The 6 Best Things to Do in Mahdia, Tunisia

September 25, 2017 Etsuko Causey

Founded in the early 10th century as the capital of Fatimid-ruled Tunisia, Mahdia is today a quiet port town and provincial center of about 40,000 people, known for its fishing, silk weaving and olive industries. One of Tunisia's most picturesque cities, Mahdia lies between Sousse and Sfax and has many historic attractions, including the ruins of an ancient Punic city (pre-dating Mahdia), the Fatimid port, the first Fatimid mosque (built in the 10th century), and a 16th-century Ottoman fort.
Restaurants in Mahdia

1. Mahdia Beach

Zone Touristique de Mahdia, Mahdia 5100, Tunisia
Excellent
62%
Good
29%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
1%
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4.5 based on 503 reviews

Mahdia Beach

Reviewed By pooja02 - Coventry, United Kingdom

The beach was lovely and the weather was on the 40's and my kids loved it on the beach.
The hotel was lovely as well apart from the attitude of all men towards all women.
Would definitely not go again.
The place outside is like war torn zone and Madia old town was good as enjoyed the history.
All the women staff were cleaners and the men worked in the reception and bar area.
Our beds and room was well done on daily basis.
The beach was clean and no hassle from any beach boys.

2. Mahdia's Old Town

Mahdia, Tunisia +216 58 873 814
Excellent
34%
Good
40%
Satisfactory
19%
Poor
6%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 549 reviews

Mahdia's Old Town

This beautiful and historic town on Tunisia’s east coast is well preserved in parts, carefully restored in others. The old quarter is dominated by the rebuilt Central Mosque.

Reviewed By gzau - San Diego, California

The old town in Mahdia is not very big but it is very nice. There are the typical narrow streets and blue windows and doors. There is a great tree covered plaza where you can get food and coffee. It is a nice quiet place.

3. Subway Diving Centre

Vieux Port de Peche Mahdia, Mahdia 5100, Tunisia
Excellent
79%
Good
17%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
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Terrible
4%
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4.5 based on 23 reviews

Subway Diving Centre

Reviewed By SteveJClarke - Peterborough, England, United Kingdom

Nesh (Nejmeddine Daldo) runs a great operation taking care of Dive-Customers' whole experience, including collecting and dropping back at local hotels. In my case, Nesh supported by to get cost effective train travel all the way from Monastir. He and his team manage to be both relaxed & professional. Sub Way provide the whole kit necessary for diving too. Sub Way also paired me up with another Diver so the whole experience had the benefit of being shared. We visited the 144ft fragmented wreck of the Italian Vessel, Napoli and enjoyed every second. I would dive again with Sub Way and recommend them highly.

4. Mahdia Museum

Place du 7 novembre, Mahdia 5100, Tunisia +216 73 692 752
Excellent
13%
Good
54%
Satisfactory
33%
Poor
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4 based on 15 reviews

Mahdia Museum

Reviewed By josefigueira - Lisbon, Portugal

Good collection of jewelry and traditional clothes. Quick tour and nice view from the top of the wall tower. Ask access to the museum guides.

5. Fort Ottoman Borj El Kebir

Mahdia, Tunisia
Excellent
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Good
86%
Satisfactory
14%
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4 based on 7 reviews

Fort Ottoman Borj El Kebir

Reviewed By PaoloRiccardoCarrara - Rome, Italy

Bella fortezza dalle linee severe proprio sul promontorio che sovrasta la medina. Consiglio la visita soprattutto per la vista dall'alto dei bastioni. All'interno non si vede nulla di significativo. Dalle 9 alle 18 e sempre i soliti 5 TD.

6. Sesame

Swordfish Statue | Street Tahar Sfar, Mahdia 5100, Tunisia +216 21 571 605
Excellent
100%
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5 based on 1 reviews

Sesame

Reviewed By Elena T - Moscow, Russia

Как-то,гуляя по набережной Махдии,мы с мужем обратили внимание на необычную витрину магазина:там была выставлена посуда из цветного стекла ручной работы.Просто произведение искусства!К сожалению,в тот день магазин был закрыт.Но мы вернулись туда вскоре,чтобы полюбоваться изящными изделиями в национальном тунисском стиле,с ярким колоритным узором в красных,бордовых,бирюзовых,изумрудных тонах и непременной богатой отделкой золотом:бокалы,чашки,подносы,кофейные/чайные сервизы, тарелки,тортницы,сосуды,картины на стекле и зеркалах и всякая всячина. Мы не могли оторвать взгляд от роскошных витрин-хотелось купить все и сразу.Но,к сожалению,наш багаж был уже сверх нормы .И нам оставалось лишь сделать фотоснимки с разрешения менеджера ,рассказавшего о том,что здесь собраны работы мастеров-ремесленников и художников-дизайнеров со всего Туниса.Но в следующий раз мы непременно вернемся туда и купим себе на память что-нибудь необыкновенное...От себя же желаю всем мастерам вдохновения,процветания и удачи!

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