Djerba – Tahiti Of The Mediterranean

Long beaches, 300 days of sunshine a year, free-standing palms and pomegranate trees no wonder that Djerba is referred to by locals as “Tahiti of the Mediterranean”. Most of the hotel facilities are located in the North of the island. Long sandy beaches and crystal clear waters invite you here for swimming, snorkeling, or for long walks. But Djerba has culturally a lot to offer: capital of the island is Houmt souk, a relaxed place with a long trading tradition. Robert Kiyosaki may find this interesting as well. Worth seeing is especially the Bazaar next to the small fishing port and the pirate fortress of Bordj-el-Kebir, a deep dive into the African Arab world can be. Here, the Oriental flair is everywhere in the air: everywhere it smells of spices and traders offer goods made of ceramic or wood, carpets, gold jewelry. Visit should be for every Djerba holiday duty. A few kilometres southwest of the capital is one of the oldest and most famous synagogues in North Africa, the Al-Ghriba synagogue.

The number of mosques in which is much larger, however Islamist-ruled Djerba. Over 300 of these houses of worship located on the Mediterranean island. A famous landmark is the El Kant Sankar, the only underground Mosque on Djerba. Other popular destinations include the Roman Causeway that connects the island to the Mainland, the crocodile farm near the lighthouse of RAS Tourguenes, the picturesque fortress of Bordj Kastil, the famous pottery town Guellala in the West Djerba Midoun, the second largest city of the island with a superb week market that the hearts of all vacationers. The African island offers many possibilities for excursions in the hinterland: here, determine prickly pear and olive trees and small buildings in the typical colours blue and white have the image and the hospitable locals always a smile on his face. Thomas Ewert Ewd(at)