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More than Marrakesh: Morocco off the beaten path
Posted on 14/11/2018

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Thanks to the chaotic charm of its souqs and its abundance of culture, Marrakesh has become the tourist capital of Morocco. But the rest of this diverse country boasts more than enough beauty to warrant a visit. From giant sand dunes to an endless list of magical medinas, these destinations around the country are not to be overlooked.

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  • Chefchaouen
    Chefchaouen

    Chefchaouen or "the Blue City" as many have renamed it is one of many Moroccan towns that could easily give Marrakesh a run for its money. As its nickname suggests, this town nestled beneath the country's Rif Mountains, is a sea of blue. With bright-blue buildings, mesmerizing blue alleyways, and blue weathered steps, each corner you turn here feels like a scene from Mamma Mia or a postcard from a Greek Island. Visit its Plaza Uta el-Hamman, a cobblestone square that sits next to a mosque dating back to the 15th century, and watch the sunset from the city's Spanish mosque perched in the green hills. Just a day in Morocco's most photogenic city is enough to leave your Instagram followers green with envy!

  • Legzira Beach, Sidi Ifni
    Legzira Beach, Sidi Ifni

    Perched on the southern Atlantic coast of Morocco lies a beach that is world's away from the hustle and bustle of Marrakesh. The coastline's ocean-carved orange arches, pebbly sand and crashing waves attract both keen hikers and wave-seeking surfers. But even if you just want to relax, the beautiful landscapes of Legzira Beach is a great place to do so!

  • Tangier
    Tangier

    Not governed by Morocco until 1956, this port-city located in the north has been home to an eclectic mix of cultures over the years. These cultures include French, Spanish, Portuguese and north African influences, and today's result: a city with a unique and vibrant energy. And of course no one loves Tangier's energy more than the creatives that flock here in their masses. Head to the heart of the medina, Petit Socco, where you'll find yourself amongst artists, writers and musicians!

  • Volubilis, Meknes
    Volubilis, Meknes

    You can't visit Morocco without catching a glimpse of one of its nine UNESCO World Heritage Sites. And why not start with the remains of Volubilis, once a prosperous settlement built by the Romans over two thousand years ago! Despite just ruins remaining today, it's not hard to see how the city thrived in its prime. Close your eyes and you can almost hear the city's chaos.

  • Ouzoud Waterfalls, Tanaghmeilt
    Ouzoud Waterfalls, Tanaghmeilt

    And what holiday album is complete without a waterfall snap? Pay a visit to Morocco's High Atlas Mountains not far from the village of Tanaghmeilt to capture the Ouzoud Waterfalls in all their glory. Stroll along the olive tree-lined path as you gaze up at the numerous cascades which fall from 600 meters above. The crashing water against the back drop of red cliffs and emerald green hills make for quite the sight.

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