Thursday, 27 May 2010 12:00 AM
If you are seeking culture and heritage on your holidays then you should consider booking a Morocco villa.
The North African nation will provide you with plenty of exciting places to explore and sights to see, ensuring that your break is both relaxing and interesting.
One of the places that you should not miss if you're staying in a villa in Agadir is the Medina in Marrakesh.
Located in the heart of the Old Town of Marrakesh, it will give you a taste of Moroccan life unlike any other you are likely to find in the city.
The Medina is bustling with souks - or traditional markets - where you will find all manner of handicrafts, fabrics and food.
Why not pick up some souvenirs to remind you of your stay in Morocco or buy some presents for those back at home while you are there?
When you are deciding on which of the many Agadir villas to rent ahead of your stay, make sure that it is within easy reach of Marrakesh and all it has to offer.
Although the souks are located everywhere throughout the Medina, there are plenty of other attractions to satisfy the culture vulture in you.
Entering the Medina in itself is a great way to get an appreciation of Marrakesh's history because this section of the city is enclosed in ramparts dating back to the 12th century.
Once you've entered the hub of the city, make sure that you spend a moment to simply observe everything that's going on - you could even spot an acrobat or storyteller entertaining the crowds.
But if you want to enjoy some peace and quiet while visiting the Medina then there are several places that you can head to.
Among them is the Arabo-Andalusian garden which is home to the Saadian Tombs.
These mausoleums feature beautiful decoration on their interiors and it is recommended that you take the time to venture inside.
Nearby, you'll be able to see the minaret of the El-Mansour mosque, which is another must-visit sight in Marrakesh.
But to get an alternative perspective on Marrakesh's Medina, you should head to the El-Badi Palace, where the terrace promises unrestricted views across the whole city.
Visiting the ruins of this 16th century palace could provide you with the ideal vantage point from which to watch the sun set over the city at the end of a busy day of sightseeing.