Djerba is the largest island of North Africa, located in the Gulf of Gabes, off the coast of Tunisia. It is a popular tourist destination known for its beautiful beaches and dramatic sunsets.
Attractions in Djerba include the Houmt Souk, which has a museum and colorful markets. The village of Guella is worth a visit to see where pottery has been made since the ancient Roman times. A cruise to Ras Rmel Peninsula is also popular.
Things to See & Do
* Houmt Souk
* Djerba Explore crocodile museum, traditional village
* Guellala village
* Ras R'mel peninsula
* Borj Djillidj northwest side of the island
Cruise Season Oct - May
Currency Tunisian dinar (TND)
Land Area 514 kmÂ²
Population 150,000 approx
Electricity 2 round pins European style
Time - GMT plus one hour
International Country Telephone Code - +216
Port Location The port is located at the Houmt Souk.
Transport Links Djerba's only international airport for scheduled and charter flights is Djerba-Zarzis Airport. Tunisair provides schedule service from the island to some major European cities, there is also domestic service provided by Tunisair's subsidiary, Sevenair, between Djerba and Tunis. A few European charter airlines also fly to the island.
Buses between Tunis' south bus station and Houmt Souk's centre ville in Djerba take about 8 hours. The fare includes the ferry ride to the island. Night rides are common and fairly comfortable.