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Djerba

For a touch of sweetness

Known as Djerba la douce (Djerba the sweet), this island is ideally equipped to entice you:  With its exotic, palm tree-lined beaches, Djerba is the ideal island for the perfect leisurely holiday. Large hotel complexes offering high-quality services and the all-year-round sun are the guarantee of an enjoyable stay.
Luxury hospitality awaits the holidaymaker in Arabo-Andalusian style palaces inspired by the region’s traditional “Menzels”. Here, well-being is the order of the day in the many thalassotherapy centers.
The holidaymaker has a vast array of activities to choose from; from golf to tennis, as well as horse riding or scuba diving. And for those wishing to get away from the large hotels on the coast, former Ksar (palaces) known as Fondouks have been transformed into boutique hotels.

Must-See Sites

Sidi Mahres Beaches
The beaches roll into the turquoise sea of the Mediterranean, with the golden sand of the “ Sidi Mahres “ being the most famous.

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Houmt-Souk

The main settlement on the island, visitors are drawn to Houmt-Souk ’scharms. The cafés and terraces offer welcome rest and refreshment to those who have browsed the many shops selling local arts and crafts. 

Guellala

The potters of Guellala or weavers of Djerban blankets are a major draw for visitors who will be amazed by the traditional skills of the jewelers as they carve their objects. 
Also not to be missed are the workshops for matting in Fatou, for basketry in Mellita and Ajim and the underground oil mills of Meninx. 

The Haras communes Located in the center of the island, the villages of Hara Kébira and Hara Séghira are testament to the region’s diversity, which have been the island’s home to a Jewish community since ancient times. The El Ghriba synagogue, a major pilgrimage location for North African Jews houses one of the world’s oldest Torah. 
Several half-buried mosques and the Borj el-Kébir fortress all bear witness to the island’s past.

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History

Since ancient times, the island has been a well-known safe haven. It had received many visitors: Greeks, Phoenicians and others. But the most famous was the King of Ithaca, Ulysses. Buffeted by the storm, he discovered the island in the 8th century BC. 
In the 3rd century BC, the Carthaginians occupied Djerba, which they named Meninx (Bertholon1889). Phoenician in origin, the place name Meninx, which is derived from the word “me-nages” – means “water shortage”. The site of Meninx is located in the far south-east of the island of Djerba. It is the current location of Henchir El Kantara. The visible remains stretch for 2 kilometers and up to 800 meters in width.

Leisure time

Quad biking : an unforgettable riding experience! The chance to discover the full splendor of southern Tunisia. 
Guellela museum : Learn about the region’s traditions in this waxwork museum. 
Crocodile farm : an unmissable way to complete your stay. Your children will love it. 
Lella Hadhria art museum : the museum has an impressive unique collection of more than 1,000 pieces, the largest of its type in the country. It shows how Islamic art’s influence stretches from the Mediterranean region to the edge of Asia. 
Take a camel ride  : to discover the regionjust as our ancestors did.

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Transport

Excursion on board the famous “red lizard” tourist train.

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The most beautiful island in Tunisia welcomes you to discover the beautiful beaches and the unique cultural mixture that reigns up there. Whether it’s to enjoy the history through the ancient ruins and the Synagogue or venturing outside of the downtown area into the more and the contemporary and the old neighborhoods, there’s something for everyone in Djerba. Nouvelair offers you cheap flights to Tunisia and to Djerba. You can find the best prices ever! Don’t hesitate to book online your flight and to enjoy your vacation.

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Practical information
Best time to visit

The Mediterranean climate makes it ideal to visit all year round. The winters are mild and the summers are hot.

What to wear?

From spring to fall, take light clothing. Have a sweater ready for cool evenings, especially in mid-season. In summer, pack a hat, scarf and sunglasses and sun screen.

Time zone

GMT + 1.

Language

Arabic is the official language. French is spoken everywhere. German, Italian and Spanish are spoken fluently in tourist areas.

Flight times

The major French cities are around a 2-hour flight from Tunisia. Other European cities are less than a 4-hour flight away.

Airport Information

Djerba airport is 8 km from Houmt Souk and 52 km from Zarzis. Check-in opens two and a half hours before departure

Currency

Tunisian dinar (TND)