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From the souks of Tunis and the ancient ruins of Carthage to the beaches of Hammamet and the cave dwellings of the Sahara, Tunisia is a land of vibrant contrast.  It has been invaded by the Phoenicians, Romans, Vandals, Byzantines, Turks, Spanish and French who have all left their mark on the land creating a rich and diverse cultural heritage.  The most famous heritage of these ancient invasions is the city of Carthage, founded by the Phoenicians, under whom it soon became the most powerful city in the Mediterranean.  It was conquered and rebuilt by the Romans and it is their handiwork that is still in evidence today. 

EljemRoman remains still litter the entire country, from the enormous auditorium in El Jem to the beautiful mosaics at the Bardo museum in Tunis.  But there is so much more to Tunisia than Roman relics.  The souks with their spicy aromas mingling with displays of silver jewellery, leather goods, perfumes and brightly coloured carpets and silks, transport the mind back to an exotic bygone era, and the coastal resorts with their palm trees, clear azure seas and fine white beaches are a great place for relaxing.

SoukThe large sprawling capital, has managed to maintain a lot of its original charm and character while successfully combining an old town or medina with a modern city.  The medina remains one of the most beautiful and authentic in North Africa with a wealth of ancient palaces and, at its religious core, the grandiose Great Mosque built in 732 and open to non-Muslims.  The narrow labyrinthine streets of the souk lined with shops of artisans and merchants create a cacophony of sights, sounds and aromas that offer the shopping opportunities of a lifetime.  You can find practically anything here!

HammametSheltered by the Gulf of Hammamet are miles of fine sandy beaches, sparkling seas and modern hotels dedicated to the comfort and well being of their guests.  Hammamet is a way of life, its fishermen in brightly coloured boats, the medina surrounded by its ramparts and crowned by an ancient fort overlooking the sea, fashionable boutiques where traditional tunics and caftans rival local crafts for the passerby's attention.  Its water-sports, folklore and festivals.  It is whatever you want it to be .......

With 700 miles of sandy beaches, a dramatic and ancient past, conservation parks, botanical gardens, acres of golf courses, water parks, scuba diving, historic souk, the stress relieving thalassotherapy spas and the mysterious Sahara, discover a different Mediterranean!

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Situated within the subtropical zone of the Mediterranean, the Tunisian climate is a mixture of that of the Mediterranean and of Africa. In the south, regions have just two seasons – a long, hot summer followed by a brief season of rain – whilst the rest of the country has a spring and autumn (although these seasons are considerably shorter than those experienced in Europe). The average summer highs range from 23°C - 32°C with lows ranging from 13°C - 21°C. The highest rainfall is expected between December and January.

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Time Difference Local Currency Local Language Average Flying Time
GMT/UTC + 1 DST applies Tunisian Dinar Arabic 6 hours 30 mins