Mahdia is a coastal port town located on a rocky peninsula 200 kilometres to the southeast of Tunisia. The city sits 235 kilometers south of the capital, 70 from Sousse, and 50 from Monastir. Mahdia is Tunisia's premiere fishing port and is renowned for its cuisine, history, and beaches.
What to do...Marvelous Beaches.
Travellers are guaranteed to enjoy Mahdia's serene powdery soft beaches bathed by the Mediterranean Sea. The best beaches are nestled just north of the city.City of Culture.
In this picturesque city, visitors can lose themselves in the intricate network of tiny streets and visit historic monuments such as the Great Mosque, constructed in 921 and the first by the Fatimids, the Medina, the Place du Caire, and Mustafá Hamza mosque, among many others.Fortress on the Sea.
Mahdia is a charming fishing port with a historic fortress, known as Borj el-Kebir that stands guard over the sea. The village is also home to a sailors' cemetery famous for its empty graves.The Best Tunisian Olive Oils.
Mahdia is within close proximity to an expansive olive grove. Travellers will encounter several traditional olive oil mills nearby, which produce soaps and some of Tunisia's best oils.