Marrakesh, also known as Marrakech in French, is easy to reach from Europe via Menara International Airport, other parts of Morocco on the new expressway from Casablanca or Agadir, or better still, at the end of a road trip along the amazingly scenic and serpentine roads though the High Atlas mountains such as the Dadés Valley and the Draa Valley.
Marrakech embraces a modest number of attractions in its medina (old town) such as terrific buildings especially traditional inside-out riads, good museums and a fascinating covered souk (market), one of the the best place to find good quality crafts in Morocco. But most of all Marrakech is home to Djema el Fna, the wackiest square in the country and probably in the continent, where assorted weirdos put on performances all day long while food stalls serve good food at great prices in a delightful atmosphere well into the evening.
Marrakesh is also within easy reach of seaside destinations such as Essaouira, beach resorts such as Agadir, Sahara desert dunes at Zagora, the beautiful drives and walks in the Draa Valley, Ourika River’s Berber village charms and of course hiking along the Todra Gorge.
A rooftop view over to the nearby High Atlas Mountains.