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Area archeologica di Tharros, San Giovanni di Sinis

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Tharros (also spelled Tharras, Archaic Greek: Θάρρας, Hellenistic Greek, Tarras or Tarrae, Τάρραι) was an ancient city and former bishopric on the west coast of Sardinia, Italy.

It is currently a Latin Catholic titular see and an archaeological site near the village of San Giovanni di Sinis, municipality of Cabras, in the Province of Oristano. It is located on the southern shore of the Sinis peninsula, which forms the northern cape of the Bay of Oristano, by the cape of San Marco. Tharros, mentioned by Ptolemy and in the Itineraries, seems to have been one of the most important places on the island.

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  • 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...  more »
  • 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...  more »
  • A must see. Very beautiful ancient ruins by the pristine water of Sardinia. Really spectacular. Don't miss a visit at the top of the Spanish Tower and a swim at the local beach to cool off after sightseeing.
  • It is a really sight-seing but the site organization is awful. Nor signs neither indications to understand the archeological value of the place, nevertheless you get charged 6.50 euros.

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