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Essaouira 186 km from Marrakech this little fishing port is an old fortified city built on a rocky island almost. Essaouira, the former Mogador surprised by his isolation. The traveler who comes from Marrakech. The beauty, quality of light, the unique mild climate, picturesque town and port of Essaouira is a “strong” present but not oppressive. or helps open up a sense perception and poetic reverie.

The town enjoys a particularly pleasant climate and a prime location for surfing.
It was founded by the Phoenicians in the 7th century when they established a base on the site where it now stands.
The town was built in 1760, by the Alaouite Sultan Sidi Mohamed Ben Abdellah who had decided to set up a naval base here.
The renowned French architect was appointed to be in charge of building the town, the harbor and the fortifications, in the style of European fortresses.
Drive from Marrakech to Essaouira at 8am, take the pleasant road where Argan trees are to be seen scattered.
If you are lucky you might spot goats climbing the trees, you may visit one of women cooperatives in which the exhibition of how Argan nuts are to be turned into oil and cosmetics.
Arriving to Essaouira with brilliant whiteness of Essaouira because of its lime washed walls gives a sudden impulse to visit the Ramparts, Sqalas (Sea Bastions), the Port, The Medina