You don’t need to be a millionaire to workate. With just a thousand dinars (325€) you can spend a week in the coolest island of the Mediterranean, with no need to convert your euros to a couple of millions of Indonesian rupiah. Djerba, for those who haven’t heard about it yet, is an island off the coast of Tunisia, is known for Mediterranean beaches and whitewashed desert towns influenced by Berber, Arab, Jewish and African cultures. It has long been the hidden jewel of the Mediterranean. Jewel is an appropriate title — its sparkling beaches set the perfect scene for its dramatic sunsets — a diamond sparkling in the cool, blue oceans.
In the ancient Greek epic The Odyssey, Ulysses recounts how his seafaring warriors were driven by winds to the shores of the land of the Lotus-Eaters. There, the locals fed them lotus flowers and they became addicted, forgetting all thoughts of returning home. While today there’s no mythic lotus to be munched, North Africa’s largest island remains compelling from its culture and lifestyle to its perfect location in the Mediterranean.
Prices and close
Djerba is so close to Europe, it’s a 2–3 hours flight compared to a 17-hour flight to Bali, therefore, flights are way cheaper. Moreover, the airport is about 7 miles close to the heart of the island, houmt essouk, which is a perfect setup to let you start your journey on the island in a couple of hours.
Djerba’s culture is so salient and outstanding that George Lucas famously filmed scenes from the first Star Wars movie, A New Hope there. Indeed, the feel of the place is peculiar: blue and white houses and buildings; endless, unspoiled sands; and the blaring sunlight that sets everything in full relief. Indeed, Lucas was so taken with the place that ended up incorporating many local place names into the movie. Tatooine is a city near Djerba as well as the planet where Luke Skywalker is born. The name jerba is the name of an animal in Star Wars.
Djerba used to be a small core of Jewish culture, although many Jews have since emigrated to other countries. Jews traveling from Jerusalem after the destruction of the first Temple are reputed to have settled in Djerba. One of the oldest Torahs in existence is in the El Ghriba synagogue there. The El Ghriba synagogue, which literally
translates as “the extraordinary one”, is one of the oldest-standing and most
architecturally beautiful synagogues around today and attracts thousands of
tourists every year.
You can also walk in the open-air museum, DJERBAHOOD, which is the place invested by artists from all around the world. The town of Erriadh in Djerba will be hosting this summer the works of hundreds of artists from thirty different nationalities.
Djerba is a top spot for vacation globally, hence it’s no surprise that Mastercard’s Global Destination Cities index ranks Djerba as #3 global destination for a vacation. It’s thanks to the island’s endless beaches and leisure spots from beach bars to Festivals and other various events.
Weather is pretty good all summer long, it’s always a good time for some cold drinks near the beach, it’s always sunny and pleasant to go out, besides the fact that Djerba’s air is one of the cleanest in the Mediterranean and the island doesn’t have any earthquakes or monsoon rains, it’s pretty charming and safe here
Unique Organic food
Djerba is well known for its unique organic food, that varies from palm juice to Zoomita ( left of the picture above ), it’s one of the oldest cocktails in region, it consists of a quick cocktail made from special cereal powder, olive oil and either water or milk it varies from a town to another ,we , at Cozi Coworking Cafe, actually serve it with water and it’s a popular drink among our coworkers. Djerba is also renowned for its One-of-a-Kind Seafood especially the best bar and bream fish you can ever taste!