African and Arabic hospitality await you in this exotic city, on the coast of North Africa
African and Arabic hospitality await you in exotic Tunis, on the coast of North Africa.
Tunis, the capital of Tunisia, actually consists of three cities: the modern Capital City of the Tunisian Republic, with its wide streets, skyscrapers and busy sidewalk cafes; the Arabic Medina (Old Town) from the Middle Ages, an exciting labyrinth laden with secrets, narrow alleyways, small shops, huge mosques and palaces and finally Carthage, the ancient Phoenician - Roman city, which lies 18 km from the city.
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The legacy of Tunis’ ancient heritage is seen in the extraordinary archaeological remains in Tunis and Carthage, a UNESCO world heritage site.
View the Baths of Antonius and the Carthage museum. Don’t miss Tunis’ Bardo Museum, which is not only the most important museum in Tunisia but one of the most ancient in the Arab world; here you can admire ancient artifacts, statues and the richest collection of Roman mosaics in the world.
A day out to the charming fishing village of Sidi Bou Said includes the chance to look around a typical house-turned-museum. A holiday in Tunis is not complete without experiencing the Medina – the typical market.
Haggle well and you’ll be sure to pick up a fine reminder of your vacation here!
Port average temperature
Tunis has a warm-summer Mediterranean climate, characterized by a hot and dry season and a cool and rainy season. The local climate is also affected somewhat by the latitude of the city, the moderating influence of the Mediterranean and the terrain of the hills. Winter is the wettest season of the year, when more than a third of the annual rainfall falls during this period, raining on average every two or three days. The sun may still increase the temperature from 7°C in the morning to 16°C in the afternoon on average during the winter. Frosts are rare or nonexistent. In spring, rainfall declines by half.
The sunshine becomes dominant in May when it reaches 10 hours a day on average. In March temperatures may vary between 8° and 18°C, and between 13° and 24°C in May. However it is common for temperatures so soar even as early as April with record temperatures reaching 40°C.
In summer, rain is completely absent and the sunlight is at a maximum. The average temperatures in the summer months of June, July, and August, are very high. Sea breezes may mitigate the heat, but sometimes the sirocco winds reverse the trend. In fall, it began to rain, often with short storms, which can sometimes create rapid flood or floods in some parts of the city. The month of November marks a break in general heat with temperatures moving on average between 11° and 20°C.
The temperate figures shown are based on monthly average weather conditions for the selected port. Weather data is not real-time, and sometimes no data is shown for a specific date, month or port in general.