Top ChoiceMuseum 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...

Top ChoiceArea in Erriadh


In 2014, 150 artists from 30 countries descended on Erriadh to collaborate on an ambitious street-art project. The result was 250 vividly coloured stencils, paintings and graffiti covering the walls of buildings...

Cultural Centre in Zone Touristique

Parc Djerba Explore

Three wildly disparate attractions – a museum of Islamic art, a heritage village and a reptile park – are on offer at this strange tourist attraction next to the Taguermes Lighthouse. The most popular element is...

Synagogue in Erriadh

El Ghriba

El Ghriba

The most important synagogue on Djerba and the oldest in Tunisia, this 19th-century building is in a white compound 1km south of the medina. Pass through the external security check (bring your passport) and...

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...

Beach in Zone Touristique

Plage Sidi Mahrès

This long sweep of golden sand with its gently breaking surf is Djerba's greatest attraction. It begins east of the low-lying Ras Remel Peninsula, which protrudes from the middle of the north coast 10km east of...

Museum in Djerba

Musée de Guellala

This whitewashed complex sits in a commanding position at the top of a hill 2km east of Guellala on the road to Cedouikech. Inside, a well-intentioned but extremely dated collection of life-size dioramas uses...

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...

Mosque in Djerba

Guellala Mosque

This 15th-century waterfront mosque found 1.5km south of Guellala is a fine example of Djerban Islamic architecture, and a favourite spot for watching the sunset.

Port in Houmt Souk

Fishing Port & Marina

Houmt Souk’s busy little fishing port is at the northern end of Ave Habib Bourguiba, about a 25-minute walk from town. Early mornings are the busiest and most interesting times to visit. Also out in the same...

Ruins in Djerba


Near the town of El Kantara are the meagre ruins of Roman Meninx, an ancient trading post. Many of the ruins are visible from the road, especially west and north of El Kantara.

Mosque in Houmt Souk

Mosque Al Ghorba

Designed in the Djerban style and used by followers of the Maliki school of Islam, this mosque is one of the town's major landmarks.