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Monastir

Perched on the Sahel coastline

With Monastir airport nearby, this is an ideal area for a relaxing or activity holiday. Protected by its fortress, the Ribat, Monastir is a jewel on the Mediterranean. Holidaymakers come for a peaceful vacation.

MUST-SEE SITES

IN Monastir 
Standing above a turquoise sea, the ramparts of the Ribat in Monastir offer visitors the charm of a town with an impressive historic past.
Not far away from its white sandy beaches, the fishing port sees its colorful boats returning each day.

The Ribat, an imposing medieval fortress , was an important center of pilgrimage.

monastir - ribat
Inside the ramparts, do not miss the mosque and the Bourguiba mausoleum paying homage to the former president of the Tunisian Republic.
In the souks, see the eye-catching carpet bazaar or the colorful market.

There are fine beaches at Skanes and Dkhila where holidaymakers can stay in high quality hotels. With a range of sports activities on offer, you can spend a relaxing or active holiday.

 

Monastir Beaches

HISTORY

Monastir is a town with a thousand of years of history and a wealth of culture and historic monuments, dating from the Paleolithic era, down through the times of the Phoenicians and the Romans to the Arab-Muslim conquest.

Perfectly located at the crossroads of land and sea routes, since antiquity Monastir has been a prosperous and coveted city.

LEISURE TIME

  • Golf courses:
  • There are two golf courses with different circuits. 
  • Laser Game: For those wanting thrills, Laser Game is a new opportunity to have fun with friends or family. 
  • Boat excursions: Take a boat trip from the port in Cap Marina in Monastir and visit Kuriat Island, an unforgettable experience…

monastir - golf

TRANSPORT

Take a different tour with on affordable and unusual vehicles like the tourist train or the TukTuk three-wheeler. Go back in time and try a wagon ride.

Get your cheap flight to Monastir!

Monastir will melt your heart with its beautiful landscapes and its sunny weather. The climate will give you shivers while you’re surrounded by the beaches. Monastir will offer you the chance to enjoy your trip differently! You will enjoy a very special way of life. You will fall in love with its inhabitants expressing their zest for life. With Monastir airport nearby, Nouvelair offers you cheap flights and you will have the best prices. Do not hesitate to book your cheap flight, and to follow the arrivals and departures.

THESE DESTINATIONS

MIGHT INTEREST YOU

Flexibility (days)
Under 12 years
Under 24 months
Practical information
BEST TIME TO VISIT

The Mediterranean climate makes it ideal to visit all year round. Winter is mild and it can be quite hot in summer.

WHAT TO WEAR?

From spring to fall, take light clothing. Have a sweater ready for cool evenings, especially in mid-season. In summer, you will need a hat, sunglasses and sun protection.

TIME ZONE

GMT + 1.

LANGUAGE

Arabic is the official language. However, Tunisian dialect is full of borrowings from western languages. French is widely spoken.

FLIGHT TIMES

The big French cities are about a 2-hour flight from the airports of Monastir. Other European cities are less than a 4-hour flight away.

AIRPORT INFORMATION

Check-in starts two and half hours before departure

CURRENCY

Tunisian Dinar (TND)