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Il Giardino della Kolymbetra

Valle dei Templi, Agrigento, Sicily, Italy
+39 335 122 9042
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Ranked #5 of 26 attractions in Agrigento
Type: Gardens
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37 reviews 37 reviews
8 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

We really enjoyed our visit and would recommend going there. It's a little oasis of green after the heat and crowds of the temples (which are fantastic). British National Trust members do indeed get in free on production of a NT card. I don't think you're supposed to pick the fruit though National Trust member or not!

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Singapore, Singapore
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18 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

The original gardens would've been spectacular, however the current garden does not reflect that. Picnic area (pay extra EUR2) is very run down and not comfortable for a picnic should you decide to do so.

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

spectacular setting in ravine, lovely fruit trees, interesting info about the efforts to restore garden and propagate a range of fruits that once grew there in abundance

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Melrose, Massachusetts
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4 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

This was a great find once we actually found it. We came back our second day to see if we could find it, and sure enough it was hiding in plain site. It's 4 euro each to get in, but well worth it to help maintain this nice garden. You get to see all kinds of citrus, pistachio, almond, olive... More

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São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil
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8 reviews 8 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014

If you like gardens you need to go. Really different, beautiful with a lot of lemon, orange and others citrus fruits. It is not easy to find, cost us more then one hour! But it is not difficult (when you know...). The entrance is in front of Demeter temple, if you leave you car in the temple parking is just... More

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Sutton
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25 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2014

the gardens are hidden in the small valley with the stream in the middle you hae to pay extra to get there, but it is worth the price Orange and lemon orchards, almond and olive groves provide a unique experience of ancient life Scent of flowers buzzes with bees, but they are very peaceful and concentrated on the job, so... More

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London, United Kingdom
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70 reviews 70 reviews
23 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

not much visited this garden is a true oasis and a perfect addition to the temples of Agrigento. Easter is the perfect time for a visit as the many orange and lemon trees are flowering and one is allowed to eat oranges at will too. Great views, peaceful, enchanting! Yes, one has to pay extra to visit it, but the... More

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014 via mobile

I was initially reluctant to go down the steps to the garden but iam glad that I did.a quiet, cool place to pick your own fruit at no cost. Free membership for british national trust members.

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Nottingham
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2013

A lovely little garden, good value and a peaceful retreat away from all the crowds in the Valley of the temples

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Anacortes
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61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2013

After walking around in the Valley of Temples on a hot muggy day after a thundershower, we stumbled up this amazing garden. We felt exhausted going down the steps to the entrance, not sure we could even appreciate a garden. However, we were met by a young enthusiastic woman who told us about the garden and it's history, convincing us... More

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