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Il Giardino della Kolymbetra

Valle dei Templi, Agrigento, Sicily, Italy
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Ranked #8 of 23 attractions in Agrigento
Type: Gardens
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London, United Kingdom
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52 reviews 52 reviews
22 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

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 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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59 helpful votes 59 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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Haddenham, United Kingdom
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52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2013

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

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London
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2013

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.

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Stuttgart, Germany
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

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

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New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2013

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

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2013

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.

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Zurich, Switzerland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2013

Very well kept, beautiful garden. Nice to walk around and enjoy the plants. Perfect place for a picnic.

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