Located inland in the north-eastern part of Morocco is the fourth largest city in the country, Fes. A Fes holiday rental apartment offers visitors the chance to experience traditional Morocco whilst staying in luxurious and authentic surroundings. Fes is a bustling city which is perfect for a range of activities, making for a busy and interesting holiday.
There are opportunities for both relaxation and activity on a Fes holiday. The city is located inland so there are no beaches; but visitors can indulge in the public swimming pools and hammams (like a Turkish Bath) followed by a relaxing massage. Other activities available include golf, tennis, horse riding, walking, fishing and mountain biking.
To indulge in a spot of tradition and history, visitors will find that Fes is home to several interesting museums. Worth a visit is the Dar Bartha Museum where visitors can see traditional art made from wood, jewellery, coins, pottery and wrought iron work. Another museum that should definitely be on your itinerary is the Arms Museum of the Borj Nord. This museum has a collection of antique armoury housed in a 16th century fortress. Even if you are not keen on arms, the building is worth a visit to see the stunning architecture and it gives some excellent views of the city. There is much more on offer for the visitor to see in Fes including the old medina, the Bou Inania Madrasa, the Andalosian Mosque and the Aben Danan Synagogue.
Approximately 36 kilometres to the south of Fes is the wonderful town of Imouzzer du Kandar. Settled in the early 1900s, the architecture of the town is interesting in that it is more reminiscent of an Alpine village than a traditional Moroccan town. Imouzzer du Kandar is a quiet town except on a Monday, when everyone flocks to the souk. The souk is held in the unusual underground dwellings of the Ait Seghrouchen tribe, which is worth a look. To the east of the town is the Djebel Abad, which has a watchtower offering stunning views of the Sais Plains and the rooftops of Fes in the distance.
Fes is blessed with a seasonal climate which means that it is very hot in summer and cool in winter. The average daytime temperature in the height of summer is 33°C. If you are looking for these kinds of temperatures, the months of July and August are the best time to visit the city. In the winter months, namely December and January, the average daytime temperature is a cooler 16°C. The chance of rain showers increases in February and March with up to 8 days per month of precipitation.
Travellers on a Fes holiday will land at Fez Saiss Airport (FEZ) just outside of the city. There are several airlines that offer affordable flights to Fes including Atlas Blue, Royal Air Maroc, Ryanair and Iberia. Passengers can depart from various UK airports including Heathrow (LHR), London Gatwick (LGW), Aberdeen (ABZ), Leeds (LBA), Manchester (MAN) and Newcastle(NCL).