Tharros

Tharros, Sardinia: Hours, Address, Tharros Reviews: 4.5/5

9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
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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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James L
Stuart, FL102 contributions
Lovely Seaside Setting
Dec 2019
If you like ruins, you will love Tharros. Remote ocean side setting, a bit of a trek to get there but worth every km. Easily accessible, with walkable tracks and paths and superb signage in most places, Italian and English that provide sufficient explanation of the ruins.Worthwhile to download a more comprehensive guide before you go, if you require additional detail. Also note that insect repellent might be in order, the mosquitos were not swarming but were were annoying
Written December 21, 2019
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HaNosseah
Basel, Switzerland251 contributions
Great history, great views, great hiking
Oct 2019
Tharros really has it all. The ancient site has a nuraghe and a much later Phoenician-Punic town that was subsequently settled by the Romans. Archaeological excavation is still going on so not everything is open at all times, but there's more than enough to see (some of the explanatory signs need to be repaired, however!). The views from the town out to the sea are breath-taking. We decided to hike up the lower path to the lighthouse (make sure you have a pair of stout walking boots or shoes because the path can be steep and narrow) and then down the main road back to the archaeological site. Probably not more than 60-90 minutes in all.
Written October 29, 2019
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lorenzaccio_91
Gif-sur-Yvette, France17 contributions
very interesting but little explanations!
Oct 2019
The place is vast with a lot of ruins to visit but most panels are sunwashed or absent, and the leaflet given at the entrance is outrageously short. We were frustrated by the lack of explanations and it seems that we missed the amphitheatre (was it barred ? or simply not indicated ?). They make no effort to give information to the visitors. There are some guides though but not when we arrived. We would have had to wait for 1 hour to get one. We left before.
Written October 26, 2019
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Customer Bramley
Guildford104 contributions
Wonderful location with very good beaches nearby
Sep 2019
Tharros is a wonderfully romantic site, with very easy access. An extensive site, there is a lot to take in and worth taking a guide if available. Stunning location, tumbling into the sea. We visited late September and it was extremely easy to wander around and it's hot but bearable. High summer, I'd recommend early morning or end of day. Close paid parking, and although you could probably do it in an hour, it's worth giving yourself two hours to just enjoy the location; there was a parking attendant on hand who had change but I don't know if they are there all the time so worth having a small bag of Euros. If there are tour buses, it's a big enough site that you can easily avoid the crowds. Coffee bar / restaurant was fairly busy but there was shade and quite a few seating areas, there are loos, a small gift shop. Very nearby, within walking distance is a very nice sandy beach which can be accessed near the entrance to the site. Also in the drive through to the area there are salt flats with numerous birds
Written October 8, 2019
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Jana C
Prague, Czech Republic4,052 contributions
Great location
Sep 2019
Nuragic settlement apparently existed in the Bronze Age here, followed by the Phoenicians. Later it was inhabited by Punics and then by Romans. Guide would be a good option if you really want to know the details. Excavations are still happening and most of the artifacts can be found in the Archaeological Museum at Cagliari. Make sure you have a hat and a bottle of water as it gets really hot.
Written September 16, 2019
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MrMagoo010992
Ilkley, UK9 contributions
Fascinating site
Aug 2019 • Family
Fascinating site with ancient history going back through multiple civilisations who each adapted it to their culture and needs. Stunning location at the end of a spit of land, the western side with fantastic but windswept beach (hence uncrowded), the leeward beaches protected but busy. Plenty of restaurants near the beach. Recommended.
Written August 27, 2019
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Laura G
Newport Pagnell, UK1,114 contributions
Good to wander round but need a guide
Aug 2019 • Family
This is a great place to wander round partly due to its stunning location
We went on a day when it was 37 degrees , advise to go when it is not as it was just so sweltering
Ideally need a guide to know what bits are what and to make sense of it all.we didn’t have one and cause of that it was just looking at a lot of stones without much idea what they were
The setting does allow you to imagine what it was like but I still recommend a guide
Written August 5, 2019
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David E
Conwy, UK194 contributions
Fascinating archaeological site
Jun 2019 • Couples
Tharros is on the coast just north-west of Oristano and is a fascinating place. Some of the site is still being excavated and, although there is a leaflet/map provided and the individual areas are numbered, you really need to buy a guide book to fully appreciate the layout and usage of the site. The entry fee includes access to the Spanish Tower, which gives great views of the stunning surrounding scenery. There is a book/souvenir shop at the entrance. The beaches next to the site are beautiful and there is adequate car parking together with several cafes and shops.
Written July 3, 2019
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fjane84
Island of Malta, Malta658 contributions
Very ruinous and hard to understand
May 2019 • Couples
This Roman and Phonecian site has so much history but I was a bit disappointed with this attraction as there is very little in the way of explanation of the ruins, way of life, pictures to show reconstruction of the buildings etc. This made it confusing and difficult to understand. It seemed like they were in the process of refurbishing it so maybe sometime soon it will be better.
We got the joint ticket which included the watchtower and small museum, though i wouldn't say those are essential if you have already seen artefacts in larger museums in Sardinia.
The area around is beautiful and good for picnics.
Toilets and drinks available at ticket office.
Written June 15, 2019
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Ian L
Warminster, UK317 contributions
A good visit but needs a guide
May 2019 • Couples
This is so unrestored that little makes sense without a guide. Perhaps it may become a new Ephesus in time but it needs much more work
Written May 6, 2019
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