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Get your exotic taste buds sizzling when you book seats on flights to Tunisia. The coastline here is speckled with whitewashed holiday resorts, while the mountains, souks, deserts and medinas that dot the rest of the country showcase the history and heritage of this ancient land.

Why go?

There are many reasons to book cheap flights to Tunisia - allow us to reveal a few...

If you haven't been to North Africa before, Tunisia is the best place to dip your toes in these warm waters and get a feel for the top edge of this vast continent. Located centrally at the head of Africa, Tunisia appears to be reaching into the Mediterranean Sea, grasping to hold hands with Malta and Sicily. And while the beach resorts of Tunisia can rival those on the other side of the Med, the cultural highlights and traditional elements of this fascinating nation are like no other.

Sun seekers flock to the north-east coast of Tunisia to take relaxing beach breaks on the soft sands around Hammamet, Port El Kantaoui, Sousse and Skanes. For these holiday destinations, flights depart from the UK and arrive into either Enfidha-Hammamet International Airport (NBE) or Monastir Habib Bourguiba International Airport (MIR). The flight time from the UK to Tunisia is around three hours.

Holidaymakers also look towards the island of Djerba for sun-soaked days and long evenings dining under the stars, arriving into Djerba-Zarzis International Airport (DJE).

Visitors land at Tunis-Carthage Airport (TUN) too, on flights into Tunisia from the UK. There are a few good beaches around the bustling city of Tunis, but the many cultural and historic attractions - as well as the charmingly chaotic Medina - are why most tourists visit Tunis.

The number of Tunisia flights is limited during winter, as the country isn't known as a winter sun destination, but there are plenty of options whenever you wish to travel. Use the search tool on TravelSupermarket to find a cheap flight to Tunisia.

How to get there?

There has been an explosion in services to Tunisia in recent years, with the holiday companies expanding their programmes considerably...

For the capital of Tunis, British Airways flies from London's Gatwick while Tunisair flies from Heathrow, with daily non-stop services taking under three hours. Otherwise you need to fly via London or via a European gateway such as Paris or Frankfurt to reach the city from the UK.

Holiday flights tend to arrive at Enfidha for the coastal resorts and Thomson and Thomas Cook have an extensive network of weekly departures including Gatwick, Manchester, Birmingham and Glasgow. Many of these operate year round. The island of Djerba can also be reached, although generally only from Manchester and Gatwick.

Monarch also offers services into Enfidha from Gatwick and Manchester.

Connecting flights to the holiday destinations are pretty much non-existent so tend not to provide a viable alternative to the non-stop options.

Getting to and from the airport

Tourist-friendly Tunisia makes it easy for visitors to travel between the airports and its many delightful destinations...

There are many options for getting to and from the airports in Tunisia.

If you are staying in one of the famous beach resorts you will find that taxis are both reasonable value and plentiful, while public buses also run frequently to cater for holiday traffic. Pick up an air-conditioned cab at Enfidha-Hammamet International Airport, for example, and you can travel to destinations such as Sousse or Hammamet (both around a 35-minute drive) for around 60 Tunisian Dinar, about £20. If there are only two of you travelling, this is still a well-priced and convenient option.

Some of the nation's airports are located close to railway lines, so you could look at the possibility of using the train to reach your final destination.

Car hire is a possibility too, especially if you plan to see the many sights outside the cities or beach resorts. TravelSupermarket features deals on car hire in Tunisia, with pick-ups available at most airports.

Some hotels in Tunisia offer airport shuttle services too, either in a private car or a hotel minibus.

Where to stay?

So you are sold on Tunisia but not yet sure where to stay. Read on to discover more about the hottest holiday hotspots...

Picture the scene: a towel thoughtfully laid out for you at the side of the pool; gentle waves rolling in from an azure sea close by; and an icy drink sending rivulets of water droplets sliding down the outside of the glass as the sun bakes down and the stress of everyday life ebbs away. Welcome to the wonderful beach resorts of Tunisia.

Hammamet has been a favoured beachside destination for decades and has lost none of its ancient charms. A little further south, Port El Kantaoui whirls around a smart marina filled with cool bars and boutique stores, though the beaches here are also dazzlingly beautiful. Sousse has an abundance of historic treasures as well as perfect beaches, while nearby Skanes, though purpose built, is charming and much quieter than its neighbour.

Located in the southern half of the nation, the island of Djerba is teeming with the sort of sandy beaches you might expect of the Caribbean - though people taking camel rides along the white sands will swiftly remind you of your whereabouts.

Tunis offers an exotic blend of beaches and city pursuits. The city's main strengths are definitely its age-old monuments and authentic shopping experiences.

Wherever you wish to go in Tunisia, you can find flights easily with TravelSupermarket.