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Tharros

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Address: Sardinia, Italy
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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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Tharros ancient city

We went to Tharros on a hot July afternoon, and the location was simply stunning with the sea on both sides. The site was interesting and even had standing columns, well worth a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 13, 2015
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King's Lynn, United Kingdom

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Carlisle, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

As a Roman site it did not match some of the sites I have visited but it was a good day out especially combined with a visit to the nearby beach. It is very good value as sites go but make sure you you include the visit to the Museum.

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King's Lynn, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

We went to Tharros on a hot July afternoon, and the location was simply stunning with the sea on both sides. The site was interesting and even had standing columns, well worth a visit.

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Tolmin, Slovenia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

Very interesting place on a peninsula with a lot of historical ruins. If you climb some metres higher you can have a nice view around.

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Reigate, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

A very special place to visit whilst visiting Sardinia. A great historic story to tell that you can actually see unfold in front of you. For me, the audio guide is a must and this brings it all to life. Brilliant! Watch out thought, I can imagine it would be very hot there in the summer as it was quite... More 

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Camberley, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 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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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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 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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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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 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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Address: Sardinia, Italy
Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Sardinia

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