Calm and colorful, rich in details and interest, plenty of little places to stop by and have a fresh juice or mint tea
About Medina of Essaouira
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I wish I had allocated more time here and less time in Marrakech. There are fewer sights to see here, but oh MAN was it a breath of fresh air, literally and figuratively, after Marrakech. The medina is lovely and open and the ocean breeze...More
Nicely decorated little stores inside the medina, which is way quieter and relaxed than the Marrakech one, but in which you get lost anyway.
Very nice, laid back Medina, well worth visiting. It really pays to take a few hours to visit this Medina, it gives you a sense of the heritage of smaller towns, rather than the hassle of larger cities
Essaouira is a beautiful small town. It is a seaport untouched by time. There are a lot of cats everywhere who will sit and eat with you. Sometimes it's pleasant, however, when it's not, there are always interesting eclectic people in the vicinity to wile...More
We loved this small seaside Medina. You can explore lots of little alleyways and shops without getting hassled at every turn. The people were friendly and relaxed. They were mainly selling ceramics, rugs, leather and brass wear. The food market was worth a visit but...More
After the bustle of Marrakech, the Medina here is smaller and far more laid back. Not so many mopeds. Good place to buy spices and cosmetics.