‘tunisia’

The warmth of Tunisia in the middle of winter

While the cold of winter is attacking us in Europe, the wonders of Tunisia are but a stone‘s throw away. A nearby country which continues to maintain all of its charm and which possesses an enviable climate. A country of contrasts, Tunisia offers everything that a tourist‘s heart could desire: beaches with warm Mediterranean waters, vast deserts, people of different religions living together in peace, interesting Roman archaeological ruins, etc. If you are passionate about sports, you will find all the facilities needed to practice surfing, diving or golf in Tunisia. What is more, if you like the desert, you…

Hammamet – the best beaches in Tunisia

Hammamet shares the character of the Tunisians: cheerful and relaxed. Hammamet is undoubtedly renowned for being the most significant tourist center in Tunisia. In fact, its name is derived from the word “hamman” which means ‘swim’ in Arabic. Situated in the south of the peninsula of Cap Bon and in the Gulf of Hammamet, its pleasant climate, magnificent white sandy beaches and crystal waters, its refreshing gardens and hotel complexes with restaurants, nightclubs, bars etc. as well as its proximity to the capital (just 20 kilometers away) have ensured that this city is one of the most attractive locations in…

Tunisia, the ideal place to learn belly dancing

According to dancer Leila Haddad (Tunisia), belly dancing originated in India in the days when people worshipped the movement of the heavenly bodies. It was a sacred women’s dance that made its way west along the silk trade route in the caravans of the ghawazees, the Indian gypsies. Others claim belly dancing is a ritualistic dance performed for the great Goddess Isis (the goddess of motherhood and birth). The only certainty is that the origins of belly dancing are hazy and shrouded in mystery. Oddly enough, the term belly dancing was coined in France to refer to an Algerian woman’s…

Tozeur, the great Tunisian oasis.

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Tozeur is the largest Tunisian oasis, and one of the most charming towns in the country.  This can be seen in the winding streets in the center of the town, with its characteristic brick designs, in the suq, not as overwhelming as many other Arabic markets, and in its vast palm grove, with a surface area of more than 1,000 hectares and live demonstrations of the date collection, the main local product. This is Tozeur, in the Djérid region, in Southern Tunisia, which in December hosts the International Oasis Festival, which reproduces the celebrations held by the ancient nomadic peoples. …

The ocean of sand begins in Douz

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  It is said that there are many seas and that there is no greater spectacle than watching the sunset from a boat in the heart of the ocean.  They also say this in Douz, the gateway to the Sahara.  Only the sea they are talking about is not made of saltwater, but fine sand dunes, and the boat is a dromedary or a tent around a campfire.  Tunisia, as well as being one of the best-loved tourist destinations in North Africa due to its political stability, its Western ways and friendly people, also boasts one of the most fascinating…

Tunisian spas, the best in the world

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Hydrotherapy in Tunisia has been practiced for around 2000 years, since Roman times, when these thermal waters were venerated as a source of healing and a way of life.  This reverence has continued to the modern today. In this incredible country of contrasts, where much of the terrain is rocky desert, you can find over 100 thermal spas spread out across the land. The water comes out of the earth in the most surprising and unexpected places, mineral water with significant medicinal properties capable of treating many ailments, including dermatological afflictions and mobility problems, which has enabled Tunisia to enjoy…

Sports and adventure in Tunisia

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The perfect climate of Tunisia is an invitation and a temptation for all those who love sports and adventure. Whether you like calm and safe sports, or whether you prefer an adrenaline rush, in Tunisia you will find countless options. Water sports such as sailing are much more affordable in Tunisia than in other Mediterranean countries, and the best ports are El Kantaoui, Sidi Bou Said, Monastir and Djerba. The coral reefs at Tabarka, Hergla and Djerba are perfect for snorkeling and diving. Surfing, windsurfing and kite surfing can be practiced in Hammamet, Sousse, Sidi Bou Said and Djerba. And…

The best of Tunisia

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A warm and friendly country, Tunisia is an authentic melting pot where the Berber, Arab, African and European cultures have blended to forge a strong cultural identity that is unlike any other. The population is made up mainly of Muslims and the country’s official religion is Sunni Islam, although the Jewish and Christian communities practise their faith freely, further enriching the country’s cultural diversity. Contrary to what many may think, Tunisia is not just a sun and sand destination boasting paradisiacal beaches. By venturing further into the country, you will discover authentic marvels in its more traditional towns. But the…

Tunisia’s special winter light

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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…

The breathtaking beaches of Tunisia

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Tunisia boasts some of the Mediterranean’s most spectacular beaches, and whatever time of year you choose to visit, you’ll be amazed by these stretches of golden sand, bathed by intensely blue waters and blessed with sunshine practically 365 days a year. To the north you’ll be enchanted by a coastline of crystal-clear waters and beaches backed by lush vegetation and majestic mountains with sheer cliffs. The southern coastline forms a sharp contrast: here the fascination lies in the desert landscapes of the surrounding area. Whichever beach you choose, Tunisia offers countless delightful spots where you can swim and dive with…