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.