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Things to do in Djerba

Best attractions to visit in Djerba

1. Houmt El Souk - Djerba

Houmt El Souk

A small commune, Houmt El Souk (The market neighborhood) is the main town situated on the Islands of Djerba. It is a popular tourist destination famous for its fortress and one of a kind Souk (market). The old town is perfect for strolling. It is also a very popular spot for photographers because of its picturesque characteristics. There are hundreds of colorful items displayed across a labyrinth of alleyways that go past beautiful white washed houses and small shops famous for selling ceramics. The shops also display and sell traditional handicrafts such as hand painted pottery, leather goods, jewellery, textiles and a lot more. The place has a unique architecture that is well reflected through houses and popular monuments like museums, mosques forts and Foundouks. Some mosques in the area worth seeing are the Sidi Brahim El Jemni, Sidi Bouzid of the Ibadi rite, Sidi Zitoun and more. The Borj El K'bir Fort or Borj El Ghazi Mustapha is a magnificent structure located nearby that offers fine views of the harbor. Houmt El Souk has its own culture and traditions that are prominent in the dresses, festivals, architecture and day to day lives of the local people. The place is one of the top rated tourist destinations of Tunisia. It is very different from the rest of country.

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