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Tharros

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A nuragic city that overcame centuries.

An ancient nuragic place. Phoenician city from the 8th century BC. Then Carthaginian, after... read more

Reviewed August 31, 2017
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Rome, Italy
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A feast for antiquity lovers

Thorros is a relatively extensive area which includes not only the remains of an ancient... read more

Reviewed August 13, 2017
Mary N
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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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Reviewed August 31, 2017 via mobile

An ancient nuragic place. Phoenician city from the 8th century BC. Then Carthaginian, after conquered by the Romans. Its 19th-century plunder enriched the collections of world famous museums.

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank giorgiocannella
Reviewed August 13, 2017

Thorros is a relatively extensive area which includes not only the remains of an ancient settlement, but a necropolis and a watch tower, as well. The panoramic views of the beaches and sea from various locations in this complex are a marvelous plus. The tour...More

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank Mary N
Reviewed July 21, 2017

At the tip of a narrow peninsula with sweeping views (and beaches) on both sides, this primarily appears as a Roman city but is built on 16th C BC Nuraghic village of semicircular huts, then occupied by Phoenicians from the second half of the 8th...More

Date of experience: July 2017
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Reviewed July 19, 2017

Remains of a Phoenician city at a nice location. Not many complete houses, but foundations are well preserved.

Date of experience: July 2017
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Reviewed July 17, 2017

We decided to go and take a look at Tharros as we have seen other sites further south which were amazing. This wasn't quite as good and suffered from a lack of English speaking guides. We opted just to look round ourselves, which I am...More

Date of experience: July 2017
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Reviewed July 15, 2017

The site is well preserved and stunning. It is a fair walk from the car park so best to get the little bus/train to get here especially in the heat. suggest plenty of anti bug spray, the flies bite and hurt. If possible visit the...More

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank rickfug
Reviewed June 9, 2017

Probably excellent if you are into archeology but it is just another pile of stones. Well worth the walk up to the tower which offers good views of the site and towards the end of the peninsula. Great location

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank Warwickchef
Reviewed May 25, 2017

A really interesting archeological site. We had a very informative guide who showed us some of the main items of interest. You really need a guide to make the most of your visit. There is quite a long walk from the coach/car park to the...More

Date of experience: May 2017
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Reviewed May 12, 2017

The historical site is not much left, but the tower on the hill is very nice. Also a very nice beach on the other side of the bay, the one with big waves. I didn't exactly expected this place in Sardegna, I thought is all...More

Date of experience: June 2016
Thank Robert K
Reviewed April 27, 2017 via mobile

To find such a site on the far west coast of Sardinia was not what I expected. It's extensive, if very degraded. Still worth a look.

Date of experience: April 2017
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Anne B
Richmond-upon-Thames, United Kingdom
for days in Sardinia (1 Replies)
What to do? I have booked flights for four nights in Sardinia at the end of June. Have booked to fly to Alghero because it was the cheapest option, and have booked car hire, but I have no idea on hotels. We are a family of four, all adults, and this holiday is a special birthday treat. I like the look of the Su Gologne hotel at Oliena, (we all like walking) but the google map tells me that it will take four hours to drive there, which seems like quite a lot of driving for such a short trip,...More
February 10, 2007|
Travelbug22
New York, New York
Alghero and beyond (2 Replies)
I am visiting Alghero and want to take a snorkeling trip out on a boat, any recommendations? I would like to visit Tharros and am having logistics problems, I cannot find out their openning or closing times, any ideas. Can I swing by after hours just to look. What ancient sites are near Alghero. I am not there for long so I was mostly just going to the beach, anything I'm missing? Thank you for any assistance. I have found a lot of general information but almost no specific information...More
June 25, 2009|
Response fromTravelbug22|
I am only able to stay two days I know not enough time but the best I could do this time.
robgraham
Gold Coast
Another itinerary question (7 Replies)
I've only just started reading the Sardinia forum and have read a few post regarding itineraries. We will have 12 days in June and would like to get a feel for the life there without rushing around too much. We also plan to hire a car. Coming from Australia, we're used to long distances between places but realise this isn't the case in Sardinia. We also have good beaches so the itinerary isn't all beach based. I'm not sure if I'm planning too much or too little, so any help would be...More
November 18, 2015|
Response fromdancingbrave|
Looks a great itinerary! Even though no distance between those 4 base locations is more than a couple of hours, you'll really get a feel of being in a completely different area at each one - their terrain is quite diverse from one another. The only thing I would perhaps consider tweaking is the amount of nights spent in Oliena as there is a fair bit to see & do in that area.. I would take perhaps one from either or both the Sinis or San Pantaleo nights thus 3-2-4-3 or 3-2-3-4 ...More