How about spending a couple of days in “the Athens of Africa”? Fez is the second largest city in Morocco and is generally considered as the oldest one. For several centuries, it served as the capital of the country and gave home to the most distinguished scientists, artists, architects and artisans of their age. It still continues to be the cultural and spiritual center of the country, well deserving its nickname.
As for the actual name of the city, the name Fez derives from the Arabic word “Fes”, meaning pickaxe. It is generally taken to refer to the legendary silver and gold axe that King Idris I of Morocco used for digging the foundations of the city.