Geography and Climate

Tunisia is located in north-eastern Africa, bordering Algeria and Libya. The landscape of Tunisia is a variety of forms: in the west - the Atlas Mountains, in the south - the Sahara desert. The coast of the Mediterranean Sea in the north-east and the central is a plain area. The country is mountainous and thickly covered with greenery in the north, to the south of its terrain becomes flat. Jebel Shaambi - the highest point of Tunisia - reaches 1,544 meters above sea level, and two-thirds of the country is a plains. The length of the sea coast - 1,300 km.
The climate of Tunisia - very favorable for a beach holiday. In summer the temperature reaches +33 .. +37 °C and transferred fairly easily because of dry air. The average January temperature is in the south of +21 °C. The swimming season lasts from June to November. Mediterranean warms up well over the summer, and even in the autumn months the temperature of water does not fall below +20 °C.


Tunisia - one of the oldest countries in the world, which is known from the time of the Phoenicians, ancient Egypt and the Roman Empire!
The most interesting is what awaits you in this oasis of untouched nature - the city of Carthage, founded way back in 814 BC, destroyed and re-built.
This well-preserved remains of Roman buildings: the Capitol, the amphitheater for 50 thousand spectators, Antoninus terms , Byzantine churches.
Tunis is the capital and main port of the country. Visit the medieval medina, the Great Mosque, and the vast covered bazaar and a Hasanid mausoleum, Dar al Bay and Dar Ben Abdallah palaces decorated with multi-colored marble and painting, Bardo Museum, the village of Sidi Bou Said, the ruins of Arc, Atebana mausoleum, the ruins of Utica Sbeitla, Coliseum of El Jem, Kairouan mosque.
You should also visit cities such as Nabeul, Bizerte, Tabarka - previously they were seaports. Here there are preserved Moorish houses, fortresses and other monuments. It is also the center of local handicrafts and fine places for diving and surfing.
Resort of Port El Kantaoui - an artificial harbor, which is located on the banks of bungalows, apartments, restaurants, shops and a fitness center. The buildings are built in the Moorish style, and the entire building given the kind of Arab medina. Here you can take a boat ride, scuba dive or play golf.


The country is a heavenly and a fabulous place. Tunisian nature is surprisingly diversed. In the north of the Atlas Mountains foothills covered with pine forests, suited to the sea. In the coastal waters of Tabarka there is a largest coral reef in the Mediterranean Sea. Here is the freedom for diving. Excellent conditions at the resorts can develop in Tunisia sailing, surfing, windsurfing and scuba diving. Sousse, Monastir, Hammamet, Djerba island give the opportunity to get pleasure from studies shipwrecks and communicate with marine life.
If you are fond of sea fishing, then you should go in Monastir, where a special boat can get to the fishing grounds.
Undoubtedly, the main attraction of Tunisia - the great Sahara desert. Get excursions to oases of the Sahara and remembered for a lifetime.
You can also enjoy hiking and natural luxury of the country, having made a little trip near Ain Drahama Kroumir mountains.
Mirages lakes, serpentines of mountain roads and Shebika Tamerza, underground troglodyte village and much more await you in Tunisia.

Food and drinks

Unlike traditional Arabic cuisine, replete with hot spices, the Tunisian one is closer to more European. Local chefs use in it natural food, not the milled product.
The most popular is the couscous, pilaf-type dish based on millet with lamb, chicken, fish, squid, or with dates and raisins.
Fish and seafood are treated with greater reverence by Tunisians, rather than the meat, and they are usually more expensive. There is huge amount varieties of fresh fish, perfectly cooked with tomatoes and peppers, and seasoned with subtle spices.
A distinctive feature of the local cuisine - a variety of dishes of tuna, it is added to almost everything - from salads to baked goods.
The traditional drink of the country - a strong green tea with mint, brewed with pine nuts or almonds.
Enjoys great popularity as coffee, especially with cardamom. Tunisians love sweets. The abundance of different kinds of sweets in numerous confectionery is very dazzled. Here and pies, and cakes, and candied nuts, candied fruits, halwa and more.
In Tunisia, is a huge number of restaurants and cafes. Cost of an average dinner - from 15 Tunisian dinars.

Beaches, Entertainment and Wellness

In Tunisia, almost all hotels have their own private beaches. So there is nothing to prevent you to enjoy quality and wholesome recreational activities without any accidents and troubles.
Tunisia offers unlimited opportunities for fun! The largest water park in the country is located in Hammamet. It is divided into 3 sets: two for adults and one for children. Here you will ride on the artificial rivers, take a picture with numerous and very beautiful sculptures.
Tunisian Disneyland - is a theme amusement park in the Yasmine Hammamet. Thanks to its design it is very similar to the town of Princess Dido - ancient Carthage.
On the territory there are 18 rides, a lot of lovely restaurants and cafes. At 25 kilometers from Sousse is a leisure complex Hergla Park. It combines a go-kart race track and amusement park. Venues for karts are provided separately for children, adolescents and adults.
Having nightlife in Tunisia you will be pleasantly surprised enchanting laser shows, discos, parties, clubs.
Those wishing to relax and regain vitality should use thermal thalassotherapy centers in the resorts of Sousse, Hammamet, Mahdia, Gammarth o.Dzherba.
It offers a variety of treatments, sea and mud baths. European customers with guaranteed quality of service. Thalassotherapy involves the use of procedures for the care of the body of sea water, heated to 33 C, algae, mud, combined with a maritime climate.
Tunisia especially proud that his visit talassotsentry members of the royal family of Great Britain, Princess of Monaco, and leading Western politicians and businessmen.

People and religion

Tunisia's population of 9.6 million people. Official language - Arabic. The second official language - French, and in some areas it is used more often Arabic. The state religion - Islam. For foreigners allowed short sleeve - but not naked shoulders.

Shopping, currency and customs

Tunisia - a paradise for shoppers! You are waiting for the bazaars and souvenir shops. Aromatic oils, perfumes, spices, water pipes and oriental ornaments - wonderful gifts for you and your family.
Traditional Tunisian souvenir - sand rose, ceramics, Berber silver jewelry, coinage, hookah (shisha), local wine, olive oil, oriental sweets, dates. Kairouan carpets are famous all over the East, they are made by hand from silk, cashmere and wool.
Shops are generally open from 9:00 am to 21:00-23:00 with a break for lunch from 12:00 to 14:00.
The national currency of the country - Dinar.
In Tunisia, only local money is acceptable. Foreign currency is prohibited for shopping inside the country. Exchange points is at airports, hotels and banks.


There are shuttle vans in the central part of the resorts along the coast. Price usually low. You can also take a taxi (yellow) to move within your city, or a big taxi - to travel to another city (payment in them should be agreed in advance).
The most affordable rental car will cost 80 dinars a day. The driver must be at least 21 years, and a driver's license should be issued not less than a year ago. You can rent a car and the hotel. In Tunisia, there are European rules of the road.
Metro is a modern streetcar. Trains run on the specified routes: from the city center in Den-Den, Ariana in the north and in the Ben Arous south. Subway stations are combined with some railway stations as well as bus stations.
If you want to see a northern suburb of Tunis, you can take a train, commonly called TMS (Tunisia - La Goulette - La Marsa). It takes 35 minutes to go in Carthage and Sidi Bou Said.