Tunis is the capital of Tunisian Republic and Tunisian Governorate.
This city is located at the Mediterranean gulf and is surrounded by hills and historic landmarks.
This small town
is rich in history and the remains of it can still be seen everywhere. In fact,
they hold one of the most famous celebrations in the region each year: the Carthage
Tunis is a highly Muslim-influenced community
despite the many European immigrants inhabiting the area which are mostly
Types of Tunis Holidays
Tunis has been an interesting city among ancient history buffs.
This area has many ancient buildings, museums, parks and mosques.
Bargain shopping in the heart of the city is a big draw for tourists of all ages.
The hot climate and the clear waters of Tunis are perfect for water sports for active tourists.
The Main Holiday Season in Tunis
The perfect time to visit Tunis is during the summer season from the months of June to September. During these periods, Tunis is at its hottest and driest.
Rainfall is negligible during the summer months with less than 10mm being seen each month on average.
The average number of sunshine hours per day in the summer is between 12 and 14.
These are the perfect months to sun-bathe, swim and walk around the city.
Spring and autumn
see cooler temperatures with the possibility of wet spells, but there will be
fewer crowds and the warm weather is preferable to tourists who don’t enjoy the
sweltering heat of summer.
Popular Activities/Excursions in Tunis
Tunis’ rich Roman and Arab history is one of its main attractions.
The Medina of the city has been a UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) World Heritage Site since 1979 and contains around 700 historical monuments, mosques and fountains dating from ancient history. Mausoleums cradle major collections of Roman and Greek empire antiques and Madras dating back to before the18th century.
The ruins of Carthage are another well-known site that are a must visit for any tourist.
Belvedere Park which is considered to be the oldest park built during the French regime is quite outstanding and oozes with a French landscape ambiance.
Sidi Bou Said is one of
the many outlying villages one can visit to get a feel for how Tunisians really
Beaches in Tunis
The beaches in Tunis can be considered some of the most memorable ones on the Mediterranean coast.
Tunis’ beaches all offer miles golden sand. Many are fringed with palm trees, have rocky caverns and offer water sports and beach activity facilities.
Another unique beach in the area is on the island of Djerba. It is has been said to be the Polynesia of the Mediterranean.
Sailing is of the
big to-dos when visiting Djerba. It also has a number of isolated sandy beaches
that can be explored and enjoyed such as Raf Raf and Sidi el-Mekka which can be
found on the northern shoreline.
Nightlife in Tunis
Tunis has an exciting and varied nightlife scene.
Amongst the friendliest bars/lounges to visit is the El Hana International.
Downstairs is a café-style bar that offers relaxed entertainment in the form of live music, while the rooftop bars are more active and lively.
Le Boeuf sur le Toit Bar is the place to go if you want to dance all night.
For a classical night, Dar Ennejma Ezzahra is highly recommended.
Hotel accommodations in Tunisia are easy to find and are fairly cheap.
The variety of choices ranges from high quality hotels to studio apartments to resorts.
One of the most popular hotels is Tunisia Palace, located in the heart of the city itself. It’s just a few minutes away from the airport, chapel, bar and mosque and even just a few steps away from the Medina.
Another popular holiday resort is the Sheraton Tunis Hotel and Towers, conveniently located in the business and diplomatic centre of Tunis. The available choices of restaurants in the hotel are one of its main selling points. Options vary from Italian cuisine, Mediterranean and international dishes and the traditional Tunisian specialties. This hotel is more modernized and well-equipped. Room price starts from £90 to £118 per night.
Salammbo also provides a simple and affordable place to stay. The place is
just an avenue away from the main city and 5 minutes to Medina. It is safe, quiet and perfect for vacationers
on budget. The room charges are from £90 to £118 per night.
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