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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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If you are visiting the Valley of the Temples, make time to visit the Garden of Kolymbethra, a small valley filled with orange, mandarin and lemon trees and other Sicilian fruits... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 26, 2015
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Ottery St. Mary, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

If you are visiting the Valley of the Temples, make time to visit the Garden of Kolymbethra, a small valley filled with orange, mandarin and lemon trees and other Sicilian fruits and vegetables typical of ancient irrigated gardens and landscape. It’s free to enter IF you belong to the UK’s National Trust – just show your membership card.

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Traverse City, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

Restored to magnificence, make time to poke your head in here when visiting the Valley of the Temples, worth it!

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Toronto, Canada
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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