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Monastir Holidays

Monastir Holiday Guides

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CurrencyTND: Tunisian Dinar LanguageArabic Flight DurationAround 3 hours (from the UK) Time ZoneGMT +1 hour

Nestled on the east coast of Tunisia, the Monastir region is one of its most popular tourist spots, within easy reach of Skanes and Sousse. The city of Monastir has morphed into a major destination – a far-cry from the fishing village it once was. With enough daytrips to keep you busy, and plenty to be getting on with in the resort, it’s a perfect place to see several sides of Tunisia.

Monastir Holiday Guides

Monastir Holiday Guides

Bahia Beach
Diar Lemdina
Hammamet Garden Resort & Spa
Iberostar Saphir Palace
Yasmine Beach Hotel

Great Places to Visit

Carthage and Tunis are both within Monastir’s grasp, but there are plenty of things to do on your doorstep, too.

Wander through the Medina

Despite renovations and restorations, some of the old walls and gates that encompass Monastir’s traditional medina are still intact, and it’s a great place to explore if you fancy sampling some authentic Tunisian cuisine before bartering for local goods to take back home as holiday mementos

Capture the Beauty of the Ribat

You may recognise it as the backdrop for some of Monty Python’s Life of Brian, but even without this honour, it’s well worth a visit. Once used to spot hostile ships, it’s now a major tourist attraction that is very well preserved. The Great Mosque is next door too, and the Mausoleum of Habib Bourguiba is only 10mins walk away.

Sample Fresh Seafood in the Marina

The fresh catch of the day is seafood, at its best. In Monastir’s marina you can order fishy delights,freshly prepared to order. The restaurants scattered around this bustling hub are top quality, and perfect for a romantic treat. Seafood isn’t the only thing on the menu either, if you fancy something different instead.

Stretch Out on the Sands

One thing that Monastir does incredibly well is beaches. If your holiday plans involve relaxing on golden sands, the beaches here would be perfect for you. Most of them have excellent facilities including cafes and restaurants, as well as plenty of watersports if you want dive into adventure withsome adrenaline-hit thrills.

Getting Around

Its proximity to the airport means that transfer times to the Monastir region are short. Local taxis are inexpensive - and a convenient way of getting around once you’re there, if you’d prefer to take the weight off your feet. There is also a tourist train that runs between Monastir and nearby Skanes, as well as metro services connecting the resort to the airport.

By Bus

There are plenty of buses in the Monastir area, which can get you around the local area, as well as toresorts such as Sousse and Skanes. Travel is inexpensive, and a great way to appreciate local life.

By Car

Driving in Monastir is a perfectly feasible way of getting around, and hiring your own car offers you the independence and flexibility of exploring at your own pace. Driving is on the right hand side.

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Passports and Visas

British Citizens don’t require a visa for a holiday in Tunisia, and passports should be valid for the duration of your stay. Further checks may occur if you weren’t born in the UK. For more information and advice, visit www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/tunisia/entry-requirements or the Foreign Office at www.fco.gov.uk/en/

Health and Safety

There is no provision for free medical care in Tunisia and treatment costs have to be paid for up front. Make sure you’re insured and also have access to funds if needed. Note that the EHIC is not valid. For more info, see www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/tunisia/health

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