Djerba Island, also called The Land of the Lotus-Eaters is a peaceful and harmonious Island outside the coast of Tunisia with traditional landscapes, golden beaches and local crafts.
According to the legend, Odysseus arrived to the coast and embraced the lotus fruit. Simply put, a vibrant Island with a rich story and unique spirit that awakens ones senses and creates a desire to return. It covers an area of 514 square kilometers and is therefor the largest Island in Northern Africa. Surrounded by the mild waters of the Mediterranean Sea, getting to the island is very easy, because of its own airport with destinations from all over Europe.
There is a couple of places that glimmers a bit extra, and a must while visiting the Island;
Djerbahood is a must when visiting Djerba Island. The authentic and traditional town Erriahd has hosted the artistic works of around 150 street-artists from 30 different nationalities, and become a major place of expression for artists from diverse cultures and from all over the world. The project of Djerbahood was established by the Itinerrance de Paris gallery.
For the experienced horse enthusiast Djerba Zitouna Stables in the countryside of Djerba, will treat you with great care and create a unique experience for your stay, from early morning to late evening. Only the ranch itself is a peaceful oas for relax surrounded by wonderful Arabic horses and a lush garden in the middle of the beautiful countryside. The horseback-riding will be a variation of Djerbas long stretched sandy beaches, soft countryside tracks, olive gardens and ancient villages.
Dar Dhiafa, meaning guest house is a small, authentic hotel in the middle of Erriadh village. Five old typical houses are joined together and decorated with old tunisian interior and it is in this atmosphere of peace and serenity you will arrive in the village.
This year, Djerba has also been a candidate for Unesco World Heritage List.