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Essaouira holidays

Surrounded by Portuguese fortifications, Essaouira is a delightful fishing town with a rich cultural heritage and fine sandy beaches. The small narrow streets of the medina are filled with artisans and craft shops, and in the mornings the harbour is a hive of activity, with fishing boats unloading their catches. The restaurants of Essaouira are known for fish and seafood, and you can also dine at an outdoor fish grill at the port end of Place Moulay Hassan. Just off the coast are the famed Îles Purpuraires, and private boat trips can be arranged to visit the falcon sanctuary here.

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