage of Tunisia, showcasing different genres of music and dancing that highlight the spirituality of the month. Arabic and Western entertainment is found in the main venue - the Tunis Municipal Theatre - that features classical Arab music, French movies and pop culture songs. Koran-reading and story-telling give the occular feast a spiritual theme. However, the Medina, the old city, dresses up for the occasion to revive its presence among the people. It was said that the Medina is the home of the festival, and the shrines are for praying. Visiting festival-goers will also find entertainment within the walls - open-air bands, a juggling act in a medieval setting, and a maze of streets leading to endless shops can be found.