Photos - Djerba (Tunisia)
Djerba is a flat island (614 sq.km, highest elevation 55 m) situated east of the southern coast of Tunesia about 100 km north of the Libyan border. Djerba is connected to the mainland by a 6 km causeway built on a Roman foundation. The approx. 150,000 inhabitants of this island of mythology are mostly of Berber origin.
Djerba has suffered from an uncounted number of invasions (Phoenicians, Carthaginians, Romans, Vandals, Byzantines, Arabs, Norman, Italians, French, Spanish, etc), the most recent one being the invasion of tourists. Tourism has become the principal source of income, before fishing, farming, pottery and the weaving of wool. Despite the boom of tourism, Djerba has kept its flair which you can experience if you are avoiding the beaches and going into the island.
If you are planning to visit Djerba you may be interested in having a quick look at several photos of Djerba and the neighboring Tunisian mainland. Click on the links at the right to view the pictures. We have taken any attempt to provide exact (GPS-based) coordinates of the positions where the photos have been taken.