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Top holiday (Flight+Hotel) £481
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Sfax is an old and interesting city on the east coast of Tunisia. It contains museums and areas of historic interest as well as a collection of islands nearby. Tunisia is a one of the favourite sunny destinations for those travelling with children and small groups alike, and it is easy to see why. The beaches are some of the best in Africa and the interesting history of this destination have make it an ideal choice for many holiday-makers.

Sfax holidays: When to go, getting around

Due to Tunisia's Mediterranen-African climate, the weather in Sfax is best between April and June or September and October, with the summer months being uncomfortably hot. It is best to start your Sfax holidays by flying to the closest hub, Sfax-Thyna airport, though the country's main airport, Tunis, is also not far away from this destination. Travelling around when you get there is easy by car, train or louage minibus. The national languages in Tunisia are French and Arbaic. The time zone in Tunisia is GMT +1.

Exploring the city on Sfax holidays

This historic city contains an old Medina quarter with ornate walls. It is interesting to walk around and explore. On its south-west corner, there is a Kasbah that served as a French garrison and offers spectacular views of the city from its towers. These days, the Kasbah is more of a museum; it houses metalwork artefacts, an underground mosque and religious architectural examples. From Sfax's convenient coastal location, you can take a ferry ride over to the neighbouring Kerknenna islands to experience this blissful retreat, watch traditional fishermen and catch a sunset. Coffee lovers can enjoy Turkish coffee at many outdoor cafes, where one can take a break from sight-seeing and take in the lively atmosphere of this Tunisian coastal city.

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