Best Activities in Mahdia


Mahdia is a city full of hundreds of activities to practice. So which activity should one practice first ?

Find the best activities to do in Mahdia in Tunisia. We present you the good plans of outings, strolls and discoveries which will interest you and embellish your holidays.

Quad ride

Go on a quad adventure on a track of several kilometers in the heart of a wild nature. During this walk, you will enjoy the beauty of the white beach sand of Mahdia.

Fricassee & Chabatis

In the heart of the city of Mahdia, along the corniche, you will come across a good summer and family atmosphere with fast food and popular restaurants. Feel free to taste the little Mahdia sandwiches, the fricassés and the chabatis which are very delicious.

Horse riding

Enjoy a horse riding through a unique circuit that combines with beach and countryside. You will ride your oriental horse at your own pace; Gallop for riders or trot with assistance for beginners.


Do not forget to visit the medina, the old town of Mahdia to discover the flagship monument of Mahdia, Skifa kahla, the souks, the great mosque and finally the big fishing port. You will also find a museum next to Skifa kahla monument.

Water sport

If you are fond of sports, all along the beach of the touristic area of Mahdia, you will find several types of water sports such as paddle boating, windsurfing, jet skiing, parachute, skiing …


The number one activity in Mahdia is swimming and sunbathing. Mahdia has one of the most beautiful beaches in the Mediterranean, why should you do without ?

Great Friday Market

Do not miss the big Friday market in Mahdia downtown, near the port, where you can find lots of nice things. You will be surprised by the size of the market, the smells and the colors of the spices that will transport you into . another magical world. One shouldn’t forget to discover the pottery handicraft.

Pirate ship

Enjoy a sea pirate ship ride with unforgettable moments of pleasure thanks to the animated pirate show. The captain will invite you aboard his ship, an authentic replica of pirate ships of the 18th century !

Scuba diving

The SUBWAY diving center will introduce you to the seabed of the Mahdia region, with a fauna and flora typical of the Mediterranean Sea.
You will discover its drop offs, its caves and its four magnificent shipwrecks where large groupers and schools of amberjacks (liches) evolve.


In Tunisia, the activity of thalassotherapy is now directly behind France, ranked 2nd worldwide. In Mahdia, we recommend the Thalasso Spa & Kneipp center located in the heart of the Golden Tulip Mahdia Palace hotel in the touristic area.

A Visit of an olive oil mill

Mahdia is renowned for the quality of its olive oil and has nearly 150 oil mills in the region.So, it’s worth visiting an olive oil mill.


Want to link the strikes?
As a couple, with family or friends, you can have fun in the Mahdia bowling alley and enjoy its friendly setting, its 6 competition tracks, its restaurant-bar and its sea-view terrace.

Mahdia marine Cemetery

Mahdia has one of the most famous marine cemeteries in the world, located by the sea on the west side of the Mahdia peninsula. It is simply sublime !

El Jem Amphitheater

40 km away from Mahdia. It’s one of the largest monuments in Tunisia, the amphitheater of El Jem is a Roman amphitheater. It is one of the best preserved in the world, even more than the Coliseum of Rome !

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