Djerba is a Tunisian island of 514 km². It is a very popular Mediterranean touristic destination. It’s known for its museums, street art, markets full of colors and flavors, beaches, and much more.
There is so much to do in Djerba. To make your trip way more exciting, we have made this article available by providing the top 10 lesser-known sights to see when visiting the island.
Top 10 Lesser-Known Sights to See when Visiting Djerba
Houmt-Souk is the main city of the island. It has more than 20,000 inhabitants. You will fall under the charm of this charming city, with its special architecture, mixing the whitewashed facades with ultra colorful and flowery shops. Lively and overflowing with life, this small town will make you discover its pretty streets as well as its souks.
#4. L’Ile aux Flamants Rose (Flamingo Island)
What to do in Djerba? Embark aboard a pirate ship to discover the Flamingo Island! This excursion is a must when visiting Djerba. You will be boarding a real pirate ship, which will take you to a small island filled with pink flamingo wading in crystal clear water.
If you are visiting Djerba, do not forget to go to Midoun, the second largest city of Djerba, located to the east of the island. This small town with colorful streets, full of souvenir shops, is worth a visit. Stroll through its narrow streets, admire its pottery, discover its market with 1000 flavors, colors and smells!
To visit Djerba, is also to discover an incredible and atypical place: Djerbahood. It is in the village of Erriadh that you will discover this real place of expression for artists from all over the world. Here, the walls are completely lined with street art! Simply, it’s an open-air museum waiting for you. Since June 2014, you can admire more than 250 works, perfectly integrate into the decor. Not to miss.
#1. La Ghriba Synagogue
Wondering what to do in Djerba? Head to the heart of the island, Erriadh, where you will discover the oldest synagogue in Africa: La Ghriba.
Beautiful and very symbolic, this synagogue holds some of the oldest texts of the Torah, and welcomes the Jews of Djerba, one of the last Jewish communities in the Arab world. You will be captivated by its architecture, its white walls, and its superb decoration made of faience mosaic and stained glasses. A must see in Djerba!
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