Morocco is one of those countries that just begs for a visit. It’s very close and easy to get to from Europe and yet is exotic, different, and very cheap in comparison.

It’s certainly not an overlooked country as the main cities of Fes and Marrakech see many tourists flying in on cheap flights from Europe to visit for a few days, yet you can still escape the crowds.

Disappear to an oasis in the middle of the desert or head to a small mountain town, there’s plenty of places to explore. It’s also steeped in history.

The coastline has some of the best seafood anywhere and amazing sunsets.

So if you have ever thought of going there then you definitely should. It’s not all roses though, as in the aforementioned cities of Fes and Marrakech you can experience a lot of hassle due to the amount of tourists.  However hey are still very historical cities and full of ambience that make up for it.

But get away from the main tourist cities and things become much easier.

Here’s 30 photos from a visit to Morocco to give you an idea of what you can see in this very diverse and beautiful country.

Morocco in Photos

The ancient cities of Morocco are a full on experience. You can easily become overwhelmed in their narrow alleys and markets full of life.

In the 2 photos below set in the very old city of Fes you can see the famous tanneries where some of the best leather in the world comes from.  They are still hand beaten and dyed in a very smelly environment. It’s hard work.

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Still in Fes set in the old walled city there are plenty of markets lining the alleys where you can find almost anything.  The first photo is set in the metalworks area and the 2nd wandering the old cities maze of alley’s.

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In Marrakech you can do plenty of shopping, or get away from the chaos and disappear down quiet lanes.

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Meanwhile by the sea, cities such as Essaouira get the fresh Atlantic breeze and some amazing seafood. The atmosphere is much more laid-back there.

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And the smaller seaside towns such as Asilah get even more chilled out with a very relaxed pace of life.

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Up in the mountains you will find small towns such as Chefchaouen with it’s beautiful blue colours, and Moulay Idriss with the nearby Roman ruins.

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Then there are the outposts such as Tafroute with its intriguing countryside and the remote Agdz Oasis, where desert traders come to do business, and you can stay inside traditional old buildings like royalty.

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The food!

Let’s not forget about the food. Delicious seaside treats such as fish tangine, and markets full of the freshest fruits and vegetables. Kebabs and the like can be found everywhere barbecuing away. It’s all so cheap you can eat all you want without costing much.

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And finally those beautiful sunsets.

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Jonny Duncan is a travel blogger and freelance photographer. He specialises in adventure and budget travel with over 20 years of experience. He started blogging in 2013 to give advice for other travellers. He has lived in Japan, Amsterdam, Kiev, and more.

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