Spend an exciting day exploring the colourful and fascinating Souks - the traditional marketplaces of Essaouira.
Exploring Essaouira's Souks (B)
Today is the perfect day to explore the city's famous 'souks', or marketplaces, and pick up some colourful artisan crafts. The Souks are lined by ancient ramparts which open into incredible views of the wild Atlantic coastline. It's the perfect place to practice your bargaining skills. As well as the produce stalls selling fresh meat and fish or piles of aromatic spices, there are also souks for handmade jewellery or tailor made clothing to bring home. For the mix of Moroccan and European styles, the medina in Essaouira is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. As you wander through alleyways there are many twists and turns, but, thanks to the French grid-style design, you shouldn't get too lost! For lunch, there are plenty of restaurant choices to pick from (with lots of fresh fish available).