Tucked away like a precious jewel between Sousse and Sfax, this lovely port modestly conceals its prestigious and illustrious past. Mahdia was proclaimed the capital of Tunisia in 921 as its proximity to the sea made it a strategic military settlement. You will be reminded of this as you pass through the 10 metre thick wall which functions as the gate to the city. Inside the walls a labyrinth of narrow streets lead to charming squares where you can sip a cool drink whilst soaking up the exotic allure of this ancient fortress. Mahdia is renowned for its turquoise waters and safe swimming.