UNESCO World Heritage-listed Essaouira medina
Morocco’s prettiest medina, a wide sweep of sand alongside a bustling fishing port, art galleries and fine hotels. What’s not to like? A typical couple of hours in Essaouira: dawdle portside to check out which of the day’s catch looks most tempting; laze beachside, consider a kite- or windsurfing lesson, decide on ice cream instead; walk off ice cream with a stroll along the town’s distinctive white and blue lanes, taking a holiday’s worth of photos as you go;, stop for mint tea or a look at an art exhibition. Seductive and inviting, relaxing into Essaouira’s rhythmis easy to do, and hard to stop.