The national capital Tunis is situated 210 miles (338 kilometers) north of Djerba, while Hammamet lies 180 miles (290 kilometers) to the north.
Djerba's wonderfully preserved defensive walls and buildings are a fascinating and sometimes sobering glimpse into the area’s sometimes blood-soaked past. Despite its rather formidable exterior, the Borj El K'bir Fort is now a peaceful place perfect for reflecting on the sacrifices and struggles of this city’s earliest residents.
To get inspired, go and see the Guellala Museum, one of the more rewarding museum experiences in Djerba. Admire the building and grounds, view the exhibits, then ask around to uncover some of the more eclectic museums in the area.
Savvy travellers looking for some unique sights off the usual tourist trail will love El Ghriba Synagogue.