Djerba-Zarzis Airport is the arrival destination for flights to Djerba. This is not a huge airport, but it does have some shops, a duty-free outlet, an ATM and foreign exchange. There is also a post office and pharmacy along with some cafés, bars and a VIP lounge for passengers. This is a beach resort island, so it should be easy to find cheap flights to Djerba by booking a vacation package through a travel agency. There are taxis available outside the airport, but you may be able to arrange alternate transportation when you book your hotel or airfare.
Most local transportation is provided by taxis, which are not very expensive in town. There are also very cheap buses, but you will need to ask a local for the schedules. You can rent a car through your travel agent or hire a motorcycle or bicycle in town as well. There are trains, but the line ends in Gabes, which 70 km away from Djerba. After debarking at the Gabes train station you will have to take a bus to El Jorf and then a ferry to the island of Djerba.
Djerba is a haven for those who enjoy nature and love the beach. The main island attractions are Houmt Souk, which hosts a museum and local market, and the village of Guellala, which is home to a local museum. You can also visit La Ghriba Synagogue located in the Erriadh village and Fadhloun Mosque in Houmt Souk. Nature lovers will want to see Ras Rmel, which is also known as "Flamingo Island" by many. During a day trip to Ras Rmel you can experience the natural wildlife while enjoying a buffet lunch and cruise for a very reasonable price, all with the money you saved on your airfare to Djerba.
Your Djerba flight will bring you to a unique shopping experience as you explore the markets in Houmt Souk and Guellala. You will find many treasures to include pottery, textiles, spices, drums, and traditional Djerban clothing. The cuisine includes grilled fish and lamb, couscous, and chick pea soup. Local mixed vegetable dishes are either fried or grilled, and most of the local meals are made from different kinds of fresh fish. You should also sample the local fruit juices and Turkish coffees at the cafés. Bars and restaurants serve some of the local beers and bokah, a fig and date liqueur. For dancing and music you will want to go to Houmt Souk for its up-beat nightlife.
5 August 2017
1 July 2017
Stephan V, Paris