Jerba , the island that symbolizes touristic Tunisia, the island of calmness. It is known for its fantastic architecture and the hospitality of its inhabitants with the visitors seeking sunshine and beaches. Houmt souk , the island’s main area and port , is open onto the Meditteranean , and has preserved its hall-mark with its « loggias » houses , its vanlted galleries, its mosques ; in short, its charm.
The Punic , Romans, Normans , Spanish and Ottomans , all fought to lay hands on this island. In certain places , you can find distinctive signs of each civilization , such as Ottoman mosque , Spanish fort , or the Ghriba synagogue.