is a fishing village that looks enraptured at the Mediterranean as the sea kisses its limits. A place where time seems to pass at a different pace and where anything seems possible from sunrise to sunset. Home to fishermen, merchants, goldsmiths and silk weavers, charm oozes from this little piece of paradise in Tunisia which has yet to be discovered by mass tourism. Some locals gather on the harbour to watch the boats arriving with their cargoes of sardines, anchovies or mackerel at high tide. Some boats come, while others go, busy with their daily tasks, and others, painted in bright colours, await their turn, rocking patiently in the waves. From the fort to the cemetery, through the medina with its narrow streets full of charm and along its beautiful beaches of sapphire coloured water: everything in Mahdia breathes tranquility, tradition and history.