Top things to do in Houmt Souk

Top Choice Museum in Houmt Souk

Djerba Traditional Heritage Museum

Good things often come in small packages, and that is certainly the case at this modestly sized but extremely impressive museum. Occupying a curvaceous purpose-built structure next to the Zaouia of Sidi Zitouni abou…
Top Choice Cafe in Houmt Souk

Café Patisserie Ben Yedder

A prime people-watching spot, Djerba's best cafe offers an above-average collection of pastries and snacks, fresh juices and good coffee made with Cafés Ben Yedder beans. The terrace seating is popular with locals a…
Market in Houmt Souk

Marché Central

The daily auction at the fish market takes place late mornings in the northeast corner of the Marché Central. Auctioneers command attention as they perform their bit of mercantile theatre: sitting on elevated throne…
Cafe in Houmt Souk

El Fondouk Restaurant Lounge

This cafe, as hip as Houmt Souk gets, is in an old and very attractive funduq (caravanserai). It lacks shade in its courtyard so is most popular at night. There's occasional live music, the walls are lined with work…
Tunisian in Houmt Souk

Restaurant Central

This excellent locals’ restaurant opposite the louage station heaves at lunchtimes. There are huge and filling portions of couscous and the like for a fraction of the cost of the same at souq restaurants. Opening ho…
Homewares in Houmt Souk

Aries Djerba

One of a slowly growing number of chic boutiques on Djerba, this business stocks textiles made by Tunisian artisans, including women's clothing in natural fabrics, foutas (cotton bath towels) and scarves. It also st…
Tunisian in Houmt Souk

Essofra

This place is a favourite with local families and has covered terrace tables as well as a large dining room. Try traditional island dishes such as stuffed calamari, Djerban rice or lamb cutlets. There's a non-smokin…
Italian in Houmt Souk

Il Pappagallo

Hearty portions of pasta (many vegetarian) are served here with an unusual amount of elegance and attention to detail, and pizzas are most definitely a cut above the typical Tunisian versions. Friendly service; no a…
Cafe in Houmt Souk

Jardin des Oranges

The tables here are scattered over the entire square – on the lawn, under the pavilion and inside – and while it’s hard to determine who your waiter is, there’s no hurry. Look for tables with orange umbrellas. Openi…
Fortress in Houmt Souk

Borj Ghazi Mustapha

Built in the 13th-century by the Aragonese, this fort was captured by the Ottomans in 1560 and has been allowed to slowly crumble in recent times – be careful when exploring and don't rely on the protective barriers…