Essaouira is a city in the western Moroccan economic region of Marrakech-Tensift-Al Haouz, on the Atlantic coast. It is a late 18th century fortified town with its original canons still in place.
Essaouira’s Medina is a UNESCO World Heritage Listed city. It is home to many small arts and crafts businesses. The beach is central to city life. The strong winds here make it perfect for kitesurfing and windsurfing.
Things to See & Do
* Essaouira beach
* City Walls
* The Medina
* The Genoese built citadel by the harbour
* Harbour skala
Cruise Season – Oct - May
Currency – Moroccan dirham (MAD)
Language – Arabic
Population – 75,000 approx
Electricity – 2 round pins European style
Time – GMT plus zero hours
International Country Telephone Code – + 212
Transport Links - There is a small airport some 7–8 km away from the town, which schedules several flights a week to Paris-Orly and daily to Casablanca.
Supratours run coaches from their offices - immediately next door to Marrakech's new train station - to their office in Essaouira - just down the street from the beach and close to the medina entrance at Bab Marrakech.