Holiday to one of Tunisia’s beautiful secrets…
One of Tunisia’s glistening treasures, Mahdia is a great place to take the kids, a partner or to enjoy with friends. If you are looking for adventure, then a holiday to Mahdia with lastminute.com is full of a variety of water sports to get involved in. Or if you are looking to kick back then Mahdia beach is perfect. While on holiday in Mahdia there are some sights that you just must visit and most places are easy to walk to or catch a local taxi for reasonable inexpensive prices.
Please note: For all arrivals from 1.10.2013 onwards, there will be a Tourist City Tax of 2 TND per person per night – children under 12 years old are exempt. The tax is payable directly to the hotel upon arrival.
Attractions / activities
The Borj el Kebir is a 16th century Turkish fort which boasts some brilliant views and the original underground passage in to Mahdia, The Black Passage, used to be the only way into the town back when it was first established. Now it is a bustling Friday market which offers a great variety of stalls, selling the marvelous silk work that the destination is known for. The Great Mosque is another sight not to be missed. Its Roman-style archways and structure were rebuilt in the 1960s to match the original. Enjoy an incredible view out on to the Mediterranean Sea by climbing to the top of the high walled fortress of Borj el-Kebir and you can also visit the archaeological museum or take a dessert drive.
Madhia beach, which runs along the popular coastline around the Gulf of Hammamet, is famed for its super fine sand. With so many watersports on offer you won’t know which one to do first. It is extremely family-friendly and full of adventure; try anything from camel riding to parasailing!
Fishing is a really important part of community life in Mahdia, with the town speciality of sardine being caught by lamplight at the port, which looks gorgeous as the sunsets. The lively market stretches along the coast for almost a mile and sells unique handcrafted goods as well as fine traditional Tunisian wedding costumes.
Visit the variety of shops which are dotted close by the town centre and try an excellent seafood platter or the local favourite, sardines. During the day wander into one of the numerous cafes, try out the Place du Caire and enjoy a refreshing cup of Turkish coffee before tucking into a plate of grilled fish to fill you up for the night. For some more fresh fish treat yourself to a meal at the Neptune or close to the port, Le Lido is another great restaurant to try grilled swordfish or even fried octopus. Check out all other holidays to Skanes and holidays to Sousse
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You won’t have to go too far to find a great drink in on your holiday to Tunisia, as the majority of hotels have bars. You can visit a neighbouring hotel with ease; the lively Hotel Thapsus night club or the bar at Hotel Tryp are great places to enjoy a cocktail or beer on your lastminute.com trip.
If you are looking for excitement, Mahdia is ideal. Let lastminute.com transport you to the lively Tunisian paradise and on your lazy days you won’t even have to leave your hotel to find some entertainment. Book all your holidays to Tunisia with lastminute.com
Please note: Due to limited power resources which the government controls, air-conditioning is only allowed to be run from mid-June to mid-September.