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formally, the Republic of Tunisia) is a country in North Africa. Tunis
is its capital. Its Northern and Eastern parts face the Mediterranean
Sea, and it has borders with Algeria to the West and the South. It also
has borders with Libya to the South. A big part of it is in the Sahara
Desert. As of 2004, there were 9,974,722 people living in Tunisia.
Its official language is Arabic, but French and English are spoken by many
people too. Tamazigt, formerly called Berber, is another language spoken
by the old Saharan people. Phoenicians settled the city of Carthage
in what is now Tunisia, and this became a rich and great country. They
fought against Rome and lost. The Romans destroyed the city of Carthage
once and for all. As part of the Roman Empire, this area was called the
province of Africa. They rebuilt Carthage as its capital. Later, Arabs
conquered this area, and since then people have spoken Arabic. Tunisia
became independent from France on March 20, 1956. Films like Star
Wars and Life of Brian were made there.
and Sunbathing - Turn On to a Tunisian Holiday
country combines Mediterranean beach resorts with desert adventure, bustling
cities and magnificent historical sites. Here are 10 great
reasons to visit Tunisia to help start your holiday planning and further
research , showing the best that this part of North Africa has to
offer, from sunbathing by the sea to shopping in the souk.
Miles of golden sand take in popular resorts such as Hammamet and Monastir,
upmarket spots such as Port El Kantaoui and the islands of Djerba and Kerkennah.
The Sahara beckons. Join a four-wheel-drive safari to explore the
lunar-like landscape of Matmata, where Star Wars was filmed, or watch the
sun set over the oasis towns of Tozeur and Douz.
Tunisia's attractions stretch far beyond the modern holiday resorts.
The country boasts stunning ancient sites dating back thousands of years.
Must-sees include Carthage and the magnificent Roman amphitheatre at El
Relax at one of Tunisia's famous thalassotherapy spas, which offer a range
of treatments using hot seawater. There are spas at many major hotels.
Away from hotels, dining options range from gourmet restaurants in Tunis
to stylish pavement cafes in resorts such as Port El Kantaoui. Popular
local dishes include brik, a lightly cooked egg wrapped in filo pastry.
Enjoy some good-natured bartering in the souks of Tunis, Sousse and other
large towns. Top buys include leather goods, carpets and pottery.
Tunisia's not all sand. There's a good choice of green fairways too.
Top spots for teeing off include Hammamet, Monastir/Skanes and Tabarka.
Join an escorted tour or hire a car to explore little-known gems such as
Kairouan, with a magnificent mosque and an ancient medina, and the impressive
Roman remains of Dougga and Bulla Regia.
Tunis combines a vibrant medina of narrow lanes and bustling souks with
a more European-style new town of tree-lined avenues and elegant buildings.
Don't miss the Bardo Museum, which boasts a renowned collection of Roman
Experience authentic Sahara traditions such as camel racing, magic shows
and nomadic dancing during the International Douz Festival every December.
The town also hosts a lively weekly market where Berbers barter for camels.
- a holiday in Tunisia offers a country of Bedouin villages and vast desert
landscapes, all within easy reach of popular holiday resorts, with plenty
of cheap flights to Tunisia from all over Europe. It's also a place
that, no matter how many times you visit, throws up lots of surprises -
from one of the most impressive Roman amphitheatres to be found anywhere
to fine dining under the stars.
St. Pierre, in collaboration with travel correspondent Penny Church,, writes
for the map-based holiday destination and flight finder Travelwhere. On
the Travelwhere website at http://www.travelwhere.co.uk, you can find cheap
flights to Tunisia along with a wealth of additional information -
including the package holiday brochures of specialist tour operators to
VACATION & HOLIDAY RENTALS IN TUNISIA, AFRICA
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||Apartment near Port Kantaoui,
Sousse (Ref: 38994)
catering apartment in Hammam Sousse, Tunisia
The apartment is situiated
in a quite residential area just 2 minutes walk from the main road which
leads into Sousse town Centre or Port el Kantaoui. The people are very
welcoming and friendly. You can ride on the Noddy train in either direction
or on a Tuc Tuc. Horse drawn carriges are also available. If you enjoy
walking it will take approximately 30 minutes either way. There are supermarkets,
cake shops, cafes and restaurants close by. A large meal can cost as little
as £2.00 when eating out. There are plenty of car hire facilities
available,however, it is not essential to hire a car as there are plenty
of yellow taxi's available costing as little as 75p into either area. There
are trips that can be taken by booking at the tourist information centre.
let apartment in Sousse, near beach (Ref: 47935)
catering apartment in Hammam Sousse, Tunisia
Sousse, the most touristic
and the nicest one in Tunisia, Sunny, lovely, full of life. Apartment is
welll situated between Sousse town and Marina Kantaoui (3 km away), 1 km
from beach and hotels, on the main road of Hammam Sousse, in Errahba, transport
is really very easy and not expensive. Apartment is on the 4th floor, with
really a very nice view on Sousse region, it have a great balcony where
sure you can enjoy staying in the morning or in the night, you can see
hotels and sea from, sea life start in the morning and enjoy a sun bath
there. You dont need really a car when you book my apartment to visit Sousse
or even to visit other places in Tunisia, Transport facilitie is very easy
to get, cheap, and you can find it almost 24h a day, but if you have your
own car, you have car paking. Sleeps 4.
villa near the sea and a beautiful beach (Ref: 53358)
catering villa in Hammamet North, Tunisia
Beautiful villa in the touristic
area of North Hammamet, close to a beautiful sandy beach. The villa
is situated in villa zone, calm, nearly 100 m to a beautiful and sandy
beach. It is surrounded by a small garden planted with grass and some local
plants. The villa is divided in two separate floors communicating each
other. Each floor contains three bedrooms (including one with a queen bed),
dining and living room, kitchen, bathroom and a rest room. The private
capacity of each floor is 6 persons. The living room of the first floor
has three sofas where could sleep three extra persons and the living room
of the second floor has three sofas were could sleep two extra persons.
Each floor could be rent separately or all the villa could be rent together.
The shwon prices are for the ground floor... Sleeps 9.
Yasmine Hammamet with pool and jacuzzi (Ref: 69048)
catering villa in Hammamet, Tunisia
Perfectly located in the
heart of yasmine hammamet, this house will make your vacation stay wonderful.
close to all activities. Within 5 min walk from the wonderful beach of
Hammamet. late at night you can walk to a varity of restaurants or take
a 5 min cab to the center of Hammamet night life. This house have all the
needed equipments for a family stay including babies. Located in
the famous YASMINE HAMMAMET, which boasts a marina, a walled medina area
with covered markets, traditional style village and theme park, a casino,
thalassotherapy centres, a promenade with shops and cafes, gardens and
parks, and entertainment complexes. YASMINE and CYTRUS golf courses are
5 kilometres away. .. Sleeps 8.
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Mouradi El Menzah, Hammamet
Set in mature gardens by
the sea, the 4-storey Hotel Mouradi El Menzah has Arabic influences and
is 5 kilometres from the centre of the Tunisian city of Hammamet. Medina
Hammamet, the old walled town and market, is 5 kilometres from the hotel,
and Yasmine Golf Course is 6 kilometres away. The hotel has an outdoor
swimming pool with a sun terrace and poolside bar, an indoor pool, and
a children's pool. There are also tennis courts, a range of water sports
available on the private beach, and beauty treatments offered at the hair
salon. Fitness equipment and spa facilities include a sauna, a hammam (steam
bath) and massage treatments. Restaurant El Menzah serves Italian specialities
and international dishes buffet style.
Bel Air, Hammamet
The Hotel Bel Air Hammamet
is located in Hammamet, Tunisia, 500 metres from the beach and one kilometre
from the marina. Hammamet city centre is six kilometres from the hotel.
Hotel Features. A white, four-storey property of modern Mediterranean design,
the Hotel Bel Air Hammamet overlooks an outdoor swimming pool and furnished
sun terrace. Leisure facilities include a health spa with a steam room,
sauna, fitness suite, and indoor pool. Spa services include algae wraps,
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Carthage Thalasso Hotel, La Marsa
Right on the seafront, the
Barceló Carthage Thalasso hotel offers a complex of over four hectares
with a setting and décor that invites guests to relax just 20 minutes
from the centre of the Tunisian capital and the most important centres
of cultural interest. The hotel has been designed to help you divide your
time between work and pleasure, as its conference room, which can hold
up to 1,200 participants, and its 12 subcommittee rooms are complemented
by a thalassotherapy centre, salt water swimming pool, tennis courts and
gastronomic offer that includes 4 restaurants, 4 bars and a Moorish café.
El Mouradi Gammarth, La Marsa
Hotel Mouradi Gammarth is
located in Gammarth, Tunisia, 25 kilometres north-east of Tunis and next
to a golden sandy beach. The picturesque village and artist's haven of
Sidi Bou Said is six kilometres away. Tunis-Carthage International Airport
is 15 kilometres from the hotel. The hotel is a modern white building with
traditional arches and porticos. The air- conditioned lobby, where guests
can relax with a complimentary newspaper, has a 24-hour front desk with
multilingual staff, television and gift shop. Hotel Mouradi Gammarth has
two restaurants. Les Mimosas is a pizzeria, while Les Rosiers serves an
international and Tunisian buffet for breakfast (complimentary), lunch
and dinner. The Muguet lobby bar with olive-toned furniture serves a variety
Le Palace, La Marsa
The Abou Nawas La Palace
is a palatial white-fronted hotel with Mediterranean Sea views, only 100
metres from the beach and 12 kilometres from Carthage. Guests can cool
off in the large outdoor swimming pool overlooking the ocean, and sunbathe
on the poolside terrace. There is a fitness centre with indoor pool for
energetic guests, which also offers a hair salon, beauty treatments, spa
baths and sauna. Business guests can meet in a variety of conference rooms
and the hotel caters for corporate functions and weddings. Free valet parking
is available to those arriving by car. The hotel has several restaurants
serving international cuisine. Le Moulin is a French restaurant with a
formal atmosphere which is open for dinner daily. The Blue Marine restaurant
serves a variety of seafood dishes.
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Caribbean World Mahdia
Situated next to the beach,
this Moorish-style holiday complex is just 7 kilometres away from Mahdia.
The Club Caribbean World Mahdia offers air-conditioned rooms decorated
in light colours with patterned fabrics, wood furnishing and balconies.
This hotel also houses 4 restaurants that feature a variety of traditional
and international dishes. As a guest of the hotel, you will appreciate
the swimming pool for a relaxing moment in the sun as well as evening entertainment.
Mouradi Cap Mahdia
This Mahdia property is
located near Mahdia Beach. Another nearby point of interest is Grand Mosque.
At El Mouradi Cap Mahdia recreational amenities include tennis courts and
an indoor pool. The property also features a bar/lounge, a 24-hour front
desk, and billiards. All guestrooms include satellite television, phones,
and cable/satellite television.
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Beach Club, Midoun
The Fiesta Beach Club is
a deluxe, all inclusive resort located 15 miles from the Djerba-Midoun
Airport. The hotel is located directly on the beach on Djerba Island. This
resort is laid in the style of a small village, amidst palm tree on the
blue Mediterranean Sea. The nightly rate includes all meals and snacks,
as well as all local soft and alcoholic drinks. All of the accommodations
have a private terrace or balcony with a view of the sea. The resort's
facilities are substantial, with swimming pools, whirlpool, and a fitness
facility, as well as tennis, water sports and opportunities for boat excursions.
Guests will enjoy the different types of restaurants, bars and nightclubs
that are to found on the resort. The Fiesta Beach Club offers onsite dining,
recreation and entertainment.
Hasdrubal Thalassa & Spa, Midoun
The Hasdrubal Thalassa &
Spa Djerba was built in traditional style in 1990 with an adjacent private
beach, five kilometres from Midoun on the Tunisian island of Djerba. The
210 guestrooms over four floors have light decor, contemporary furnishings
with a Tunisian flavour and balconies. All are equipped with television,
direct-dial phones with free local calls and Internet connections. The
hotel offers guests a full-service health spa with facilities including
an indoor pool, thalassotherapy treatment, body treatments with whirlpools,
sauna, steam room and massage. Aerobics sessions and fitness equipment
are available and the hotel also has an outdoor pool plus a children's
pool in landscaped surroundings and two tennis courts.
Hotel & Spa, Midoun
The Isis Hotel & Spa
is a large, white hotel complex surrounding a large swimming pool and set
within its own palm-tree gardens, located 15 kilometres from the island's
capital. The hotel's restaurants vary from the plush pastel decor of the
gourmet Mediterranean L'Hippocampe restaurant to the buffet-style Neptune
Restaurant, which serves Tunisian and international dishes. The Bacchus
Bar and Phenicia Bar offer appetisers, cocktails and other drinks that
can be enjoyed on the terrace or in their own Moorish surroundings. Sidi
Bou Said is a Turkish cafe where guests can enjoy traditional mint teas,
Moorish coffee and hubble-bubble pipes.
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Les Berges Du Lac, Tunis
Hotel Les Berges du Lac
Concorde is located seven kilometres north-east of Tunis, Tunisia, on the
shore of Lake Tunis and eight kilometres from the historic town of Carthage.
Tunis-Carthage International Airport is four kilometres from the hotel.
The hotel is a modern cream building with iron balconies and white-washed
pillars. Hotel Les Berges du Lac Concorde has two restaurants, both facing
the stunning Lake Tunis. Le Paris Restaurant serves exclusively French
dishes while La Brasserie offers a Mediterranean, French and Tunisian buffet.
The wooden-framed Bar Piccadilly, situated in the lobby, offers a range
of cocktails and bar snacks.
Tulip El Mechtel, Tunis
The El Mechtel is an imposing
modern hotel with business centre, situated in the Belvedere Gardens area
of Tunis town centre, just three kilometres from the historic Medina district.
The 361 guestrooms all come with balconies and are decorated in natural
tones of cream and green with light wood furnishings. After breakfast,
guests can enjoy a dip in the open air swimming pool. Guests can also indulge
in a visit to the hair salon and beauty parlour, or browse for gifts in
the onsite shopping arcade. Dining options include the panoramic ninth
floor restaurant. Offering views over the city, which serves a selection
of al a carte dishes or the intimate candlelit restaurant with live guitar
Located on the city's main
avenue, in a historic building renovated to modern standards, the hotel
Tunisia Palace welcomes you in a sophisticated atmosphere. The hotel has
47 comfortable rooms, from single room to Presidential suite, all decorated
with refinement. All rooms have a bathroom with bathtub and toilet, air
conditioning, safe, heating, satellite television, cable or Wifi Internet
access, telephone with direct international dialing, mini bar and hairdryer.
The hotel features “Le Dôme” restaurant , “Le 1900” cosy bar, and
"Le Bellevue" snack bar. It is also equipped with a fitness center offering
a massage cabin, a cabin with hydromassage bath, a sauna, a hairdressing
and a beauty salon. Besides, there is a laundry service, a room service
and a 24-hour currency exchange.
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