Despite a manageable size of 500km², Djerba is North Africa’s largest island. It’s just a few kilometres off Tunisia in the Gulf of Gabès, a good 400km south of Sicily and about 100km from the Libyan border. Typical of the Mediterranean, Djerba remembers a tumultuous history: a revolving door of Greeks, Romans, Normans, Spaniards and Ottomans – it’s even alleged to have been a pirate hideout for a while. These days, Djerba is primarily an affordable package tour destination for sun-starved Europeans – it’s ‘Middle East lite’ just a 2.5-hour flight away. Its moderate conditions meant windsurfers never fell for the place, yet kiters now appreciate the island as an excellent learning and training area.
Djerba copyright Henning Leweke

Spots in Djerba

Houmt Souk
Radisson Hotel
Calimera Yati Hotel
Small Kite Lagoon
Souk el Ghebli
Bordj Kastil
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