5 good reasons to go
To see / do
Culture and history
Visit cultural monuments
Whether in town or in the countryside, religious buildings dominate Djerba's landscapes. Make the most of your trip to visit the La Ghriba synagogue. Inside, the stained-glass windows and blue and white faïence tiling beautifully complement the more understated exterior. Marvel at the Jemaa El Bessi and Fadhloun mosques, too.
Head over to Djerba Explore
This spectacular site encompasses a traditional village, workshops where local craftsmen showcase their trades, the Lalla Hadria museum of Islamic art, and a fascinating crocodile farm! The 400 resident reptiles are enclosed in pools and a tropical greenhouse. Set your alarm for feeding time!
Delve into Djerba's past
Djerba has more than enough history to keep you busy. As well as its idyllic beaches, the museum of popular traditions and art is well worth a visit. The 14th-century Borj El Kebir fort is a sight to behold, and offers gorgeous views of the sea. Finally, explore the ruins of Meninx, the island's Roman capital!
Shopping in Djerba
Head to Houmt Souk to snap up a few bargains! The narrow little streets here are crammed full of wares, from colourful pottery to clothes and baskets. Venture into the Houmt Souk bazaar and see what takes your fancy. The Midoun market is another shopping hotspot - you're bound to find something that catches your eye.
Djerbahood street art
The village of Erriadh is home to the Djerbahood movement: 250 frescoes are scattered over the walls in this neighbourhood that's proving popular with artists from around the world. Keep your eyes peeled for street art as you stroll around. Whether tucked away or on proud display, the wall paintings here are breathing new life into the village.
Try Tunisian shorba
Everyone in Djerba has their own secret shorba recipe! This fragrant soup is made from lamb, barley and tiny pasta, as well as harissa, chickpeas and piles of spices and herbs. You can also find versions with vegetables like courgette and carrot. A warm, hearty meal.
Fatma fingers at your fingertips
There are more Fatma finger recipes than you can count. These moreish starters look a bit like spring rolls and are made from filo pastry stuffed with tuna, egg and herbs. Potato can also be added into the mix, and sometimes the tuna is replaced with meat or seafood. A Tunisian classic!
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