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Il Giardino della Kolymbetra

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Exciting and adventurous

Our family took a tour of the quiet citrus garden in the former kolymbetra, artificial pool. The... read more

Reviewed 15 August 2018
Princeton, New Jersey
So unusual. Have a catered picnic

Another must experience. An ancient reservoir created in the 5th century BC as part of an... read more

Reviewed 16 July 2018
New York City, New York
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Via Dei Templi 3, 92100, Agrigento, Sicily, Italy
+39 335 122 9042
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Reviewed 1 week ago

See my very detailed visit notes to the Valley of the Temples. From my perspective, it wasn't worth visiting but others may disagree or find it interesting.

Thank JGandIG
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

These gardens are part of the extensive Valley of the Temples, and are described by some as the most exquisite gardens of Italy. I wouldn’t go that far! Yes, they are nicely designed, and offer a welcome bit of shade and freshness after a visit...More

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Reviewed 15 August 2018

Our family took a tour of the quiet citrus garden in the former kolymbetra, artificial pool. The highlight of this tour is walking through an underground pathway, dug out of the local rock and used for water transport. This is a super cool thing to...More

Thank AAML68
Reviewed 16 July 2018 via mobile

Another must experience. An ancient reservoir created in the 5th century BC as part of an irrigation system made up of 75 km of of tunnels which is now a garden composed of lemon, almond, grapefruit trees and olive trees. Also, zucchini, tomato, rosemary an...More

3  Thank Ritz1165
Reviewed 9 July 2018

Lovely green spot in the hot sand of the Valley of the Temples, but honestly go to the seashore nearby instead for a cool seabreeze and delicious seafood.

Thank haohuangpianist
Reviewed 18 June 2018

The garden is situated within the Valley of the Temples historic site, but is administered by a different organisation - hence you have to pay a separate, additional, entry fee to go in, which is a bit of a disincentive, especially as the temples themselves...More

2  Thank warrensue2016
Reviewed 23 May 2018 via mobile

While visiting the Valley of Temples, a visit to the Kolymbetra Botanical Gardens was recommended. I really don't believe it is worth a separate admission....it is basically full of citrus trees and lots of mosquitos and small annoying gnats. I'd pass.

Thank Mags52vancouverWA
Reviewed 27 April 2018 via mobile

Entering in this garden is like arriving in Eden. ...a perfume of oranges and jasmine all around....The gardens are very beautiful and passing through it you can see the temple of Vulcano . You need to buy z separate ticket, that costs 6 euro.

Thank ElenaP2205
Reviewed 22 April 2018 via mobile

The garden is beautiful and interesting. It made for a cool break from visiting the temples. But it is mainly an arboretum with citrus trees. And definitely not the most beautiful garden in Sicily!

Thank bangsibear
Reviewed 12 March 2018

Apparently this tree is hundreds of years old and is an olive tree. Guide was trying to explain to group i was interested as i love trees wow it is very large

1  Thank bevalt52
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Leon D
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Dear Federica: Many thanks for your kind reply - that is something that sounds very nice - Leon