Beautiful archaeological site
Tharros, an archaeological site on the west coast of Sardinia, encapsulates millenia of history, to fascinate and charm those who visit it. First documented in the 8th century BC as a Phoenician trading town, the oldest remains actually date back to the Nuragic civilisation. In later centuries it was also inhabited by Carthaginians and Romans.
The countless monuments that will leave you speechless include two necropolises - the southern and northern - in which thousands of artefacts, with grave goods rich in ceramics, jewellery and amulets, were found. Admire also the Temple of Demeter, named after a terracotta statuette depicting the goddess, the Tetrastyle Temple, which still retains some of its majestic columns, the K Temple and the Baths complex.
Finally, between the 16th and 17th centuries, several coastal towers were built along the coast at the behest of the Spanish Crown to signal pirate raids. Today, a breathtaking panorama overlooking the Mediterranean can be enjoyed from here.