Marrakech is one of the most famous cities in Morocco, and has been attracting tourists for quite literally centuries. Its ancient past, rich history and interesting culture all go towards making it a popular place to visit for people from around the world. As with any major city, it can be divided into different areas, and the most basic means of dividing it would be to say there is the Medina area and the modern areas, the most prominent of which is Gueliz. A holiday rental flat in Gueliz is ideal for anybody wishing to experience Morocco in greater depth than staying at an hotel could ever provide. Well-decorated and equipped, it provides a good base to enjoy the city, whilst giving some indication of what it is to live like as a local.
For most people, a holiday in Gueliz will not revolve around physical, leisure activities, but more around sightseeing excursions. There are, however, a number of leisure activities that can be enjoyed. For swimming, it may be possible to use a nearby hotel's swimming pool by paying for access, and there may be other facilities there such as weights and aerobic equipment. Massages are also popular in the city. Further afield from the self catering accommodation in Gueliz, other activities that can be tried include golf, hiking, horse riding and camel safaris.
Marrakech has a wealth of places that can be visited in order to get a better idea of the country and the people. Certainly, it is well known for its souks or markets, and it would be hard work to avoid at least one of these during a holiday in Gueliz! Other famous sites that should be visited include the Koutoubia Mosque, The Djemaa El-Fna filled with snake charmers by day and dancers by night, The Saadian Tombs and The Dir Si Said Museum. Places to visit outside of the city, include the Ourika River in the Atlas Mountains, the Sahara desert, the waterfalls of Beni Mellal, and the Atlas Mountains themselves.
Marrakech has a semi-arid climate, with very little rainfall that totals for the year less than 290mm! Its hottest months are between May and September, when day time average highs of 35 degrees Celsius can be experienced in July and August. At night, the temperature rarely drops below 20 degrees during the same time. The winter months still see day time highs of 18 degrees, although the temperature does drop at night to 6 degrees. If travelling during the winter, it may be advisable to ensure that the holiday rental flat in Gueliz has adequate heating.
The most convenient airport to use when renting self catering accommodation in Gueliz is Marrakech-Menara Airport (RAK). This is a major international airport, and takes in flights form around the world. Holidaymakers from the UK may be interested in British Airways flights that depart from London Gatwick (LGW) and Easyjet departing from Manchester (MAN).