1 Day Excursion Salakta and Medina of Mahdia from Tunis
On a thin peninsula, small white houses crowd the edge of the water. Opposite, wonderful beaches of blond sand. A Turkish fort, a marine cemetery… Mahdia has a unique charm!
To enter the medina, We go under a long narrow porch - the Skifa Kahla -, a vestige of an ancient medieval citadel ... Then stroll through the old town with white houses and green doors.
With a little curiosity, you will find one of the weaving workshops where magnificent silk and gold or silver thread fabrics are made.
At the tip of the peninsula, next to the old marine cemetery, a magnificent panorama awaits you from the terraces of the Turkish fort.
Other historic places will punctuate your visit. Former Phoenician port, the site hosted in the 10th century the first capital of a Muslim dynasty promised to a great destiny, that of the Fatimids.
If you like the atmosphere of fishing ports, do not miss that of Mahdia: it is one of the largest in Tunisia. All around, excellent fish restaurants await you!
per adult from
8 to 10 hours
Hotel pickup available
What's included :
- Air-conditioned vehicle
- WiFi on board
- All Fees and Taxes
- Private transportation
- Entry/Admission - Mahdia Museum
- Entry/Admission - Fort Ottoman Borj El Kebir
What's excluded :
- This is a typical itinerary for this product
Stop At: Salakta, Salakta, Mahdia Governorate
The Salakta Archaeological Museum is a small museum set up within the ancient site of Sullectum, a port city south of Mahdia which was very prosperous in Antiquity and which maintained commercial relations with other Mediterranean ports, notably Italian ones. And it shows in the windows of this antiquarium.
The visit opens on a mosaic panel reproducing a poem (translated on a sign) that celebrates the benefits of swimming and the pleasures of life. Then, at the back of the room following the hall, another mosaic panel depicting a lion awkwardly executed but of impressive proportions:3 meters high!
Most of the objects exhibited in the windows of the 4 rooms that make up this museum come from the necropolis adjoining the museum and which, moreover, provided specimens of terracotta burials; Others come from ancient port facilities or from the Christian catacombs built in the basement in surrounding fields.
Duration: 40 minutes
Stop At: Mahdia Museum, Place du 7 novembre, Mahdia 5100 Tunisia
Installed at the entrance to the old town in old renovated town hall premises, this museum is as much a reflection of the general history of the country to which the city has contributed by a good chapter, as that, more specific, From Mahdia herself.
Under the first part, the museum returns to us, on the ground floor, objects dating back to Libyco-Punic and Roman-African antiquity while part of the floor is dedicated to the legacy of the Byzantine and Islamic. Greek civilization is represented by two marble columns, partly gnawed by mollusks and coming from a Roman wreck loaded with war booty that was wrecked off Mahdia and most of the cargo, recovered in the 1940s, is exhibited in the 'Mahdia' wing of the Bardo museum.
Under the second part, the floor gives us a large number of handicrafts (carved and painted woodwork, mosaics, ornate stucco, ceramics, earthenware, treasures, and jewels)
Duration: 40 minutes
Stop At: Mahdia's Old Town, Mahdia Tunisia
Mahdia, a city with a glorious past - it was the first capital of the Fatimid caliphs in the 10th century -, is built flush with rock on a thin peninsula. She pulls everything, its charm of its sapphire-colored sea, of its superb beaches, its medina and its
animation of traditional small town, the town of fishermen and silk weavers.
Duration: 2 hours
Stop At: Fort Ottoman Borj El Kebir, Mahdia Tunisia
This Borj, also known as a Kasbah, is a fortress that was erected at the end of the 16th century on the site of an ancient Fatimid palace and is considered to be one of the finest examples of Ottoman military architecture.
Founded on a quadrangular plan and later endowed with bastions of angles, the building is surrounded by a powerful wall originally pierced with a single entrance (after its reassignment for prison use, another access was there Built in the 19th century). This door gives access, by a vaulted and bent passage, to a courtyard on which give rooms, also vaulted.
At the southeast corner of this courtyard, an oratory of previous construction that has been saved and integrated into the building.
Duration: 30 minutes
Departure Point :Traveler pickup is offered
We pick-up all travelers From any address in Tunis Hammamet Sousse and Monastir
Departure Time :8:30 AM
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Hotel Pickup :
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Wheelchair accessible
- Stroller accessible
- Service animals allowed
- Near public transportation
- Infant seats available
- Transportation is wheelchair accessible
- Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
- Most travelers can participate
- This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
- Face masks required for travelers in public areas
- Face masks required for guides in public areas
- Face masks provided for travelers
- Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
- Social distancing enforced throughout experience
- Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
- Gear/equipment sanitized between use
- Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
- Guides required to regularly wash hands
- Regular temperature checks for staff
- Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
- You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
- For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.