Welcome to San Giovanni di Sinis & Tharros
Straddling a dramatic headland framed by blue-green Mediterranean waters, the Area Archeologica di Tharros is one of Sardinia’s most thrilling archaeological sites. Tharros was a major city in ancient times and its ruins today make for a haunting sight as they tumble down the promontory to Capo San Marco, the southernmost point of the Sinis Peninsula. Try to visit early in the morning or just before sunset when the site is at its quietest and most atmospheric.
Access to Tharros is via the small town of San Giovanni di Sinis, 1km to the north, which is home to one of Sardinia's oldest churches.