Essaouira: Attractions and more...
The old town or Medina still resembles an 18th century fortified town. The walled city has white walls, narrow streets and a lively souk. Here you’ll find the famous craftsmanship of the region, thuya woodwork.
The Port of Essaouira is centuries old, even today its battlements still have cannons mounted along the wall.
For some historical sites, head out to the bay of Essaouira. Here there is a small island with ruins from the Phoenician times. Today this site has been converted into a wildlife sanctuary.
The beaches here are a beautiful, sandy stretch. Windsurfing, kite-surfing and camel safaris are very popular.
In late June, the town hosts the Essaouira Gnaoua and World Music Festival—a lively week-long event, it includes performances ranging from traditional slave-derived music to contemporary jazz.
When here, don’t miss out on a visit to Chez Sam, the best restaurant in the city.
What to see in detail
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