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Mahdia, 40,000 inhabitants, is the main fishing port of Tunisia, 450 km south to Tunis, 300 km north to Gabès. It is especially fishing dusky grouper, Epinephelus guazao (mérou noir in French, mennani ahmar or merot in Arab), gilt head sea bream, Sparus aurata (dorade in French, aura or gerraf in Arab) and pilchard, Sardina pilchardus (sardine in French). The fish market is held every morning in the covered market and is a must see.
Mahdia has a long history that began with the Phoenicians but the city has suffered so many destructions that their remains little of its far away past. However, the city has not been yet invaded by tourists and the medina is worth the visit as well as the Ferhat Ached Boulevard.
There are now very few boats sailing with the ancient so called Latin sail that was used around the whole Mediterranean... more travel advice
This second ship-owner's house has almost the same look. The design if the wall tiles is different from one house to an... more travel advice
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