Djerba Travel Guide
The Island of Djerba is situated in the south-east of Tunisia on the Gulf of Gabes. Its capital Houmt Souk is located 110 km from Gabes, 326 km from Tozeur and the chott el Jerid, 245 km south of Sfax, 380 km from Sousse, 520 km from Tunis. An island of ten thousand palm trees rising from the sea like a mirage. This Polynesia of the Mediterranean is ringed by miles of fine sandy beaches and luxury hotels, ultra modern or built in the fashion of the traditional Djerbian "menzel", stand ready to welcome the traveller.
Splendid in its diversity Djerba offers a variety of sea sports, Roman sites and a pirates castle, the ancient synagogue of the Griba and the fortress like mosques, potters and silversmiths still faithful to the art of their craft, the bustle of the open air markets.
Discover the shady gardens of the interior, orchards of fig, apple and pomegranate, wander through groves of olive trees, gnarled trunks bearing witness to the centuries past.
Restaurants throughout this island serve seafood famed for its freshness and traditional dishes that can be savored on shady patios or on cool waterside patios. The magnificent weather, clement in winter, warm in summer lends itself to a variety of sports and activities, sail to the island of the pink Flamingo, windsurf year round or tour the island by bicycle in the Spring and Fall. Hospitable and friendly Djerba welcomes you to participate in its festivals - watch the "Gougou" dancers in Midoun, join a wedding procession following the bride hidden high on a camel and preceded by the joyous music of tambourines and flutes. Steal a few precious moments to share the splendor of a Mediterranean sunset with fishermen casting their nets. Refreshed and relaxed return again and again.
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