Monastir Tunisia Holidays

Monastir Holidays - Tunisia’s Ancient Showpiece

With its battlements and minarets, cupolas and mosques, Monastir bares testament to Tunisia’s Roman colonisation and the wealth of the country’s successive amans. Situated on beach-capped headland 18kms (11 miles) south of Sousse and a mere 6kms from Skanes, it started as a Phoenician trading post – but its imposing ribat (fortress) dates from the 8th century, and is today the town’s main attraction. (Fans of the Life of Brian may recognise it as one of the film’s main locations). Down by the modern marina there are plenty of seafood restaurants and bars along the promenade as well as excellent water skiing, windsurfing and fishing facilities and a diving school. Whilst most people choose to stay in the resort town of Skanes, a holiday in Monastir will suit those who have culture or water sports high on the agenda.