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Introduction

Monastir Waterfront

Monastir Waterfront

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Monastir is a Tunisian coastal city popular with tourists on package holidays.

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Getting There

By Plane

Habib Bourguiba International Airport (MIR) serves Monastir and Sousse. Around 25 airlines serve Monastir, many of which are charter airlines which only fly here during the summer season of April to October. Some of the main destinations include Berlin, Amsterdam, Düsseldorf, Munich, Paris, Dresden, Warsaw, Zürich, Helsinki, Belgrade, Brussels, Manchester, Luxembourg, Malta, Tunis, Dublin, Bucharest, Aberdeen, London, Cardiff, Moscow, Lyon, Nice, Lille, Marseille and Geneva.

Enfidha – Zine El Abidine Ben Ali International Airport (NBE) opened in 2009 and has become an important airport for the central coastal region since then, attracting more flights and adding flights which previously flew into Monastir Airport. Many airlines now serve routes from cities throughout Europe, and in 2011 several big airlines like Air Berlin, Tuifly and Tunisair will start operations as well.

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Sleep

PropertyAddressTypePopularity
Hotel Les PalmiersRue Mandes France SkanesHotel-
Hotel Ramada Liberty Resort-MonastirBp 122 Skanes 5000 MonastirHOTEL-
Houda Golf BeachZone Touristique DkhilaHotel-
Helya Beach Hotel and Spazone touristique skanesHotel-
Cristal HotelAve Habib BourgibaHotel-
Caribbean World MonastirLa Dkhila , MonastirHotel-
Delphin HabibAvenue Habib Bourguiba, Bp 327Hotel-
Delphin RibatAvenue Habib Bourguiba, Bp 327Hotel-
Corniche HotelRoute de la CornicheHotel-
Primalife ChirazZone Touristic SkanesHotel-
Club Sunshine Rosa RivageZone TouristiqueHotel-
Primasol Golden Beach HotelZone Touristique Skanes MonastirHOTEL-
Sentido Rosa Beach Thalasso & Spa.Al MunastîrHotel-
Skanes Serail HotelRue De L'Aeroport Monastir SkanesGUESTHOUSE-
Regency Monastir Hotel and SpaCap Marina MonastirHOTEL-
Houda SkanesRoute Touristique, SkanesHotel-
Kuriat Palace MonastirZone touristique Skanes MonastirGUESTHOUSE-

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Keep Connected

Internet

Public internet access is available in many cities and towns, usually using the Publinet logo. Look for a large purple sign with the Publinet logo. Access is usually 0.8DT/hour, and speeds tend to be quite low. You can also have 3G internet access through any cell phone carriers.

Phone

See also International Telephone Calls

Tunisia's international telephone code is 216.

Public telephones are available in all towns and cities and in most villages under either the name of Publitel or Taxiphone - in cities simply look around - there is at least one on every street. International calls tend to be quite expensive (DT 1,000/minute to call anywhere in the EU). There are three mobile GSM operators, private Tunisiana, private Orange, Tunisia state-owned Tunisie Telecom all offering wide mobile coverage (including some oasis in the Sahara). Rates tend to be quite low for domestic calls, but very high for international calls (around DT 1,500/minute). Ask for a carte prépayée for a prepaid SIM card.

Post

La Poste Tunisienne is the national postal service of Tunisia. Services are generally very reliable and relatively fast as well, up to international standards. It usually takes less than a week to European countries and no more than two weeks to the USA or Australia. Opening times of post offices vary, but the larger ones in cities usually are open from 8:00am to 6:00pm Mondays to Saturdays and a few hours on Sunday morning (usually 9:00-11:00am). Note that in July and August, there are long lunch breaks (kind of like the Spanish siestas), closing between 1:00-5:00pm. Smaller officies in towns also keep slightly shorther hours, closing for lunch year round and only open during the morning on Fridays and Saturdays. Als note that during Ramadan, opening times might be different as well. Stamps can also be bought outside these times at small shops and kiosks selling postcards. For sending larger packages, you might also choose international companies like DHL, TNT, FedEx or UPS, which are about the same price but have better standards.

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