Mahdia: touristic information

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General information about Mahdia

Mahdia (Mahdia) is located on the Eastern coast of the Mediterranean sea, 210 km South of Tunis and about 45 km from the Monastir – the point of arrival to the resort. Mahdia is a developing resort and ideal for a relaxing family holiday and for families with children. The city covers not only the Peninsula, but also a pretty impressive place inland. Its population is about 50 thousand inhabitants. Every year it is visited by relatively few tourists.

The city arose on the site of the ancient city of Ruspina (Ruspina), but the exact location is sometimes identified with Monastir. Was founded in the eighth century Phoenician colonists, who arrived on the shores of Tunisia and later became part of the Carthaginian Empire. Thanks to the good location of the city developed rapidly and became a major trading port. After the fall of Carthage, the city belonged to the Roman Empire (II century BC). In 916 BC, the Mahdia was restored by one of the representatives of the Fatimid dynasty by the Caliph Obaid Allah, who proclaimed himself "the Savior", which translates as "Mahdi", hence the name of the city. Mahdia became the capital of Tunisia, and stayed with it until the XIII century by the Merit Obaid Allah was the construction of a powerful defensive wall 10-meter wide, which became the main protective structure of the city. Later they were attacked by the Sicilians (XI century), Arabs (XII century), the Normans (XII century), French (XIV century), the Spaniards (XVI century). During the French protectorate in XIX-XX centuries the city acquired the status of a major trading city.

All of the main places for sightseeing are located in the Medina and next to her. This is the main gate of the old town of skifa El kahla near them is the Archaeological Museum. The great mosque and the Fortress, without which no one Tunisian city. It will be interesting to stroll through the old port and the Cape of Africa, passing by vast marine cemetery. From the city you can also go on a short trip around the neighborhood and nearby towns.

There is almost no nightlife. However, Mahdia boasts some of the best beaches and white sand combined with the clear turquoise sea and the gentle sun. In General, it is more suitable for a beach holiday. In addition in the afternoon you can stroll along the waterfront, Snorkelling, scuba diving, horseback riding, Golf.

The city is reputed to be one of the biggest trading ports, so you can always enjoy a meal of fresh caught fish.

Weather, seasons in Mahdia

The climate in Mahdia throughout the year is very soft and comfortable. The average air temperature from may to September is 25 to 30 C, night time can drop to 5-7 With the water 23 C. In the cooler season of October, November and April the air warms up to 18-20 C; water to 15 C. The coldest months are December, January and February, the air to 15 C, the water is up to 12 With possible precipitation.

It is best to go to Mahdia in the summer, late spring or early autumn. But the trip in the winter (November to March) can bring a little pleasure, as though sunbathing, comfortable bathing and the heat have to forget.

Mahdia hotels, where to stay

Hotels in Mahdia is not much, only about 30, so in tourist season should make their reservations in advance. They are located along the coast Northwest from the Medina. The star rating for every request and budget. Most of the hotels located along the coast and have their own grounds with gorgeous gardens, pools, bars, restaurants, playgrounds and beach access and other amenities. As a rule, outside of the hotels nothing much to do. There are also a couple of cheap hotels and even studios for rent for 30-40$. At five-star hotels usually has its own thalassotherapy centres, for example: Golden Tulip Mahdia Palace, Iberostar Royal El Mansour, Mahdia Palace Thalasso, Vincci Nour Palace. Meals are primarily offered on an "all inclusive".

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Comments / recent posts on the topic on the forum
admin August 22, 2018

What kind of tales you write, "shed for animals". All published in this topic posts from "guests" are very similar to each other and some black PR against the tourism of the country. If all true, then register, describe your story in detail, add photos, and all this kind of nonsense, not similar to Tunisia. I though there was a long time ago, but anything similar did not face. But even if you have had some negative experiences,this does not mean that the whole country and all the people are bad. ...
Ника78 23 August, 2018
Was there five years ago, and this year, not impressed at all. Became much worse. The service is very spoiled. In dirty hotels, and beaches. Staff treated with contempt. It would be better to fly to Spain. ...
Natalia D. 26 August, 2018
And I went to Tunisia this year for the second time. Last year was on the island of Djerba, this year in Hammamet. Both times very much! If last year enjoyed the beauty of the island, the service and hospitality of the hotel, this time came to Hammamet, budget three. Yes, the hotel is different from the 4 and 5 key but we deliberately chose this hotel. What a wonderful tour, beautiful sea, clean beach. The attitude towards us, Russian is very friendly. All the Tunisians we smile and say how like Russian. I'm surprised reading previous reviews. Do not know can be due to the fact that we were friendly disposed, and therefore to us as the same...the Animators of the hotel was very upset when we left, helped us with our Luggage, took photos for memory, some left their contacts. No one touched, not abused, was not theft. The guests loved it!!! ...
Zlata August 30, 2018
All kind time of day!
Went this year in August.
Liked it very much. Yes, there are disadvantages. But tell me, where doesn't?! If you look for only the negatives, they can gather a whole bunch in any country.
What of the downsides? Garbage. Yes, he's everywhere. But it doesn't smell bad, as some write, it is scattered with plastic bottles, bags, paper. Here, however, and all the disadvantages.
As for the local population. So blame yourself. How You feel about them, and they to You. The backlash has not been canceled. So want to have You warmly and friendly greeted, be nice to them. Tunisians are hospitable, welcoming and friendly. There was not a single case of even evil and look in our direction. So, as the saying goes: "If face is crooked...." Read Krylov. Moreover, quite interesting to talk to. I will say a few greetings in their language, and they simply melt away, ready to help You with everything.
Everywhere you can meet the police, so security don't worry.
What to see in the country? There are a couple of good excursions:
1. Day trips to Carthage, Sidi Bou said, Tunis (the capital);
2. Two days into the Sahara, the Colosseum, Kairouan, an oasis of Chebika, salt marshes.
I recommend very beautiful pictures are obtained, and the information informative.
So, friends, do not look for the negative, that is enough in our hard life in Russia. Rest with pleasure and bring only positive emotions.
Good luck! ...
EdDDgAR August 30, 2018
Stay in principle bad can not be, and to learn something new is also very круто0 ...
Александр20082018 16 September, 2018
Vacationing in Tunisia in August, cockroaches in the room caught 2 times and 2 times on on the doors in the room about ants and aseret I vopsche silent. Lived in a Bungalow Aqua Park Spa 4ka . The Russians really don't like pesnite yourself that you are second grade. Will suit the Germans, the Europeans and automatically you are already standing behind them, and they serve out of turn. Went to Monastir and really quite messy, no wonder so many flies, who eat together from the same plate. In monastire us ran tunisis learn that we are Russian began to tell me how and where to go and where prices are cheaper, adding that Russian tourists 60% and if not they Tunisia would come kirdyk. This is the only Tunisian who was interested in Russian) . Yes, the tour is divided into foreigners and Russians together with the Baltic States. Impressions of the country are not unambiguous. But there is more than just not going. In Russian they understand when you want to. ...
Nadezhda Nikolaevna Sep 18, 2018
Hi all! Vacationing in Tunisia in Hammamet in September this year,the 4 star hotel Mirage.Think the rest will get what he wants.Settled immediately upon arrival without regard to the country,the staff is very friendly,all smiles,tried to talk,I ask how are you,like here or not.Was on 2 day trips in the Sahara.That's impressive.Drove almost throughout Tunisia,was a great guide,learned a lot.About the dirt guide also made explanations-the country is beginning to live again.By the way,yesterday went on the train to Paveletsky station.So on the way we saw so many abandoned debris that Tunisia never dreamed of.Take a look around,we, too, not all smooth and clean.And Tunisia the beautiful sea,the Sahara,with clean hotels and ordinary people,who also earn money in any way they can:sell,clean ,cook in hotels.By the way,the food was tasty and varied.A lot of fruit. ...
greekorn 19 September, 2018
Dear fellow citizens, always you will be treated the way you deserve))) Arrived in Tunisia alone, I went to the Gare de Tunis (railway station), and when I realized that at 8 PM in Sousse I can't go back (though I do not understand why), went on Stasen de luazh (on the bus) where just over 10 dinars very quickly left, got in 2 hours)) Roam on any streets, at any time and many people come to chat, say like Russia, constantly shouting "Russia" "Moscow" Saint-Petersburg" and the like))) Local cops in the amount of 4pcs, standing near his car in the square at night when nobody is around and there is no longer, waving, beckoning, well-chatted with them, laughed and I went to sleep with the road) And when you ambition and eternally disgruntled face something to ask or even appear anywhere and behave with people prinebrezhitelno and like a servant, it certainly would be awful for you, and everywhere))) And I want to say - sit at home or out in the countryside drove on vacation)) ...
Valena 17 October, 2018

Here I agree completely! Golden words! ...
Annarelli 8 August, 2019
Good afternoon.
Tunisia is an interesting country, and strange for our culture. As always there is a lot of positive , there are negative. But for the rest it is not mikroshemka of mold in the room to do, and try to relax, someone like seal on the beach, someone backpack behind and places of interest. There were kids last year in hotel Thapsus mahdija of the hotel is stated as a 3*, I liked everything and the sea and the hotel and catering and excursions planned, I do not like organized tours. This year we're going to the Sahara beach and I hope too it will be perfect. Did not notice the neglect of Russian, if you behave properly, then you will have the same attitude. ...