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Tharros

Sardinia, Italy
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Ranked #136 of 602 attractions in Sardinia
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites
Owner description: 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... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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Nagoya, Japan
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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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68 reviews 68 reviews
50 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 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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4 reviews 4 reviews
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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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Waterloo, Belgium
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85 reviews 85 reviews
12 attraction reviews
87 helpful votes 87 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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23 reviews 23 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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London, England
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131 reviews 131 reviews
37 attraction reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2013

After a long drive from Alghero and based on good recommendations from various sources, I was very disappointed with this site and would not be in any hurry to go back. Even the beach was average, despite its great location. In its defence, it was very windy the day I visited.

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Newton Abbot, United Kingdom
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43 reviews 43 reviews
13 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2013 via mobile

We really enjoyed our visit to Tharros. We agree it is not as spectacular as sites like Pompeii, Rome etc - it is small and compact. If you are staying within a reasonable drive of Tharros it is certainly worth a visit but not as your main reason for visiting Sardinia. When you arrive keep driving until you get to... More

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Aarhus, Denmark
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106 reviews 106 reviews
13 attraction reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2013

On our trips around the world we like to visit ancient sites and when visiting Sardinia we was told that this place was special, and special it was - in feeling that our time cold have been spent much better elsewhere. Don't spend your time visiting this site

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Wiesbaden, Germany
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37 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2013

If you've seen several ruins sites before, this one isn't overly impressive. If you have some time, this is a neat site to check out. You can see at least three different civilizations in one small area. There is a neat tower that was closed (we were not there during the proper season), the ruins, which can be followed with... More

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