Djerba Hotels: what to see and do there

djerba synagogue
djerba synagogue

Guide Djerba with useful information for travel and vacations in Tunisia, particularly renowned for its white beaches.

Holidays in Djerba

Djerba is an island of Tunisia that has been discovered by mass tourism only in recent decades. In antiquity it was inhabited by different peoples who appreciated its beauty. Its beautiful landscape offers white sandy beaches along the coast and within rich vegetation mainly of olive trees.

What to see in Djerba

Houmt Souk is the island’s only town, is full of various kinds of markets (souk means market). Mosques in the city are more artistic Mosque El Cheik, the Turkish Mosque and the Mosque of the Strangers. Also visit the Bordj el Kebir, (a fortress by the sea) and the Regional Museum of Arts and Traditions.

Near Houmt Souk there are two villages founded many centuries ago by a community of Jews emigrated to Israel: Hara Kebira and Hara Seghira. In the village of Hara Seghira is the El Ghriba Synagogue (meaning “beautiful”) origins date back to 590 BC although the present building in 1920.

The Synagogue is well decorated, also houses one of the world’s oldest Torah. Further south is Guellala, a village famous for its pottery, a tradition that dates back to Phoenician times. An interesting excursion could be to the island of flamingos.

It’s an island or rather a strip of sand inhabited only by a few pink flamingos that spend the colder months, the sea and very nice.