Film Location - Star Wars - Skywalkers home

Both the original Star Wars and The Phantom Menace were filmed in and around the Sidi Driss hotel, of the Mamata village. Most famously perhaps as the home of Luke Skywalker.

The Sidi Driss is a 5 pit dwelling of underground lab...

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Both the original Star Wars and The Phantom Menace were filmed in and around the Sidi Driss hotel, of the Mamata village. Most famously perhaps as the home of Luke Skywalker.

The Sidi Driss is a 5 pit dwelling of underground labyrinths and vaulted rooms. Parts of the Star Wars set still exists in the hotel.

 

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Houmt Souq - Market

The market is at the centre of Houmt Souq, with Mondays and Tuesdays being the key days that the market is held. Here there is the qaysarriya, a series of arched and covered passageways. The market attracts many traders from ar...

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The market is at the centre of Houmt Souq, with Mondays and Tuesdays being the key days that the market is held. Here there is the qaysarriya, a series of arched and covered passageways. The market attracts many traders from areas surrounding the island. Coral and jewellery are the most expensive commodoties and leather goods can also be found. There is a daily fish auction as well.

 

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Ulysse Festival, Djerba

When: 17-25 July

Djerba, known in antiquity as the island of the lotus eaters, will host the 30th edition of the international Ulysses Festival from July 21 to August 4.

The session, which celebrates one of the island's most ill...

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When: 17-25 July

Djerba, known in antiquity as the island of the lotus eaters, will host the 30th edition of the international Ulysses Festival from July 21 to August 4.

The session, which celebrates one of the island's most illustrious visitors, Ulysses, will begin with majestic dance display of the great Greek hero, and will include cultural and environmental elements which will highlight the island's rich civilizational heritage.

Folk troupes from India , Serbia , Greece and Italy will take part in the event, as well as several Arab and Tunisian artists such as Lotfi Bouchnak, Noura Amine, Ahmed Cherif,  and Ahmed Mejri. Finally, a one man show by the Tunisian performer Lamine Nahdi is scheduled to take place at the Houmt-Souk open air theatre.

For this year's edition, the festival organisers have decided to include a children's programme with the aim of raising their environmental awareness. The programme dubbed, "Ulysses - A Friend of the Environment" will feature a sailing competition, sea games as well as the election of festival's most beautiful siren.

Midoun - Market

Midoun is very popular among tourists and the local culture can mostly be appreciated on a Friday, which is market day. Midoun is the largest market town on Djerba. The market square is filled with souvenir shops and is where t...

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Midoun is very popular among tourists and the local culture can mostly be appreciated on a Friday, which is market day. Midoun is the largest market town on Djerba. The market square is filled with souvenir shops and is where the old Medina is located.

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Film Location - Star Wars - Obi-Wan kenobi's home

Djerba, with its quaint white houses and colorful scenery is home to three Star Wars destinations.

The town of Ajim is located towards the South of Houmt Souk. The sponge-fishing town was the location for Mos Eisley in the orig...

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Djerba, with its quaint white houses and colorful scenery is home to three Star Wars destinations.

The town of Ajim is located towards the South of Houmt Souk. The sponge-fishing town was the location for Mos Eisley in the original Star Wars. Sidi Jemour (Toshi Station), is where the scenes of Obi-Wan and Luke entering the town of Mos Eisley were filmed. Drive a few kilometers north you will also find Obi-Wan kenobi's hut.

 

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Zarzis - Market

The market in Zarzis is held on Mondays and Fridays.

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The market in Zarzis is held on Mondays and Fridays.

Ben Guerdane - Market

Ben Guerfane hosts three markets. The weekly market is on a Saturday and is located in the centre of town, south of avenue Habib Thameur. As you arrive in Ben Guerdane, the market is on the right. The market is very lively and ...

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Ben Guerfane hosts three markets. The weekly market is on a Saturday and is located in the centre of town, south of avenue Habib Thameur. As you arrive in Ben Guerdane, the market is on the right. The market is very lively and agricultural, moreso than other markets in the South. 

There is a Libyan market within a walled enclosure roughly a kilometer up from the Zaris Road; it is similar to the market in Houmt Souk, although it is larger, brewing with local culture, and is open daily - Sunday is the main day when all the stalls are open.

Finally, there is a Thursday morning livestock market; situated  3km south of the main town, on the road to Mouarmarat (take the road south of the hospital, bear right at the fork after 500m and continue for a couple of kilometers).

Please be aware that Ben Guerdane has the most active black markets of all Tunisian cities, you must be diligent when making purchases from the markets as all black market exchanges are illegal and if caught, one could face prosecution.

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Tataouine - Market

The market in Tataiouine is held on Mondays and Thursdays. The marketplace is located in place Ali Belhouane off from avenue  Bourguiba. Marchants from all over Southern Tunisia congregate to trade livestock, vegetables, grocer...

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The market in Tataiouine is held on Mondays and Thursdays. The marketplace is located in place Ali Belhouane off from avenue  Bourguiba. Marchants from all over Southern Tunisia congregate to trade livestock, vegetables, groceries, blankets and materials.

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