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Medina of Essaouira

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Address: | Essaouira Beach, Essaouira 44000, Morocco
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Dar Zahira is a beautifully restored and charming riad for up to 6 persons....

Dar Zahira is a beautifully restored and charming riad for up to 6 persons. You'll get a private & cosy place for you and your travel companions.

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USD 121.47*
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Private Tour: Essaouira Day Trip from Marrakech
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Full-Day Excursion to Essaouira from Marrakech
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Essaouira Day Trip from Marrakech

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Atmosphere great, less hassle than other markets in N Africa

So picturesque and unspoilt, we walked for hours and relaxed in the sun drinking mint tea without any of the usual difficulties two women alone usually encounter. Recommend!

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Petersfield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

So picturesque and unspoilt, we walked for hours and relaxed in the sun drinking mint tea without any of the usual difficulties two women alone usually encounter. Recommend!

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Casablanca, Morocco
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

It's a most in Morocco, very calm , very friendly medina. It's also a trip into 15th century Morocco, with it's forteress (Sqala), it's port and it's markets. Defeniltely of Morocco's Top Ten .

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Eymet, France
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Lovely place very colorful and interesting, we went on a whim and caught the bus from Marrakech well worth it. You must try the open air fish restaurant where you choose you fish which is freshly caught , cooked and served wonderful

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Nice very historic place, and you can enjoy local people in their own culture. It's nice place to eat there and buy lot of gift stuff etc.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Having spent three manic days in Marrakesh we moved across to the beautiful port of Essaouira and the medina Lots of shopping opportunities on the same streets as the locals. Easy to navigate and ten minutes from one end to the other. Traditional goods interspersed by boutique shops and enough restaurants to keep you busy every day of the year

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Waterford, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The Essaouira Medina is so much smaller than the ones in Marrakech and Fes and almost impossible to get lost. We approached the Medina from the Bab Marrakech close to the Supratours bus terminal. Walking straight up from there divides the Medina and about half way another "main street" crosses at the halfway point. To the right is where the... More 

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Odense, Denmark
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Great and friendly atmosphere and quite clean. Like that the shopkeepers are not too pushy! and great deals can be made.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Step into another world. A rare mixture of Arabic and French. Delightful. Unhurried and hassle free (almost). Delightful atmospheric places to find, strange and medieval streets and alleyways. Allow yourself to get lost in this walled maze in perfect safety.

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Potomac, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We took a day trip here from Marrakech, about a 3 hour ride each way. It was so worth it! This walled town is filled with picturesque alleys lined with small stores with beautiful goods, while offering the beach and being a fishing village. The boats and fish market offer great sights. Our guide bought raw fish at the market... More 

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Stockton, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We were brought to the lovely town of Essaouira as a part of our Gate 1 tour through Morocco. It's easily my favorite city of the tour. My husband decided to paint near the beach and I, needing some me time, decided to walk through the market area alone. It was wonderful. Some sights in the market are typical suq... More 

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