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Skanes & Monastir
(transfer time from Monastir Airport 15 minutes)

The resort of Skanes with its seemingly endless sandy beach has been welcoming British holidaymakers for many years. As a suburb of its more famous neighbour Monastir, Skanes is ideal for holidaymakers seeking a relaxing beach holiday.

Monastir is privileged as the birth-place of former President Bourguiba. Located near the site of the Roman town Ruspina, it is typically Arab in atmosphere and surrounded by a wall and battlements with small square towers. The Ribat may look familiar as it has been used in the making of several films, including Monty Python's Life of Brian and the Raiders of the Lost Ark as well as the TV series Jesus of Nazareth. A modern marina and a very different looking Medina compliment the list of amenities.

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What to see:
Inside the Ribat you will find a Museum of Islamic Arts housing superb manuscripts, exquisite ancient textiles, glassware, pottery and miniatures from different periods. The Bourguiba Mausoleum is an amazing building, a twin-towered gold-domed memorial tribute to the former president completed in the 1970's. The contemporary Bourguiba Mosque, built in traditional style in 1963, is a sophisticated building and a fine example of modern architecture.

Where to go:
Close by is Sousse with its old Medina and important port, which is easily reached by a train service from Monastir. Kairouan, the capital of the Aghlabid dynasty with its great mosque and El Djem with its gigantic Roman amphitheatre are both within easy travelling distance.

Bourguiba Mausoleum
Skanes Beach

Golf:
In the resort of Skanes you'll find the brand new Palm Links Golf Club - an 18-hole course with superb club house providing an interesting challenge for the tourist golfer. Ten minutes further away is the established and challenging 18-hole Par 72 Flamingo Golf Club designed by Ronald Fream, attracting all levels of players.

Tee-off times and green fees can be arranged in the UK prior to your departure.

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