"Home of the Troglydytes" Top 5 Page for this destination Matmata by barryg23

Matmata Travel Guide: 79 reviews and 262 photos

Since it appeared in the Star Wars movies, Matmata has become one of the most visited towns in Southern Tunisia. Tourists arrive in droves to see Matmata's famous troglodyte houses while Star Wars fans come to see Hotel Sidi Driss, which was used as the childhood home of Luke Skywalker in the movie.

For somewhere that is so well known, Matmata almost creeps up on you. And it takes a while to reveal itself, not least because most of the sites are immediately obscured in the underground homes.

  • Last visit to Matmata: Mar 2006
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • hindu1936's Profile Photo
    Apr 15, 2009 at 8:15 AM

    Wonderful! I get to see Luke's home. mucho gracias

  • matcrazy1's Profile Photo
    Mar 2, 2007 at 3:01 PM

    Very good tips and beautiful photographs. Thanks for refreshing my good memories from Luke Skywalkers footsteps.

  • shutterlust's Profile Photo
    Jun 4, 2006 at 2:26 AM

    totally didn't realize starwars was filmed in an actual place. thought it was all soundstage! good to know! :-)

  • b1bob's Profile Photo
    May 19, 2006 at 8:14 AM

    Nice start. I hope to see more of the same good tips.

  • pepples46's Profile Photo
    May 7, 2006 at 1:59 PM

    good page in the making Barry, tell me hen finished, greets Waltraud


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