Blessed with some of the best beaches in the Mediterranean, its easy to view Tunisia as the ideal destination for those who worship the sun, and combined with luxury hotels, spas and fine golf courses, there is everything you need for a relaxing holiday.
If you look beyond the beaches you will find a country steeped in history with ancient cities left behind by the Phoenicians, Romans, Ottomans and the French, whose influence you will find around every corner.
Peppered along Tunisia’s 1,200km long coastline is a string of resorts. Places like Hammamet, which gazes out over pristine white sands and the deep blue of the Med. Jet-set Port El Kantaoui, and Mahdia, with its storybook old town. But that is only the half of it. You have got old medinas in Sousse, and more in the way of beaches in Skanes and Monastir. When it comes to days out, grab your self a slice of the past in Dougga, el Djem and Carthage, or lose yourself in a medina on the most magical shopping spree.
Peppers, tomatoes, garlic, chick peas, capers and anchovies suffused with turmeric, saffron, ginger and cumin are the basics of any Tunisian dishes. Chicken, Lamb, tuna, prawns and octopus, along with couscous, add some substance to hearty home cooked meals.
Language: Arabic, French is also spoken
Currency: Tunisian Dinar
Time Difference: GMT +1
Flights: Thursday & Friday 23 May - 20 September 2013