Mahdia is a coastal resort, and working port, located on the eastern coast of Tunisia. This walled city is known for its traditional way of life and laid back atmosphere.
Declared the capital of Tunisia in 921, Mahdia is an old city, but a relatively new tourist spot. Due to this it offers visitors a quiet, relaxed holiday away from the hustle and bustle of the nearby larger resorts but with plenty of historical interest.
The best time to visit Mahdia
Mahdia holidays experience a Mediterranean climate, which results in almost constant sunshine, making it an ideal destination any time of the year.
April to October are the most popular months with July and August seeing temperatures and visitor numbers peak. January is a cooler month but often picked as it provides better temperatures for exploring the area and taking part in golf and tennis.
What are the beaches like in Mahdia?
The warm turquoise water at Mahdia's beach is a tempting option on hot days. Relax on the white sand, take a dip in the calm Mediterranean Sea or if you're looking for a thrill on your holiday to Mahdia then the resort's diving school could be the place for you.
Sightseeing in Mahdia
Mahdia is steeped in history. The Central Mosque, a 10th century building, is still used by locals today and provides a fantastic insight into traditional religious North African life.
The Black Passage is a huge 16th century gate that used to be the only entrance to the city. It leads into the winding streets of Mahdia's centre where you can spend the day wandering the narrow alleys and stopping for coffee in the Place du Caire, the main square.
The resort's Archaeological Museum houses numerous artifacts from the area's Punic, Roman, Christian and Islamic ages.
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