Fly To Tunis, Tunisia
Tunis, the capital of Tunisia, is the gateway to a wonderful country, but also to a city that features a magnificent atmosphere. The ancient Medina mingles with La Ville Nouvelle and together they form a diverse city with unique cultural gems. If you love history, diversity and a cool Mediterranean breeze, book a cheap flight with Travelstart and get to Tunis!
Tunis–Carthage International Airport
Flights to Tunis are handled by the Tunis-Carthage International Airport (TUN), the main airport in the country with more than a million passengers annually. The airport is named after the historic city of Carthage, which is located very close to it and is a favorite tourist site. Nearly 20 airlines use the Tunis Airport for operating flights to international and domestic destinations.
The Main Attractions
Tunis is a diverse city with traditional cafés that serve mint tea. The Clock Tower, the Cathedral of St Vincent de Paul, La Place de la Victoire and the Port de France (the entrance of Medina), all make up for a wonderful day tour. But, there is a lot more to do in this wonderful city.
Carthage is Tunis’s most essential cultural site that features all the different civilizations that succeeded one another. Founded on the 9th century B.C., Carthage has gradually developed into a huge trading center where much of the Mediterranean trade was taking place. Phoenician, Punic, Roman, Paleochristian and Arab cultures are omnipresent in the historic metropolis of Tunis and its magnificent Roman ruins.
The Bardo Museum is one of Tunis’ main attractions. Hosting a wide collection of impressive Roman mosaics, which cannot be admired not even in Italy, Bardo is home to huge statues, magnificent mosaics, and unique remains that come to the museum form all over Tunisia - Carthage, Oudhna, Dougga, and El-Jem. El-Jem is home to the Roman Colloseum. Other exhibits to admire in Bardo are Punic and early Christian findings.
The Mosque of Sidi Mahrez is one of the most important mosques in Tunis. Widely viewed as one of the city's finest Ottoman buildings, the Mosque features an egg-shaped cluster of white domes, yet without the minaret, which was never added due to serious political turmoil in the 17th century. Also known as Mohamed Bey el Mouradi Mosque, Sidi Mahrez was built in 1692 in Medina and named after the patron-saint of Tunis, who liberated the city from Abu Yazd in AD 944. Sidi Mahrez’s mausoleum is located in the Zaouia of Sidi Mahrez, right opposite to the entrance. Make sure to visit the surrounding local Souqs to get an idea of the local atmosphere and buy really good and affordable pottery.
Hotels and Accommodation
Tunis offers luxury hotels like The Carlton, The Residence or The Golden Tulip el Mechtel, but there are also budget hotels, hostels, and wonderful apartments to book for any taste. Just make sure to avoid some “dangerous” streets of Medina at night.
Tunis Airport offers excellent car rental services from leading companies. Avis, Hertz, Budget, and others offer a great variety of vehicles at the best price guarantee. You can change or cancel your reservation online for free.
Best Time to Visit
Tunisia has a pretty diverse climate with coastal, mountain and desert variations. Along its Mediterranean coastline, where Tunis is located summers are hot and winters are humid, while during autumn and fall there is a high possibility of rain. The best time to visit Tunis is between March to May. For the lovers of the desert, November is the best month because the temperatures are not high and some of the best music festivals take place in the desert.