Holidaymakers looking for an exotic location with a wonderful coastline and plenty of activities may like to travel to the Tunisian Coast. There are some delightful resorts along the Mediterranean Sea with many things for tourists to do. Here visitors will find numerous different places to stay including self catering accommodation, villas, apartments and studios.
The Tunisian coast has wide stretches of beaches, some of which are open to the public and offer a good place to relax and sunbathe. Various watersports can be tried here during most of the year 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 waterparks with wavepools and waterslides.
Hiking, cycling and horse riding are popular activities in Tunisia during the cooler times of the day. Golf fans will be pleased to find numerous 18-hole courses in Tunisia near the coast including at Monastir, Tunis and Port El Kantaoui. Holidaymakers can also play tennis in several resorts here or try mountain biking and go-karting.
A large selection of shops, bars, restaurants and ice cream parlours are located along the coast. 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 from the markets and shops.
Tunisia has many fascinating places to visit including the capital Tunis, which lies in the north of the country. Here visitors can see many religious buildings including the Zitouna Mosque and the Cathedral of St. Vincent de Paul. There are also several museums in the city such as the Bardo National Museum. The ancient city of Carthage is a popular tourist attraction and of great historic importance. Sousse is another interesting place to visit and has a medina with the best souks in the country, an 8th-century fortress as well as an archaeological museum and the Museum Dar es-Sid. The city of Monastir has a well-preserved ribat and a picturesque medina that are well worth visiting.
The hottest time of the year along the Tunisian coast 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.
Visitors can fly to Tunis—Carthage International Airport (TUN) on the north coast. Tunisair operate flights here from various 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). Alternatively Monastir – Habib Bourguiba International Airport (MIR) serves the city of Monastir in the east coast of Tunisia. Flights land here from Amsterdam (AMS), Berlin-Schonefeld (SXF), Brussels (BRU), London-Gatwick (LGW), Moscow-Domodedovo (DME), Paris-Charles de Gaulle (CDG), Rome-Fiumicino (FCO) and Zurich (ZRH) amongst others. There are car rental services available at both airports.