Anyone looking for a city break in a hot country near the Mediterranean Coast may like to travel to Tunis. There are some great places to visit in the Tunisian capital with many things for tourists to do. Here visitors will find numerous different places to stay including self catering accommodation, villas and apartments.
Some nice beaches on the Tunisian coast are within easy reach, some of which are open to the public and offer a good place to relax and sunbathe. Holidaymakers can try various watersports nearby such as fishing, paragliding, wind surfing and jet skiing. For visitors not tempted by the sea there are various locations with swimming pools as well as a theme park.
Hiking, cycling and horse riding are popular activities in Tunisia especially during the cooler times of the day. Golf fans will find the 18-hole Golf de Carthage course near Tunis and there are several tennis courts in and around the city. Holidaymakers can relax at one of the spas here where treatments and massages are available along with Jacuzzis and saunas.
A large selection of cafes and restaurants are located in the city of Tunis. The restaurants serve a lot of local dishes, fresh fish and seafood as well as dishes with French and Italian influences. Visitors can purchase various gifts and souvenirs as well as food and drink from the souks and small stores.
Tunis has many fascinating places to visit including many religious buildings such as the Cathedral of St. Vincent de Paul. Tunis’ oldest mosque is Zitouna Mosque, which was built in the 8th century. The medina of Tunis is a World Heritage Site and has many palaces, mosques, mausoleums and fountains. There are also several museums in the city such as the Bardo National Museum and the National Military Museum. Holidaymakers will also be able to see some large parks such as Belvedere Park, which is home to Tunis Zoo and the Museum of Modern Art. The nearby ancient city of Carthage is another popular tourist attraction and of great historic importance.
The hottest time of the year in Tunis is July and August when the average temperature is 28 degrees centigrade. However, temperatures can often comfortably exceed 30 degrees at this time of the year. The rainfall between June and August is minimal with the wettest months being October and November at an average of 25mm per month. January and December are the coolest months with the average temperature being 9 degrees centigrade.
Tunis-Carthage International Airport (TUN) has flights arriving from various international airports including Amsterdam (AMS), Athens (ATH), Berlin-Schönefeld (SXF), Brussels (BRU), Geneva (GVA), Istanbul-Atatürk (IST), Lisbon (LIS), London-Heathrow (LHW), Madrid (MAD), Paris-Orly (ORY), Rome-Fiumicino (FCO), Vienna (VIE) and Zurich (ZRH). There are car rental services available at the airport.