Travelling to Tunisia from the majority of countries within Europe makes it very reachable for most potential visitors in under 3 hours. From London it is 2hours 30mins.
The average temperature for Tunis in January, the coldest month, is 11˚C rising to 34˚C in the hottest months of July and August. Rainfall runs from 36 mm average (1-3/8”inches) in January to just 5mm (1/4” inch) in July. Although October has one more millimetre over the January total on average making it the wettest month overall.
Sunshine averages over 11 hours in July and even in January it’s just under 5 hours per day!
Tune Into Tunisia For Beaches
There are around 700 miles of coast in Tunisia. With most popular beaches around Tunis Bay running south down the Mediterranean coast to Mahidia, Monastir and Sousse.
Busiest beaches are to be found around Sousse although there is more peace and quiet even further south around Djerba.
Other lesser known ones are to be found at Korbous Cap, Serrat and Sidi Jemour.
Tune Into Tunisia For Families
4. Family Focus
Tourism spokesman has said that around 65% of visitors are from the family visitor sector. Hotels support this with their menus, family rooms, kids clubs and supervised swimming pools.
A country that can provide nearly all its food for the tourism sector straight from its own soil or the waters surrounding it. Vegetables, fruit, fish and seafood all grown and caught just off the coast.
Food miles are low and the freshest of food will be on your plate no matter where you dine within the country.
Bustling markets are full of colourful fresh produce. Do go and see for yourself.
The country has started to produce organic olive oil. Its the forth largest producer in the world.
Tunisia is proud to say that it loves its tourists. Genuine smiles is what one of their tourism bosses has talked about. A welcome smile from their heart.
Certainly there is no shortage of hotels or guest houses around the country. 5 star hotels with spas and sports facilities plus many with numerous restaurants for fine dining.
And coming soon will be a series of rural Gite style properties. The plan is to be able to offer tourists stays in the countryside. Where guests can get closer to the people and even learn about the farming, plus other aspects of rural life of Tunisia. This is also part of their sustainability programme too.
Tune Into Tunisia For History
Tunisia has thousands of years of history within its borders. It has been home to the Phoenicians, Carthaginians, the Romans and the Vandals.
It was under French rule for many years and its first independent modern ruler Habib Bourguiba came to power in 1956 and who died in 2000 is now buried in a mausoleum in Monastir.
9. Equality For The Women of Tunisia
President Bourguiba was the first Arab country ruler to introduce such an equal rights law in 1956. Equality for the sexes in this region of North Africa was before this unknown.
Many women now are directors or hold key positions in society and in politics.
Certainly the women have education rights, the banning of polygamy and access to divorce for them which is now carried through the courts rather than through religious processes.
Tune Into Tunisia For The Sights Of The Sites
10. Seeing The Sites
With its long and chequered history there are of course many buildings and archeological sites that help tell that story. These are to found throughout the country. Leading the way are probably the ruins of Carthage at Tunis.
Then the magnificent colloseum at El Jem. Which is almost a mirror image of the most famous one in Rome? However, this one has a fraction of the visitors and its overall condition and access are very good too.
Rome would cost around £18. In Tunisia it’s around £4! Sporting stars once filmed a famous football advert for Nike there.
Forts abound and the Ribat in Monastir is a good example and is a must do visit. It was also one of the film locations of the movie The Life of Brian.
Film wise some of Star Wars was shot at Tatooine. Heading back to Tunis the painted village of Sidi Bou Said is not to be missed either.
With its delightful bedecked blue and white houses, its charming cliff side location makes it highly photogenic and instagrammable too.