Monastir is a captivating city, with a rich historical heritage where Tunisian traditions are constantly present. This laid-back resort town is surrounded by the mighty Ribat Fortress. Here you can walk around and feel the wings of history, as well as climb up to the high watchtower to enjoy sweeping views of the bay and the city. Also take the opportunity to visit the souks (markets) where you can pick up fragrant exotic spices, leather goods, hand-woven baskets and blankets and much more.
Monastir is located on a promontory surrounded by the sparkling sapphire blue sea and if you visit the charming fishing port you can see the colorful boats coming in from the daily fishing trip with their catch. The proximity to the sea allows you to take part in a variety of water activities such as windsurfing, water skiing / scooter, snorkeling or diving and discovering the hidden underwater caves.
Of course, you should try the different dishes where the delicacies of the sea are in focus. Here you can enjoy grilled sea bass, fried squid, sea bream or the local fish, shirkaw which is served with couscous, bell peppers and squash. And don´t worry, there are also delicious dishes for the meat lover.