Flying from London to Sfax in Tunisia is a great idea for anyone seeking sunshine and history. Finding a flight is possible, but visitors will have to stop it transit, often in Tripoli or Paris, before continuing on to Sfax. Flights leave from London Gatwick and are operated by Syphax, Afriqiyah and Egyptair, and the shortest journey time is around 12 hours due to transfers. A cheap flight can also be found using online comparison tools, particularly using Syphax which sometimes has cheap deals.After the connecting flight, Sfax Thyna International Airport is only 3.7 miles away from the city. Minibus and car hire are available, though there are plenty of taxis to transport luggage into town. Expect to pay around £10.
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Used in the blockbuster movie the English Patient, this walled marketplace may well be familiar to visitors. Marvel at the huge amount of seafood stacked up for local consumption, and don't be afraid to head to a local restaurant to see what the chefs of Sfax can do with it.2 See the Bab Bhar Synagogue
While Tunisia is overwhelmingly Muslim these days, it used to have a large Jewish population, the legacy of which can be seen in the country's stunning architecture, such as that of Bab Bhar. A small community still worships here, and visitors are welcome to learn about the building's history.3 Visit the Grande Mosque
Religious architecture looms large over the town, despite it being a relaxed seaside town. The Grande Mosque is a marvellous example of Muslim construction. Built in 850AD the mosque has a wonderful sense of peace and tranquility compared to the bustling Medina outside. It's real window onto the history of Tunisia.4 Take tea at Cafe Diwan
Housed in an old French military post, Cafe Diwan may be the ideal place to sip Tunisian tea and watch the world go by. There are superb views from the rooftop terrace, the chance to sample an authentic Hookah pipe. Don't forget to tip!5 Take the ferry to Kerkennah
A very cheap and quick ferry plies the route between Sfax harbour and the island of Kerkennah, and it's well worth the trip. Kerkennah is a favourite destination for native Tunisians to spend time on its seemingly limitless sandy beaches. The dirt tracks are ideal for mountain biking and hiring bikes is recommended to make the most of a trip to the island.