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Il Giardino della Kolymbetra

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Address: Valle dei Templi, Agrigento, Sicily, Italy
Phone Number: +39 335 122 9042
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Cool, Quiet Descent from the Temples Above

A short distance from the temple of Castor and Pollux is the path leading down to the Garden of Kolymberhra. The origins of this garden date back to 500BC. The garden was... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
San Carlos, CA
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San Carlos, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A short distance from the temple of Castor and Pollux is the path leading down to the Garden of Kolymberhra. The origins of this garden date back to 500BC. The garden was originally designed to supply the water needs of the ancient city of Akragas which had a population of 200,000. The water allowed for the establishment of a lush... More 

Thank oborozuki
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015

Nice ruins, but I prefer those in Selenunte better. These were very nice with some winding paths leading to the actual site from the parking area. Not sure if a good place for anyone with mobility issues.

Thank NikkiD64
Varese, Italy
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2015

This small oasis is very well kept and offers a relaxing break while visiting the Valley of the Temples. The vegetation is luxurious and varied but most important this place offers great views on the temples above. Crossing it (and the railway on its border..) the farthest temple in the valley can be reached. Indications can be much improved.

Thank DavideP76
London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2015

A little difficult to find within the temple complex but well worth it. A small charge at the entrance as its not included within the temple entrance fee.

Thank KenOuten
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30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

This ancient garden is set in a ravine where there is enough water and shade to encourage a wide variety of plants. It is adjacent to the site of the Agrigento temples and is a haven of peace and quiet away from the crowds and the heat. A must see .

Thank colin49uk
London U.K.
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28 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015

We were told about the gardens (more an orchard in British eyes) by the host at our b&b and decided to end up there after several hours exploring the magic of the Valley of the Temples. Delightful and relaxing - we took a book and spent some time on a bench or a rock reading and contemplating. Be aware of... More 

Thank Helen-Sarah48
West Sussex
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 259 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2015

A giardino segretto in every way, with no crowds and plenty of shade. We had a wonderful hour or so in the gardens, after spending time talking with the delightful woman who was taking money (it is a separate charge than the temples, though on site) and who had family in the UK. We were surprised that as National Trust... More 

Thank Skippy50
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2015

These gardens are a part of the ruins and there is a small entrance fee. While it is not really a very beautiful place, depending on when you visit, you will find oranges and some flowers. There are many old trees if you are interested. The garden by itself if unimpressive, but against the backdrop it could become interesting for... More 

Thank SagarVS
New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2015

Refreshing, feels like diving into a green oasis situated 200 feet down from the scorching sun that is beating down the valle dei templi plateau. See (and touch) every citrus known to the island. Cool. A must.

Thank NYC-piano
Bologna, Italy
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69 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2015 via mobile

A very well managed garden by FAI; ticket is a few euros, not included in the one of the valley of the temples. Most of the trees and vegetation has also its type indication, making it an interesting destination to explore local species. Also some ancient aqueduct channels are visible. A suggested stop by during the visit of the valley... More 

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