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Berber Culture and Beach Breaks Come Together With Villa Holidays in Morocco

For a break that gives you the chance to soak up the sun and get an insight into a historic civilisation, you may discover that villa holidays in Morocco tick all the right boxes.

By visiting Agadir you will not only be able to enjoy a spot of sunbathing on the expansive beach but you can also find out more about the Berbers, north Africa's indigenous population.

If you're something of a culture vulture you may want to head to the remains of the city's kasbah upon leaving your villa in Agadir for the day.

Built in the 16th century on top of a hill by the city's Saadi rulers, this structure was severely damaged by an earthquake which took place in 1960. However, you can get an idea of what this building was like in its heyday as part of its ramparts are still standing. And if you visit the kasbah at sundown, you will be able to see some stunning views of the bay.

To learn more about the region's past, you are sure to want to visit the Amazigh Heritage Museum. Not only will you be able to get a deeper insight into the changing lives of the Berbers over the centuries, but you can also see a collection of stunning silver jewellery.

After taking in the exhibits you may be keen to find out how the Berbers of today go about their lives, in which case head to the El-Had souk. Visiting the markets gives you the chance to see locals buy fresh food and other items. For a truly authentic villa holiday experience, why not pick up some local produce and have a go at creating your version of some classic Moroccan dishes?

Visiting Agadir's medina district can also give you an insight into Berber culture. This area of the city was reconstructed in the 1990s and as you traverse its intricate network of streets you will come across stalls and souks selling a wide range of wares. If you're in need of a breather, you will also come across a Moorish cafe where you can get a drink and a bite to eat.

But while Agadir is resplendent with cultural sights and shopping, there is much more to do in the city. With a ten km sandy beach and a minimum of 300 days of sunshine each year, it is also the perfect place for you to work on your tan.

However, if you want to be a little more active then you will find that the city's coastal location allows you to try your hand at a range of watersports including windsurfing, kitesurfing and sailing. You can also go horse-riding or play golf at a number of courses.

With so many things to see and do you may find yourself booking villa holidays in Morocco for years to come!