Whilst Europe is shivering in the freezing temperatures, why not pack your bags and head for Tunisia – one of the most westernised Arab countries yet which still preserves all its unique charm?

Tunisia is a land of major contrasts: Mediterranean beaches, the dunes of the Sahara, a peaceful melting pot of the world’s three greatest religions; the Roman remains that remind us of the former splendour of the ancient city of Carthage…you simply won’t know where to start! So allow us to offer you a few ideas.

If you have a passion for sports such as  sailing, surfing, scuba diving and golf; love exploring archaeological sites or venturing out across the endless desert dunes; or even if you prefer to relax in an oasis of hundreds of thousands of palm trees, listening to the bubbling waters of a thousand and one springs, set against the stunning backdrop of ochre-tinged mountains – then you should know that the best time of year to enjoy all this is between October and May, when temperatures average between 12ºC and 28ºC. So winter is a much better time than mid- summer for any of these activities, especially if you’re not used to high temperatures, which can really take it out of you.

If you prefer cultural tourism, then Tunisia, with its spectacular ancient heritage and fascinating past, will not disappoint you. Definitely not to be missed is a tour of the  Bardo Museum, housed in a 19th century Beylical palace, or the Carthage Archaeological Museum, Kairouan Museum (with its collection of Islamic Arts), the Medina of Tunis, Djem Amphitheatre, Kerkouane, the Medina of Sousse

For those longing to relax on golden sands, Tunisia is haven of fabulous beaches, where the hotels have been carefully built to blend into the landscape. There visitors can enjoy all types of water sports and they are also the perfect choice for a family holiday, as there are countless activities and spaces for the kids. The temperature is ideal for fun and games on the beach with friends and family!

But whether you’re travelling with your partner or in group, make sure you take the time to visit one of the many thalassotherapy centres scattered around the country, renowned for their quality and variety of treatments. Treat yourself to a thalassotherapy session and you’ll feel like a new person!

Stroll around the outdoor markets, enjoy the delicious herbal teas – unlike anything you’ve ever tasted before -, get to know the locals…Tunisia is all warmth, diversity and light…so come and discover all the brilliance of this fabulous country this winter!

IBEROSTAR Hotels& Resorts hotels in Tunisia are the perfect base from which to enjoy unique experiences. The IBEROSTAR hotels are situated in prime locations, offering magnificent opportunities to gain first-hand insight into this country of outstanding natural beauty and its magnificent culture”.