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Tharros

Opens in 26 min: 9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
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Interesing ruins

Great place to visit where you can combine time on a beach with wandering round ancient ruins. It... read more

Reviewed August 25, 2015
EBCath
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Northamptonshire, United Kingdom
Amazing view

If you are around - go there! amazing views and a great beaches nearby. Go to the spanish tower... read more

Reviewed August 8, 2015
Ymym65
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Tel Aviv, Israel
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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 September 9, 2015

This was an interesting location and the Roman ruins are worth a visit. We didn't stay for very long but you could spend an hour or three exploring and enjoying the water here.

Date of experience: September 2015
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Reviewed September 8, 2015 via mobile

Interesting Roman remains. The site is interesting as the excavations show how a Roman settlement was set out. Idyllic location by the sea but the Roman columns have improbably been reconstructed. The dacilities on the site are pretty basic. Subject to these limitations it is...More

Date of experience: September 2015
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Reviewed August 25, 2015

Great place to visit where you can combine time on a beach with wandering round ancient ruins. It can get quite hot and there is little shade, so take plenty of water on a hot day! Nearby bars and restaurants are places where lots of...More

Date of experience: August 2015
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Reviewed August 8, 2015

If you are around - go there! amazing views and a great beaches nearby. Go to the spanish tower, too. We loved it!

Date of experience: July 2015
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Reviewed August 7, 2015

tharros was after nora the second historical city we visited. because there are no shadowzones we arrived in the early morning time, because the temperatures are still bearable. tharros was built up 800 jears b. c. by the phoenician culture. during this time the "tophet"...More

Date of experience: July 2015
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Reviewed July 27, 2015

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...More

Date of experience: July 2015
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Reviewed July 13, 2015 via mobile

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.

Date of experience: July 2015
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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.

Date of experience: July 2014
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Reviewed April 21, 2015 via mobile

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...More

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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...More

Date of experience: July 2014
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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