Ksars

Overview

Introduction

In Tunisia, you'll find an interesting Berber structure called a ksar (plural, ksour). These fortified complexes of granaries (the individual storage areas are called ghorfas) can be found in many areas of the country, but the highest concentration of them, and the best preserved, are in and around the towns of Medenine and Tataouine. Local tours in four-wheel-drive vehicles can be arranged in either town, and day trips from Jerba Island are very popular. It is also possible to visit some of the granaries on your own, if you have a car, but taking public buses would be too time consuming.

Most tours take you to several ksour. The most-visited ones include Chenini, Douiret, Ghomrassen, Guermessa, Haddada, Joumma, Ouled Debbab and Ouled Soltane. Some of them have been converted into inns. Medenine is 260 mi/415 km south of Tunis.

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