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Djerba
(transfer time from Djerba Airport 30 minutes)

Well known for its temperate winters and long hot summers, the sun-blessed island of Djerba has miles of unspoilt beaches lapped by the clear blue waters of the Mediterranean.

Flights to Djerba

Direct flights to Djerba operate twice a week (Wednesdays and Saturdays) from London Gatwick and once per week (Saturday) from Manchester - May to October. Alternatively, you can take a connecting flight on the daily service between Tunis and Djerba all year round.*

Holidays and Tours to Djerba

We can arrange a multitude of tours including twin-centre holidays combining the mainland of Tunisia, connected by causeway and half hourly ferries, with a relaxing holiday in Djerba.

Djerba's fine hotels are concentrated along the coastal touristic route on the north-east shore. The island's capital, Houmt Souk features Hôtel Arischa - a three century old foundouk.

Featured Hotels
Hasdrubal Prestige Thalassa & Spa
Radisson Blu Resort & Thalasso
Park Inn Ulysse Resort & Thalasso
Hasdrubal Thalassa & Spa
Sentido Djerba Beach
Dar Dhiafa
El Mouradi Djerba Menzel
Miramar Petit Palais
Hotel Dar Ali
Menzel Dija Appart-Hôtel
Hôtel & Restaurant Arischa
 
Medina Entrance

What to see and do

There are many places to visit on this low-lying island endowed by palm trees and olive groves. Djerba is also an ideal base for exploring the Great South and the timeless sands of the Sahara Desert.

  • Overlooking the sea is the 15th century fortress Borj el Kebir.
  • The Festival of Ulysses celebrates the songs,
    dances and traditions of the island in August.
  • The Ghriba synagogue serves the Jewish community on the island and is a popular place of pilgrimage every May.
  • Make a visit to Houmt Souk, the islands capital, for its bustling marketplace and daily fish auction.
  • The pottery village of Guellala, where potters still craft ceramics by hand.

Desert Safaris

Arranged through our agent or booked in advance, desert tours can include a visit to Matmata - the troglodyte village that featured in the original Star Wars film, the remote Berber community at Chenini and the mysterious cliff top villages of the Ksour region.

Further afield you can visit Douz, gateway town of the Sahara, the oasis town of Tozeur near to another Star Wars film set at Onc El Jemel.

Golf

There is an 18-hole championship golf club close to the touristic zone that also features a 9-hole practise course.

Handcrafting pottery in Guellala
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* You may need to stay overnight in Tunis or on the Carthage Coast depending on flight connections from the UK airports.

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