Mahdia, Tunisia

Mahdia, a city built at the beginning of X century. as the capital of Tunisia to the Fatimids, now a quiet port town and the center of the province with a population of about 40 thousand people. It is famous for fishing, silk weaving and olives. Located between Sousse and Sfax, he is one of the most picturesque towns in Tunisia. In Mahdia many historical attractions, including the ruins of the ancient Punic city (arisen previously Mahdia), the Fatimid era port, the first Fatimid mosque (X c.) And Ottoman fort of the XVI century.