Beware getting hassled into shops, say no and mean no. Haggling is a must. some lovely shops but wouldn't want to go there at night.
Mahdia center. The shops are very nice. Peopole are freindly . The beach is very nice and i like eat in the restaurant CHEZ ALI . The market fisch and fruits are very nice.
Small enough but charming shopkeepers. Great place to buy jewellery and and pashmina scarves. Touris office at entrance.
After a seemingly interminable train journey from Monastir (105 mins but it stops everywhere) I found myself on the main street of Mahdia, not the old town. I really liked this: it was a bit dirty and dilapidated but the schools were just coming out, people were on the street and I felt very comfortable as if I was experiencing... More
Beautiful old town fully recommend the train excursion with tour guide.only 2 hours long . Only problem is the rude shop keepers insulting tourists to try and get them into their shops . Lovely old buildings and busy markets and harbour
It is very quiet and peaceful little village with lots of little shops to visit. Lots of places to roam around and plenty of food outlets to grab some food.
Beware of spontaneous "guides" coming to you, telling you that they saw you in your hotel in Madhia Tourisic Zone and that they work there! These guys are professional cheaters making "guiding" you around before forcing you to visit a boutique and buy expensive products! Just ignore them and go on your way : Madhia's Medina is easy to explore... More
The market is a rip off, the streets are full of rubbish which is rarely cleaned. The historical town consisted of just 1 building that we could find.
In fairness not a lot to see and not a lot of shops but if you go in on a Friday there is a market on but beware CHAOS it is one of the worst markets I have had the pleasure of visiting cars and mopeds driving about and local women pushing you out of the road "SEEN IT BUT... More
Thhis is obviously an up and coming vacation spot for the beaches and sea exclusively. Value for money is great as long as you don't get ripped off by the locals who make it their business to try! They don't understand 'no' unless you're very firm.
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