Tunisia Djerba

Djerba is a picturesque African island located in the Gulf of Gabes in the Mediterranean Sea by the coasts of Tunisia. The island is 514 square kilometers of pure beach pleasures, it features everything needed for an unforgettable holiday: the crystal-clear sea, magnificent beaches and interesting sites. Every district on Djerba has its certain zest, there’s something to please travelers with.

The residents of the Djerba island are Arabs and Berbers, there’s also a Jewish community. Locals grow olives, dates, figs and go fishing. An old Roman road running along a causeway connects Djerba with the mainland.

Features of the resort

Djerba boasts great Thalasso centers, that’s why lots of European tourists have been coming there every year.

The climate on the island is quite mild, the sea breeze helps to tolerate the heat better even in high summer.

The island is a fishermen’s paradise since coastal waters are inhabited by dozens of fish species and octopuses.

There are quite a lot of seaweeds on some beaches but it’s an ecological marker indicating the cleanliness of the sea.

The ancient synagogue, a strong fortress, an underground mosque, a street-art village – the island has wonderful tourist attractions.


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Holidays for everyone

Budget-friendly activities

Visiting the El Ghriba Synagogue | free of charge

Trying Mechouia tuna salad | 9 TND (3,2 USD)

Eating a stuffed Tunisian filo pastry, tuna brik | 8 TND (2,8 USD)

Expensive activities

Seeing 400 crocodiles at once on a farm | 63-95 TND (20-30 USD)

Enjoying a grilled dorada in a restaurant | 40 TND (14,3 USD)

Drinking a bottle of dry white wine Didona | 34 TND (12,2 USD)

Places to visit

The Sahara desert. Djerba is the most convenient place to start a journey to endless sand dunes and refreshing oases. Jeep and camel rides, seeing Berbers, who still live in traditional cave houses, and other exciting opportunities guarantee an unforgettable experience and positive emotions.

Arab mosques. There are about three hundred of them on the island of Djerba, and two of the most ancient ones are located underground, one of them is still open to the public. The mosques of the island look like charming children’s toys with their rounded simple shapes, milky whiteness of the walls and small sizes.

El Ghriba. It’s one of the most ancient synagogues in the world with either a stone or a door from Solomon’s Temple incorporated in the building. Ancient sacred books and scrolls are kept there. People say that after the last Jew leaves the island, the keys to the synagogue will ascend into heaven.

Guellala. It’s the ‘village of potters’ in the south of the island. In local workshops travelers can see how ceramic masterpieces, such as jugs, mugs, platters and original souvenirs are created from shapeless lumps of clay. And don’t forget to visit a fascinating Ethnographic Museum situated nearby.

Borj El Ghazi Mustapha. The fortress was built in the end of the 14th century over the ruins of the ancient Roman city of Griba. The name Borj El Ghazi Mustapha comes from the Qaid Dragut who settled in Djerba in 1559. This qaid extended the castle and gave it its actual architecture.

Erriadh village. It’s an unusual and literally the brightest place on the island of Djerba. The village features a picturesque street art quarter of Djerbahood, a kind of an open-air museum of modern art that houses 300 mural paintings on walls of the houses created by 150 artists from 30 countries.

The Djerba Explore Park. It’s a crocodile farm, where visitors can see 400 individuals of the Nile crocodile, some of which reach several meters in length. Moreover, travelers can not limit themselves with just watching the reptiles but feed them and touch little crocks’ cute tails.

Djerba Golf Club. It’s a 27-hole course opened in 1995. Today it’s one of the leading golf clubs on the Mediterranean coast. Golf Academy, a training course, and a Pro Shop – there golf lovers can find everything they need.