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Kerkennah Island


Kerkennah Island

The Kerkennah. A wonderful, forgotten archipelago, 21 kilometers off Sfax. Accessible only by boats without keel.


Imagine a small archipelago consisting of two major islands joined together by a small bridge and a few islands accessible by walking in the water, without swimming. 35 km by 7 of sand where wave 900,000 palms under the caress of a warm wind from the desert. No factory, no crowd, no highway, no airport. A translucent sea, exceptionally shallow and therefore warm, oblong beaches, sponges and shells.

On these flat islands live proud fishermen and strong character, who bought their piece of sea at auction. Here is a fixed fishing in shoals, ancestral method dating back to the highest antiquity. At sunrise, the men go to raise their lockers on their sailing boat, the felucca. So goes life, between peach, grilled octopus and mint tea ...

Preferably in spring or autumn for mild and pleasant temperatures.

In summer, many Tunisian families come to spend the week-ends or holidays. The atmosphere is festive and friendly, but the beaches are not deserted. The effect "lost islands, far from everything" is then no longer very true ...

For a complete change of scene, the sun away from the crowd, the art of living, the warm welcome of the inhabitants. These islands, long neglected, are gradually opening up to ecological tourism, on the opposite side of the island of Djerba.

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