photo by Henning Leweke

Djerba is an island in south Tunisia with beautiful sandy beaches and beautiful, peaceful and silent countryside. One from the best ecological destinations in the World, this island preserves its traditions and its unique architectural theme.

Getting there

No visa is required for Canadian, European Union, US and some other European citizens. A visa on arrival is available for Australians. New Zealanders must obtain a visa prior to arrival.

By plane

Djerba's only international airport for scheduled and charter flights is Djerba-Zarzis Airport (DJE). Tunisair provides schedule service from the island to some major European cities, there is also domestic service provided by Tunisair's subsidiary, Sevenair, between Djerba and Tunis. A few European charter airlines also fly to the island.

By Public Transport

The train line ends at Gabes, 70 km to the North-West. From there, you must take a bus or lounge to El Jorf and then a ferry to Djerba.

Traveling around

Public transportation is limited but taxis are available for reasonable prices; it is possible to hire a bycicle or a motor-bycicle but be careful as most roads are narrow!


Museum in Houmt Souk (capital of the island); Museum in Guellala; Attraction Park in Taguermess; Fadhloun mosque on the Houmt Souk-Midoun road. Colourful markets in Houmt Souk; Borj El Kebir in Houmt Souk; La Ghriba synagogue in Erriadh village.

In Djerba Explore we find the biggest Mediterranean Crocodile Farm and Lalla Hadhria Museum.

Do not miss Guellala, a village where potteries are made since the anciant romans and where you may watch a wonderful sunset.

Ras Rmel : Called the Flamingo or Pirates island is a peninsula where we could enjoy virginity of nature.

Things to do

Enjoy the sandy beaches, visit Ras R'mel, rent a bicycle and visit the small villages; enjoy a simple and typical architecture, a silent countryside and beautiful sunsets and sunrises. Eat fresh tasty fish; go to the typical fish market. Do not miss a turkish bath. Visit the jewelers and admire bedouin silver jewelry.


Eat fresh grilled fish, couscous with fish and lamb meet, try "brik à l'oeuf", tunisian sandwish (casse-croute tunisien), lablabi (a chick-peas soup), salade mechouia (mixed grilled vegetables), tastira (mixed fried vegetables). Fricasse ( sandwich bread fried in oil and topped with various toppings). Gelato and pizzas from the souk.


Drink only bottled water, try fresh orange juice, mint tea, turkish coffee, bokha (fig/date local alcohool), celtia (local beer), l'ban (liquid yougurt).


Many hotels are available for all kinds of budget, from "Auberge de Jeunesse" for students to ***** De Luxe hotels.


Textiles, Spices, Dates, Loofahs, Traditional clothes, drums and pottery.

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