Lying on the north-eastern coastline of the country of Tunisia is the Gulf of Hammamet. It lies approximately 119 kilometres to the south of the country’s capital city, Tunis. The Gulf of Hammamet is a popular area for visitors with a myriad of activities on offer to suit any type of holiday. Whether you are looking for rest and relaxation or a holiday full of adventure, a Gulf of Hammamet rental apartment is the perfect base.
An action-packed Gulf of Hammamet holiday awaits you once you step off of the plane. There are so many activities available in the area that you will find it hard to fit them all in during your short stay. If you love the beach, then there are lots of great beaches to choose from. Many of the beaches offer water activities including snorkelling, diving, fishing, sailing, jet skiing and windsurfing. Other activities available in the Gulf of Hammamet area include horse riding, golf, hiking, volleyball, tennis and cycling.
The small coastal town of Hammamet lies in the Gulf of Hammamet steeped in history and tradition. There are many sights to see in the town and it has long been one of the most popular destinations for visitors to Tunisia. The first port of call on your trip to the town has to be the Centre Culturel International Dar Sebastian. This is a former villa of the 1920s Romanian millionaire Georges Sebastian who rubbed shoulders with many famous people including Winston Churchill. The centre and villa is a haven for artists and still attracts them to the Festival International d’Hammamet. Also worth a look is The Great Mosque which was built in the 15th century and restored in 1972.
Just outside of the town of Hammamet are the ruins of the ancient city of Pupput. Mention of this town goes back as far as 168 A.D. and it is thought that it was a satellite town of nearby Neapolis. The site has been painstakingly excavated and there are some wonderfully intact mosaics to be seen here. Visitors can also enjoy the virtually unblemished columns of the House of Figured Peristyle, remains of residential quarters and a couple of bathhouses.
The Gulf of Hammamet is blessed with a moderate Mediterranean climate which means hot summers and mild winters for visitors. The hottest time of the year to visit is in the months of July, August and September when daytime temperatures can reach an impressive 32°C. If this is too hot for you, then the months of October through to January offer daytime temperatures ranging from 16°C to 24°C. There is an average rainfall of 32 inches and the wettest months of the year in the Gulf of Hammamet are December and January. The driest months of the year are when it is very hot, namely the months of July, August and September.
Visitors on a Gulf of Hammamet holiday can fly into either Tunis-Carthage International Airport (TUN) or Monastir-Habib Bourguiba International Airport (MIR). Airlines that offer cheap, regular flights to either of these airports include British Airways, Jet2.com, Thomas Cook Airlines and Thomson Airways. Travellers can depart from a range of UK airports including London Gatwick (LGW), Leeds (LBA), Manchester (MAN), Cardiff (CWL), Glasgow (GLA) and East Midlands (EMA).