Fes was the capital of modern Morocco until 1925, and is now the capital of the Fes-Meknes administrative region. The city has two old medina quarters. The larger medina is Fes el Bali, which is listed as a UNESSCO World Heritage Site and believed to be the largest car-free urban center in the world. The University of al-Qarawiyyin, founded in 859 CE, is the oldest continuously run functioning university in the world.
The city has been called the "Mecca of the West" and the "Athens of Africa" because it is viewed as the cultural capital of Morocco.
Located by the Atlas Mountains, Fes has a Mediterranean climate with a strong continental influence, shifting from cold and rain in the winter to dry and hot days in the summer months, between June and September. It's important to choose the right time to visit before planning your custom tour to Fes, Morocco.