Marrakech is considered a trend destination par excellence. For decades, hippies, artists and jet-setters have been coming to this Moroccan city mainly because of the large Medina, a typical oriental old town surrounded by a huge red sandstone wall. It is teeming with shops, cafes, marketplaces and chic hotels that have settled in the typically Moroccan riads, traditional Moroccan houses with an interior garden or courtyard. One of the most famous places in Marrakech is the Jamaa el Fna square. Legend tells that public executions took place on the square during the Almohad reign, after which the impaled heads of the executives were displayed. Today, Moroccans, tourists and Berbers from the surrounding regions meet here to watch snake charmers, fire breathers, dancers, showmen and listen to musicians, miracle healers and storytellers. Other highlights of Marrakech are the 70 meters high Koutoubia mosque, the marvelous Bahia Palace and the fantastic El Badi Palace.
Essaouira is a small fortified port on the Atlantic coast and also known as the city of painters, musicians and hedonists. One of the highlights of Essaouira is the old town, which is surrounded by castle walls, pinnacles and canons, and where you can enjoy the cozy restaurants, lively streets and idyllic squares. The port with its fortifications from the 18th century is also worth a visit and if you are an early bird you can participate in the fish auction that takes place early in the morning. For those who are seeking for beach holidays, there is a nice public beach close to the medina and the Sidi Kaouki beach, which offers ideal conditions for surfers.
White city by the sea – this is how the southern Moroccan city of Agadir is often referred to. The once small fishing village of the Berbers, has recently developed into a vibrant modern metropolis. The city is the most popular seaside resort in Morocco and best suited for guests who want to pursue their own rhythm: relaxation, wellness, outdoor activities or water sports. After the earthquake in 1960, the Kasbah in Agadir is the only intact historical monument that got preserved. Every year, several thousands of visitors climb this hill and are rewarded with a breathtaking view over the bay of Agadir.
In the middle of the Rif Mountains in the north of Morocco, lies the picturesque town of Chefchaouen. The most famous characteristic of the city are the striking blue facades of the houses in the Old Town. Locals say that the blue color of the houses protects them from evil eyes. The entire old town with its charming narrow streets, small squares, blue and whitewashed houses invites you to take a stroll. Other highlights of Chefchaouen are the beautiful Ras El Maa waterfall and the Kasbah, which was built in 1471.
Fez is the third biggest city in Morocco and considered a spiritual center and a location of unique religious objects. The medina of Fez is considered the largest in North Africa and has the size of approximately 400 football fields. 200 mosques and temples, beautiful oriental houses with green roofs, shops and street vendors make up the image of the medina. Moreover a network of more than 6,000 streets form an incredibly intricate maze. One of the most impressive architectural buildings in Fes is the Bab Bou Jeloud Gate. Other things you have to visit are the Madrasa Bou Inania, the Chaouwara Tanneries and the Qarawiyyin Mosque.