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- Dream beaches of the Atlantic coast
- Fishing port
- Old Town Medina as UNESCO World Heritage Site
- Sidi Mohammed Ben Abdallah Museum
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Sand-coloured architecture, fantastic beaches, colourful fishing boats and romantic alleys characterise the historic coastal town and offer visitors a wonderful mix of sights, restaurants and leisure activities. Not far from the coast and within walking distance of museums and bazaars, you can rent a wonderful holiday apartment or a spacious holiday home. Away from the hustle and bustle, you prefer to live in an apartment or villa in the southern and eastern districts of the city.
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Essaouira is located about 190 kilometres west of Marrakech in the Marrakech-Safi region on the country's Atlantic coast. The 95,000 inhabitants of the historic metropolis live mainly from tourism and fishing. It bears the pictorial nickname "White City in the Wind" and translates to "The Enclosed".
Since the third season, Essaouira has served as the backdrop for the US series Game of Thrones.
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The medina (old town) of Essaouira includes ancient streets, pastel-coloured sandstone facades and monumental monuments. The ruler and founder of the city, Sidi Mohammed Ben Abdallah, built imposing arches in the 18th century, the harbour and commissioned Spanish and French architects to build the city. Particularly worth seeing are the iron and bronze cannons that throne off the coast.2. Fascinating goings-on
Once North Africa's largest seaport, the fishing port of Essaouira is still a colourful spectacle of blue boats and sailors selling anchovies and sea eels on the shores. The lively marketplace attracts visitors, traders and locals alike.3. Impressive insights into history
The city museum, which bears the name of the founder Sidi Mohammed Ben Abdallah, is located in the heart of the metropolis. In the exhibition you will learn interesting facts about the history of its origin and can view valuable artefacts, jewellery, antique pottery or elaborately woven carpets.
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Vacation rentals in Essaouira offer the best prices, costing on average $89.66 per night in 2020, which makes it the cheapest destination in Morocco.
According to our 2020 data, the months with the cheapest prices in Essaouira are December, June and March, with average prices of $80.73, $81.45, and $82.85, respectively.
When it comes to looking for a vacation rental in Essaouira, the months when it is most expensive are, in order of highest to lowest, August, September and May, with average prices per night of $101.9, $94.6, and $92.77, respectively.
Here, last-minute travelers are welcome, since the average availability in Essaouira is 72%, which is above average for Morocco, according to data from 2020.
May, November and September are, in order of highest to lowest, the months offering the largest number of properties available, with respective average availability figures of 78.8%, 77.25%, and 77.25%.
Vacation rentals in Essaouira reach their peak in demand in March, with an availability rate of 60%. The second most requested month is February, with 60.8%, and the third is January with 68%.
In Essaouira we have an extensive catalogue of approximately 290 properties, with options for all tastes, thanks to our 9 local and international providers.