More Do & See
Houmt Souk - The Market Area
A tour in town is recommended to get a glimpse of Tunisian life – from the fishing port to the lively markets, and the beautiful “funduqs” houses (some are hundred of years old). There is also a special small church and two notable mosques (Mosque of the Turks and Mosque of the Strangers).
Musée des Arts et Traditions Populaires
This museum features beautiful collections of traditional costumes as well as Jewish and Muslim jewels. The museum is located in an old Koranic education centre from the 18th century.
Musée des Traditions Guellala
The picturesque village of Guellala is renowned for its ceramics and this museum presents the richness of Derjba’s traditions. The beautiful location on a hill grants it one of the best views over the island.
The Ghriba Synagogue
Situated in the village of Er Riadh, the synagogue serves as the focal point of Jews in North Africa. It has been a holy place for 1,400 years.
Among the many mosques in Djerba’s villages, two should not be missed: the Turkish Mosque in El May, in the heart of the island, with whitewashed walls, this fortified mosque is simply beautiful. El May’s market is also worth a visit. In Mellita, another village near the airport, their 9th-century Mosque is one of the…
Bordj el Kebir
Originally built in 13th century and restored several times throughout the years, Bordj el Kabir overlooks the Houmt Souk region. On a sunny day you can take a hike up the hill and enjoy a great view of the harbor.
Plage Sidi Maharès
If you want to enjoy a day on the beach come to Plage Sidi Maharès to soak up the sun. This is Djerba's main beach and offers you a clean area at the blue ocean.
Plage de la Seguia
Summer, sun and happy people is what you find at Plage de la Séguia. Here you can easily spend a whole day of swimming and sun bathing. If you get hungry there are several places to grab a bite nearby.
You're an outdoor freak and are looking for an adventure? Then head over to Nefta, walk the medina of the desert town and explore the sand dunes and canyons nearby.