Monastir, Tunisia

From its white sandy beaches with turquoise waters to its subtropical climate and fabulous Mediterranean cuisine, Monastir has everything (and more!) for a memorable and relaxing beach holiday!

A flight to Monastir not only takes you to this delightful old seaport town, but also close to surrounding coastal towns like Sousse. If you’re looking for a bit of culture or a fun excursion, you’ll find it all in Tunisia. How about a ride across the Sahara on a camel or quad? In El Djem, you can visit the second largest Roman amphitheatre in the world (second only to the Colosseum in Rome and amphitheatre in Capua).

When are you flying to Monastir?

With its subtropical climate, Monastir is delightfully warm all year round. Wide white sandy beaches offer respite from the summer heat and, during the winter, are delightfully quiet and a pleasant 18 degrees. Don’t forget to visit the Medina (old city) in Monastir. Wander around picturesque narrow streets packed with shops selling ceramics, silver and leather goods. Once you’ve mastered the art of haggling, you can buy great souvenirs for next to nothing.

Practical information

Important information

  • It is recommended to be vaccinated for Hepatitis A and DTP. This is not obligatory.
  • About 96% of Tunisia’s population are Muslim so topless sunbathing is not appreciated. Make sure that you are decently covered if you visit any places of worship.
  • Bringing Tunisian Dinar into or out of the country is strictly prohibited. You can obtain money from an ATM machine and pay with credit cards and traveller’s cheques.

Time zone

GMT +1 (no summer time)
There is no time difference between Monastir and the Netherlands in winter. In summer, it is 1 hour earlier in Monastir than it is in the Netherlands. 

Currency

The currency used in Monastir is the Tunisian Dinar (TND).

Duration of flight

The flight to Monastir takes about 2 hours and 45 minutes. The outbound and inbound flights may be shorter if the wind direction is favourable. 

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