Asilah – Photo Tour of the Nearly Missed City
Asilah, is a fortified town on the northwest tip of the Atlantic coast of Morocco, about 31 km from Tangier. This quiet, coastal town has a beautiful white-washed medina with intact ramparts and gateworks. The fact that it is often overlooked by many visitors to Morocco probably plays a huge role in it’s ability to maintain its charm and relaxed atmosphere. While there are a few shops at the entrance to the medina you wont find yourself hassled or even really paid attention to by anyone. An amazing contrast to the bustling medinas of Fes and Marrakesh.
While we always had it on our itinerary, we nearly missed including it on the blog. We spent our three days in the town lazily wandering the streets of the medina, watching the ocean, taking photos and reading. It may not have been the most happening place we visited, but it was definitely one of our favorites. It should be easy to see why we fell in love with Asilah:
Next stop on our Morocco adventure, Rabat and “The Day That Wasn’t”…