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Address: Sardinia, Italy
Description: Located on the northern promontory of the Gulf of Oristano are the ruins...
Located on the northern promontory of the Gulf of Oristano are the ruins of Tharros, a Phoenician-Roman port city that was abandoned in the year 1000 AD.
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A special place

This is a stunning location, with everything from a Phoenician port through a Roman forum to a Spanish defensive tower. The views from the tower are worth the few extra euro... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 11, 2014
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Camberley, United Kingdom
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127 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Camberley, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
5 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

This is a stunning location, with everything from a Phoenician port through a Roman forum to a Spanish defensive tower. The views from the tower are worth the few extra euro, although there is something odd about walking around a 2000-year-old city while people sit on the beach. Whatever floats your boat, I suppose. Very much worth a visit, although... More 

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Carmarthen
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19 reviews 19 reviews
8 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

This is ok if you are interested in ancient culture, going back to 8th century BC. If you've the time there are quite detailed information boards as you walk round. Unfortunately the guided tour is only in Italian, yes I know it's Italy but with a little investment it could be more of an experience with audio tours in a... More 

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Abergele, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

Wandering through these ruins on a beautiful, sunny day, one is transported back to ancient times. You find yourself wondering what the inhabitants were like and what kind of work they did. It was my second visit (the first being in 2008) and you always find something new.

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Den Haag, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

Tharros itself is of course great, smart positioning of their cities, by the Phoenicians, but... a last impression at the bar makes you leave quickly with a bad memory, they simply made us Pay more than the drink lists state, and when you inform gently that this is not correct and that this can scare People Off of consuming more,... More 

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Nagoya, Japan
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Standing on the ruin of Tharros founded by the Phoenician, we are able to look at the beauty of blue sea, to linsten to the dialog between wind and wave, and to expand our imagination to the antique age.

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Alghero, Italy
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36 reviews 36 reviews
13 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014

probably Sardinia in a nutshell... history and natural beauty all at once... enjoy exploring the island's ancient times by walking past 3000 years old ruins, surrounded by breathtaking sea and scenery..

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London, United Kingdom
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73 reviews 73 reviews
52 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2013

I agree with many reviews below saying Tharros ruins are good but not so special, especially if you have already seen some of more famous ruins around the globe. However, in my opinion Tharros is worth a visit, can imagine it may get very interesting with a guide that can provide you with plenty of information about the site (was... More 

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Nagoya, Japan
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2013

The beauty of sea around Tharros gave me restfulness beyond verbal expression. I enjoyed to listen to the sound of dialogs between wind and water and smell the sea breath. The situation of Tharros made me consider the transience of life.

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Luxembourg District, Luxembourg
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92 reviews 92 reviews
12 attraction reviews
102 helpful votes 102 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2013

Totally uninteresting visit. Avoid. There are so many beautifull places in Sardenia. Here you fell you are a tourist they much press like a lemon.

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Rome
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24 reviews 24 reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2013

I read the negative comments below about this place and I want to put my view on this. I live in Italy and often visit archaeological sites. However, I would not compare it to any of them or the places I visited in Greece as each place is different and has its own charm. The beauty of this place is... More 

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