For an exotic North African mix of cities, sands and scenery, book a flight to Tunisia. It’s a country with star credentials…
Let’s face it, there aren’t many places in the world where you can tread the same sands as Luke Skywalker. But book a flight to Tunisia and you’re headed to the living movie set of blockbusters like Star Wars and Indiana Jones. And beyond the dusty folds of the Sahara, there’s plenty more in the way of sand. This place is home to a coastline that stretches 1,200 kilometres along the Mediterranean Sea. It’s a magnet for beach-lovers who flock to places like Hammamet and Monastir. Of course, flights to Tunisia serve up a good dose of North African culture, too. Cue bazaars, medinas and mosques, and the must-see in these parts – the ancient city of Carthage.
Currency Tunisian dinar
Country code +216
Time Zone GMT+1
Did You Know?
The Cairo-based scenes in the The English Patient were actually filmed in the Tunisian cities of Tunis, El Mahdia and Sfax. Ironically, they were considered a better representation of Cairo in the 1930s than the Egyptian capital.