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Tharros

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Interesting ancient site

We really enjoyed our visit to Tharros. We agree it is not as spectacular as sites like Pompeii... read more

Reviewed July 20, 2013
milesopie
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Paignton, United Kingdom
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Archeology and beautiful nature

Ancient ruins of Roman-Punic city, facing one of the most beautiful sea spot and beaches in the... read more

Reviewed August 13, 2012
Andre M
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Los Angeles, California
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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 July 20, 2013

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...More

Thank milesopie
Reviewed March 19, 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...More

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Reviewed August 13, 2012

Ancient ruins of Roman-Punic city, facing one of the most beautiful sea spot and beaches in the peninsula of Sinis. Advice: Visit it in the low season, when there is no much crowd.

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Reviewed August 11, 2012

We drove 3 hours from northern Sardinia for the day in order to see the famous Tharros ruins. It was certainly worth the drive, but not as impressive as the ruins of Athens or Crete. It was an extremely hot 100-degree day so we waited...More

1  Thank BethCagnol
Reviewed August 5, 2012 via mobile

Tharros is a large expanse of ruins. Very interesting and easy to get round. It can be very hot and is open and exposed be prepared for that. There is a €7 entry fee and the car park has to be paid for. There are...More

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Reviewed July 16, 2012

There are multiple parking options - don't get stuck in the large car-park just because you think thats the parking. There is some closer to the site but to be honest there is a little bit of walking involved wherever you park - but there...More

3  Thank CocoaBelle
Reviewed June 13, 2012

The site is worth a visit but the water & beaches are amazing. So make sure you go swimming while you are there....The water is calm and so clear. It's absolutely Fantastic. The beach was very quite when we visited in late May as most...More

2  Thank JimmyGDublin_Ireland
Reviewed June 29, 2011

Good to know: you can park closer to the site than you may think on first glanse... The site itself is interesting for it's stratigraphy, because of the ongoing habitation: The Phoenicians built their settlement upon a nuraghic village (bronze-age), where they founded a 'tophet'...More

1  Thank seolram
Reviewed October 18, 2006

The setting is the best thing about Tharros. The ruins sweep up from a sheltered bay near the end of a peninsula. The other side of the peninsula is battered by crashing waves. You get best view when you climb the spanish tower, very inspirational....More

5  Thank peoplepower
Reviewed September 29, 2003

My first visit to Tharros was in 2000. I have friends in Cabras that I stay with, which is about 7 minutes from Tharros. Tharros is one of those historical places that still has the energy left from its creators...the Phoenicians and the Romans. You...More

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