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It is so good that even the tortoises manage to have a good time in Djerba

It is the rumoured land depicted in Homer’s literary marvel, The Odyssey, and a holiday to Djerba with lastminute.com is a way to retrace the historic steps that locals believe were taken there. Lying in the Gulf of Gabes, this Tunisian island has an intriguing history and is set upon cobbled streets with cacti and other exotic plants surrounding the many courtyards. There are charming places to eat and drink at all hours of the day, markets open on most days and you can even tour the island by taxi or even by bike if you are up for some adventure.

Please note: For all arrivals from 1.10.2013 onwards, there will be a Tourist City Tax of 2 TND per person per night – children under 12 years old are exempt. The tax is payable directly to the hotel upon arrival.

Places to eat and drink

You must ensure you are well fed whilst embarking on your journey of discovery on your holiday to Djerba and there is no shortage of places to fill up before you head off to view the many sights on offer. Restaurant Guestile is located in the town of Midoun and if you happen to be taking a look at the goods on offer there on market day, this place serves couscous and fresh fish to enjoy for lunch. Watch the adorable tortoises waddle about in the restaurants cane-roofed piazza and feel the warmth of the city on your lastminute.com holiday. Once night falls you can take a walk across to Café Les Arcades, which stays open 24 hours a day and you are sure to find a friendly local to play a game of backgammon with. Check out other Tunisian locations with holidays to Tunis and holidays to Sousse

Make sure you start checking out the sights from day one, as there is so much to see on you holiday to Djerba. There are a variety of markets, held on different days during the week, for you to explore and try to haggle in for the perfect souvenir. Make sure to check out the market in Midoun on Friday mornings, El May and the covered market in Houmt Souk on Monday mornings which displays a range of carpets, hand-made jewellery and leather goods. There is also a market in the village of Er Riadh which has a rich Old Testament history. El Ghriba synagogue dates back almost 100 years and has remained a worldwide attraction for tourists and particularly Jewish pilgrims. Also take a tour on your holiday to Djerba with lastminute.com and spend hours exploring the nearby village of Guellala which is famous for creating handmade pottery.

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With various markets to visit, tours of the island and neighbouring villages to embark upon, and a rich history to discover, a holiday to Djerba is full of excitement. Fly straight to Djerba on your lastminute.com as the island boasts its own airport. Book a great combination deal or pick your flight and hotel separately to suit your holiday needs. Whether you are travelling solo, with family or friends, there is something for all ages to enjoy in Djerba. Book all your holidays to Tunisia with lastminute.com

Please note: The month of Ramadan is celebrated in Tunisia and will run from 18th June 2015 – 17th July 2015. Local Muslims will observe this religious holiday and its customs between sunrise and sunset, and this means that there are certain rules in place on the consumption of food and alcohol during these periods. This will cause minimum impact to your stay in Tunisia however some services may be reduced in bars and restaurants.

Please note: Due to limited power resources which the government controls, air-conditioning is only allowed to be run from mid-June to mid-September.

All departures from 1st October 2014 for non residents of Tunisia will be obliged to pay a local departure tax of 30 Dinars per person.