Essaouira, formerly Mogador, is definitely one of the most amazing cities in Morocco – if not the world. The Moroccan Atlantic coast gives it a certain appeal that simply cannot be resisted. Red ramparts and ochres allow this city its unique atmosphere. And its people are too kind. The local inhabitants will help you without batting an eyelash. They’re all humble, welcoming, and they’re the ones that truly represent Morocco’s famed hospitality.
During your endeavors in Essaouira, on our Essaouira day trip from Marrakech, you’ll cross paths with fishermen, craftsmen, shopkeepers and kids playing soccer at Essaouira’s sandy beach.
It’s history dates back to the 7th century B.C. Phoenicians stopped in the island of Mogador, while they were on their way to Black Africa.
The Purple Islands off the coast from Essaouira got its name from the Romans. They founded a Tyrian purple factory in Mogador during their era.…