Essaouira is 170 Km from Marrakech along the Atlantic Coast of Morocco. Founded by the Phoenicians, it was one of the ports of the Roman Empire. During the 17th century, the city became a Portuguese colony.
A visit to Essaouira, Mogador according to the old name, starts at the port, dedicated mostly to fishing. Essaouira had been classified as a heritage of humanity by the UNESCO. The medina is surrounded by huge walls that protect it from the wind and which were built by the Portuguese during the colonization of Essaouira.
Essaouira is known for its typical handicrafts. The beach is gorgeous and stretches as far as the eye can see. You can also visit a cooperative run by women, where the famous Argan Oil is produced. At sunset, you will return to your hotel in Marrakech.