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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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Green garden in the middle of Valley of the Temples

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Varese, Italy
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Varese, Italy
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

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 6 days ago NEW

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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27 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 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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642 reviews
230 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 252 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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430 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 490 helpful votes
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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2015

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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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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6 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

Found this garden through the Temples route not long before Hercules and the exit. Very nice to see it being restored to how the vegetation would have looked. The evening we visited they were putting on a night of classical music but we did not stay although tempted as we were unsure of how we could exit in the dark... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

A poor garden setting on a steep hill which is not special in any way and frankly is not worth the €3 entrance charge. However the redeeming feature is a nice view from the bottom of the garden of the three column remains of the greek temple.

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