Located on the Atlantic coast of Morocco, Essaouira is a charming coastal town renowned for its distinctive atmosphere. Known as the “Windy City of Morocco,” Essaouira is famous for the constant breezes that attract wind and kite surfers from around the globe.
The town’s vibrant medina, a UNESCO World Heritage site, is a bustling labyrinth of narrow streets filled with colorful markets, art galleries, and traditional handicrafts.
Essaouira’s picturesque harbor is a hub of activity, where fishermen unload their daily catch, and blue boats sway gently in the water. The town is renowned for its fresh seafood, and visitors can savor delicious dishes prepared with the catch of the day in the numerous waterfront restaurants.
With its unique blend of coastal allure and cultural vibrancy, Essaouira offers visitors an unforgettable experience showcasing the best of Morocco’s coastal beauty, which shows itself best during sunset when the ramparts catch the golden light of the setting sun. It is also when I captured the photo for this photographic fineart print. You can watch some behind-the-scenes in the video below.