Originally a quiet fishing community, Monastir is now one of the leading holiday destinations in Tunisia. This area of the country is famed for its bright, sandy beaches and clear, turquoise water and is one of the sunniest regions in the world. No visit to this region would be complete without seeing the spectacular Medine of Sousse, a UNESCO World Heritage site that is overlooked by the early-medieval Ribat fortress. Buy all your souvenirs at the popular Folla Shopping Center, take the family go-karting at Monastir Karting, then head to the city's main beach to relax on a sun-lounger. You could even take the kids on a fun-packed pirate-themed boat trip with Bateau Pirate, where you can spot the dolphins and watch the pirates dance and sing.