Djerba Travel Guide
Djerba Local History
Djerba has had a similar history to Tunisia in general as it has certainly been popular with the Phoenicians, Carthaginians, Romans, Vandels, Byzantines, Arabs, Norman, Italians, French and the Spanish. In between a few pirates dropped by. At least the latest invaders give something back with tourism being the main industry.
Houmt-Souk The capital of the 'island of palms' is picturesque with many Souks (markets) of shops overflowing with carpets, copper and local crafts. Have an enjoyable time wandering through the narrow streets and alleyways.
Mosque at Djerba This 500 year old Mosque built in typical Arabic style and beautifully situated by the sea and surrounded by palm trees is worth looking around the village here Guellala and its magic camels. (Leave you guessing on that one)
Ghriba Synagogue One of the few surviving synagogues in North Africa is housed in an exquisite building and is still used by the small Jewish community. Lag B'Omer in May marks the time of pilgrimage here for many Jews.
Restaurant El Ferida - Casino Djerba Traditionnal Tunisian food and local wine in Djerba's most luxurious restaurant. The noise from the downstairs bar can interfed with the live music. Pasino de Djerba, Sidi Mehrez. Phone number : 00 216 75 75 75 37
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Djerba La Nomade The beach at Club Med boasts a Thalassotherapy centre which is a spa based on water therapy, amongst the many facilities of the resort and of course the wide safe sandy beach.
Djerba Palm Beach In front of the Sofitel hotel about 5km from the capital is one of the finest beaches on the island with its golden sands and safe swimming and snorkelling
Melia Djerba Menzel Beautiful palm fringed beach located just at this hotel translated as the Jerba Island Hotel. Azure warm blue waters, the breeze softly running through the palms and a top hotel at hand, could you ask for anything more.
Djerba Restaurants and Bars
El Malouf Tunisian Restaurant If you feel like genuine Tunisian and Mediterranean cuisine and don't mind splashing out a bit, then this restaurant based at the Movenpick Hotel is for you.
Haroun Located in the capital this restaurant is well established and serves mostly local cuisine and has a large and varied menu. Dress fairly smart here.
Le Pirate Zarzis is where you'll find this very popular eatery. As the name suggests French food is the speciality here, home made and hearty so make sure you come here hungry me hearties!
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