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Il Giardino della Kolymbetra

Address: Valle dei Templi, Agrigento, Sicily, Italy
Phone Number: +39 335 122 9042
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Ranked #10 of 24 Attractions in Agrigento
Type: Gardens, Nature & Parks
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Type: Gardens, Nature & Parks

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Toronto, Canada
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55 reviews 55 reviews
42 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

The garden is just besides the site of the Temples, and actually among other functions, it provides a pathway to one of them (temple of Vulcano). It was a garden even in the times of the Temples themselves, when they were built ... so nicely brought back to life. It is situated in one of the valleys that make up... More 

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North Palm Beach, Florida
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67 attraction reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

Nicely identified plants and trees. Mostly you walk thru a citrus grove in a valley you can see from main park. Very pretty walk with some history imparted along the walk.

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Norway
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111 reviews 111 reviews
42 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

This garden looks like a part of the Vally of Temples, but is really something apart. Your have to pay extra to get in to see this collection of trees and other plants.

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Switzerland
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21 attraction reviews
133 helpful votes 133 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

If you are not a fanatic of lemon trees, you can easily pass your way. This garden cannot compete with the temples above it. It's a pure loss of time.

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20 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 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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20 helpful votes 20 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
4 helpful votes 4 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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37 helpful votes 37 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
12 helpful votes 12 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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33 helpful votes 33 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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