A lovely little garden, good value and a peaceful retreat away from all the crowds in the Valley of the temples
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
I do hate having to travel a long way down steep steps to find the ticket office displaying the entry price for the first time. 4 Euros, which is cheap enough. The gardens are beautiful and peaceful, but a far cry from the Garden of Eden Paradise it is supposed to be. However, a pleasant enough interlude to the nearby... More
A calm and tranquil garden in a valley next to the temples. Cool and shady with lots of different citrus trees and ancient olives. The running water in the ancient irrigation system was very soothing.
We visited the garden in August. I think it is good that the local environment movement has build up again after it was neglected for so many years. I had expected some areas to sit down and rest under trees or near a pond with some flowers, but it is not like some other botanical gardens we had seen elsewhere.... More
After visiting the Valley of the Temples we stopped in here as it is on the same grounds. It is a worthwhile place to see. Seek it out as it is a little hard to find. There is a small admission fee. A pleasant walk down a hill along paths through native plants, vegetables, citrus and almond trees all around... More
Not easy to find the entrance to this precious garden. But it is a must see. Laying in a creek a being taken care of by some enthusiasts teke an hour and walk through. See all the mediterranean plants and read from where these originally came from and who brought them to Sicilly. You will be surprised.
Very well kept, beautiful garden. Nice to walk around and enjoy the plants. Perfect place for a picnic.
The gardens are beautiful and peaceful. They are hidden from view when you walk around the Valley of the Temples. You have to pay separately to visit but we felt it was worth it.
At first, with there being an additional charge, we thought we might skip visiting the Gardens of Kolymbetra. This would have been a terrible mistake. The site is in fact separate from the Valley of the Temples, it being run by FAI (Italian Environment Fund), and yet it is absolutely integral to one's experience of the antiquities above. Actually they... More
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