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“Much imagination needed - but a lovely site”

Archaeological Area of Tindari
Ranked #2 of 3 things to do in Tindari
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Reviewed 16 October 2015

To get to the archeological ruins at Tindari (Tyndaris) you need first to get to the vast sanctuary dominating the landscape and then drop down past all the tacky stalls. Officially you need to park at the bottom of the hill and take the shuttle bus up, but all visitors were ignoring the no entry signs when we went, and just kept going all the way up to the small car park by the sanctuary itself.

The ruins themselves are scattered across a vast, peaceful area, largely given over to nature, but apart from the remains of a sacred building and a house you do need to use your imagination, doubtless reaching the conclusion that "it must have been big"- which it was. There are plenty of other much more spectacular sites dotted across Sicily, but if you find yourself on the north coast spend an hour or so at Tindaris.

There are a couple of places where you can get something to drink, but most of the stalls are selling religious paraphernalia.

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Reviewed 3 September 2015

Entrance fee was a very reasonable €4 per adult (children <16 are free). Plenty to see - ruins, mosaics and the amphitheatre itself. Feels like a mini Pompei. You can really get a sense of how the town was laid out across the landscape etc. Well worth a visit.

1  Thank Nick J
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Reviewed 31 July 2015

The archaeological area of Tindari had quite a few Greek and Roman ruins to see, as well as a small museum with artifacts and a history of the area. There were paths winding around the ruins, which included a theater, a "basilica" and numerous other buildings. One of the best parts was that we basically had the place to ourselves. We visited on a Saturday afternoon, and we only saw a handful of other tourists. No lines and hoards of people here---you are free to roam around the ruins and enjoy at your own pace!

1  Thank rubipool
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Reviewed 7 July 2015

This archaeological area reminded me of Pompeii but 100% less crowded and of course smaller. It is well worth the 4 euros and the views and photo opportunities are plentiful. Highly recommend!

2  Thank Matthew P
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Reviewed 29 May 2015

Billed as "ruins" but there was much to see. Well worth spending a few hours walking around and looking at remarkably well preserved buildings and beautiful mosaics. The scenery is also breathtaking. Great views of the island and the local vegetation.

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