Djerba Island, Tunisia – Rich History, Culture and Sun in Southern Tunisia

Sidi Jamour Beach

Don’t miss experiencing the beautiful Djerba Island in your travels to southern Tunisia. Djerba Island is a quick flight from Tunis and a great location to end, or split up your Tunisia Tour.  This small island is lined with beautiful beaches and many sites to see.

Relax on the beach
Relax on the beach

Houmt Souk is the largest town on Djerba Island where you will find many cafes and an excellent market full of traditional wares; from carpets and leather stools to little Tunisian trinkets and jewelry. Buy fresh fish at the early morning fish market and have it cooked in front of you. The oldest synagogue in Africa is also located on Djerba and is open to visitors to explore its history and admire its architecture.

El Ghriba Synagogue
El Ghriba Synagogue

On the south side of Djerba Island is the pottery town of Guellala.  Guellala is a great place to purchase hand-crafted pottery that is all uniquely designed and painted. There is a Roman site, Meninx, which is a great place to explore. Of course, the biggest drawing card for tourists is the beautiful turquoise water.

Sidi Jamour Beach
Sidi Jamour Beach

There are many activities on the beach such as parasailing, sea kayaking, jet-skiing, kite-boarding, or just rest on the beach and bask in the sun. However, the only way to truly understand the beauty of this island and the people is the go and experience it for yourself.

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If you are interested in visiting Djerba Island, our travel experts are happy to assist you to plan an unforgettable Tunisia tour.

About the author

Joshua Mok is a cultural enthusiast and adventurer who can speak 6 different languages. Joshua currently lives in Tunisia and has firsthand experience with the language, people, and culture of North Africa. At Mosaic North Africa, Joshua is combining his business marketing expertise with his passion for travel to help others discover and enjoy the cultural and historical beauties of Tunisia, Morocco and Algeria.

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