The largest country on the Mediterranean Sea
Algeria is the second largest country in Africa. Set against the Mediterranean it is a popular holiday destination with visitors from Europe. With a landscape including the coast, desert plains and mountainous regions Algeria has something for everyone. Sample traditional North African cuisine in the stylish restaurants in Algiers, shop amongst the busy stalls in Oran and relax on the breathtaking beach at Madagh. Beni Hammad Fort is a fortified city and archaeological treasure, take a visit to the ruins and see the collection of coins and weapons from the Hammadid dynasty. Join an excursion to the Ahaggar Mountains on the back of a camel. Located in southern Sahara on the Tropic of Cancer this region is home to fascinating rare animals including the African Wild Dog and Saharan cheetah. Explore the volcanic landscape, discover rock paintings depicting ancient huntsmen and scale Mount Tahat- the highest peak in the country at almost 10,000 ft.
Travel to Algeria to discover the country’s extensive list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites. From Roman ruins, old crumbling villages, relics of the Hammadid Empire and the capital’s citadel learn about the rich history of this North African nation. For livelier pursuits, head to the beach front bars of Algiers.
When To Go
Algeria features a temperate Mediterranean climate with enjoyable warm summer months and mild winters. August is the hottest month of the year with temperatures reaching 25°C and 28°C further inland. January and February are the coldest months with average temperatures of 12°C. The sirocco dust cloud appears during the height of summer making it difficult to get around. Travel in September for bright weather and the best deals on flights to Algeria.
How To Get There
Algeria is served by 11 international airports offering flights across the continent and beyond. UK passengers can fly direct from London Heathrow Airport to Algiers with British Airways and Air Algerie. A hub at Amsterdam Schiphol extends Algeria’s flight network to destinations across the globe. Ferry services departing from Europe cross the Mediterranean daily and a reliable rail network makes it easy to get around the country.
When touring the vast area of Algeria there are a few places of interest that must be seen. Starting in Oran, wander through the beautiful town centre to marvel over examples of Ottoman, French and Spanish architecture. Take a train east through Algiers to Constantine. Here you can walk across the famous hanging bridge to take in unrivalled views of the ravines below. Explore the surrounding area and visit the mausoleums and Antonian Roman aqueduct.