Essaouira: a relaxed city just 3 hours from Marrakech

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Marrakech sure is a singular place than it was 10 years previously. In spite of everything it’s nonetheless beautiful, and crammed with sights and sounds and smells that nourish the senses, nonetheless it has become ever further touristy of late and, let’s face it, a stroll by way of an architecturally stunning 12th-century medina doesn’t need to be interrupted by the vocal decisions of British vacationers consuming behind the partitions of the gated Thomas Put together dinner resort. Sorry Morocco.

For the earlier three years nonetheless, easyJet has been working two direct flights each week to Essaouira – a metropolis merely three hours’ drive out to the coast from Marrakech. Prolonged a popular French trip trip spot, completely different European and African visitors in the meanwhile are further commonplace throughout the windy seaside metropolis. And for good motive, too. There’s a prolonged, windsurfing-ready seaside, a small nonetheless fully formed medina, an unlimited inventive scene, unbelievable consuming locations and, up to now, only some chain-type resorts throughout the surrounding areas. Fingers crossed it stays that method for a while.