Situated on the Atlantic Coast and only two and a half hours drive from Marrakech, Essaouira is one of Morocco’s jewels. The “white city” charms its visitors with its beautifully preserved eighteenth century architecture, secluded alleyways, daily markets and long beaches.
The Medina, the city centre of Essaouira, is a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 2001. Here you can enjoy your Morocco travel walking through the different Souqs (markets), bargaining with the local salesmen and trying Moroccan food. This will definitely be one of the highlights of your holiday in Morocco.
Water sport fans will also enjoy their Morocco tour in Essaouira, as the windy beaches are perfect for wind- and kite surfing. If you are not into water sports, use your holiday in Morocco to walk along the beaches and enjoy the great views.
If you want to plan your holiday in Morocco now and want to visit Essaouira, you might want to consider travelling to Morocco in June, when the Gnaoua World Music Festival is held in Essaouira. At this time of the year, Essaouira will be a bustling town, full of tourists from both Morocco and other countries, adding a special touch to your Morocco tour.
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