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Archaeological Area of Tindari

| Comune di Patti, 98060 Tindari, Sicily, Italy
+39 0941 369023
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Wonderful ancient city site

Easy enough to find. We took the Patti exit from the motorway and got a return bus ride to the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Rod F
Royal Wootton Bassett, United Kingdom
Full of ancient history :)

Besides it's incredible ocean views, this archeological site is the place to go for people who... read more

Reviewed 1 December 2016
Cristy M
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30 Nov 2016
“Full of ancient history :)”
15 Aug 2016
“Ruins at tindari”
| Comune di Patti, 98060 Tindari, Sicily, Italy
+39 0941 369023
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Easy enough to find. We took the Patti exit from the motorway and got a return bus ride to the site. This was one of the last Greek colonies founded in Sicily in the early C4th bce. It was later a major Christian ecclesiastical site....More

Thank Rod F
Reviewed 1 December 2016

Besides it's incredible ocean views, this archeological site is the place to go for people who always like to learn about times before us... it's full of interesting information and trasures found from the ancient Tindari times.

Thank Cristy M
Reviewed 27 August 2016

Most visitors to Tindari come to view the shrine to the Black Madonna. But, gentle reader, there is more.... Not terribly well signposted (take the left corner out of the square opposite the steps to the shrine past the souvenir shops) and no more than...More

3  Thank SummeryDave
Reviewed 16 August 2016 via mobile

Whenever I visit tindari, I spend the day there. Have something to eat and relax and enjoy the day. Walk around the ruins and explore. Definitely worth a visit.

2  Thank rojo306
Reviewed 10 April 2016

Difficult to find as sign posting terrible but worth the effort just for the mosaics and views. The theatre would be great to see a play in the summer

1  Thank Rita B
Reviewed 2 January 2016

Tindari is a hidden gem in the midst of all of the beauty that is Sicilia. It is like a mini Pompeii and it looks as though there is still plenty more that is being excavated. The only issue we had (and it's our fault...More

2  Thank Murphster1997
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...More

1  Thank keithmalin
Reviewed 4 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....More

1  Thank Nick J
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...More

1  Thank rubipool
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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Andrea A
Cruise ship lands in Messina should what's the best way to get to Tindari?
30 June 2015|
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Our cruise ship lands in Messina, we want to got to Tindari, what's the best way to go? There are 4 of us