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“Tharros Archaeological Site”
Review of Tharros

Tharros
Ranked #144 of 1,976 things to do in Sardinia
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Owner description: 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.
Reviewed October 4, 2018

Tharros is one of the best archaeological sites in Sardinia according to the guidebook we were using and we weren't disappointed.
It's quite a large site which you can't see until you have walked up the hill to the ticket office.
We purchased tickets to see the site and visit the watchtower.
Definitely worth seeing the views from the watchtower as you can see the whole site and the surrounding sea and beach areas.
There are guided tours available but we chose to tour the site by ourselves. The only negative comment that I have is that the information boards throughout the site need replacing. They have been weathered and faded by the sun and a lot of the information is barely legible.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank jgalwaysonholiday
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Reviewed September 7, 2018

This is really many different settlements and temples in one place, separated by quite a walk. It is best seen on a cool day, when it is not too hot. The sites are on a peninsula which has some rocky promontories, and you need a map to orientate yourself to the best things to see. I think the best parts are those at the far end, where there is the foundation of a Phoenician temple of the 4th century BC, perhaps older. There is extensive car parking, bars, cafes, restaurants and toilets which cater or all tastes and needs.

Date of experience: September 2018
2  Thank Cromagnon53
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Reviewed August 14, 2018

I am fond of historical sites. First I took a look in the museum in Cabras and later on went to Thallos so see the site. Besides this site I walked to the end of road which was a beautiful small walk (0,5 hr each way) with great views. It was warm, but I just walked straight into the water when I finished the walk.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank schmidt2011
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Reviewed July 25, 2018

We went at sunset when it was closed. Swam in the sea and walked up to the tower. 5 minutes later we were running for the car, flapping our arms like windmills. Had more bites than skin left and itched for over 48 hours after our visit. Be aware, be very aware!

Date of experience: July 2018
2  Thank amaistrello
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Reviewed July 16, 2018 via mobile

Quite elaborate site, but as the remains are limited you need imagination to picture it. However, there are two thermae buildings, and the remains of the Main Street. Site has been used for a very long period by multiple civilisations. Location is splendid. You can park very nearby if you are lucky, just pass the main park area.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Reisaapie
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