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“beautiful but abandoned archeological site” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Il Giardino della Kolymbetra

Il Giardino della Kolymbetra
Valle dei Templi, Agrigento, Sicily, Italy
+39 335 122 9042
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Ranked #10 of 24 Attractions in Agrigento
Type: Gardens, Outdoors
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“beautiful but abandoned archeological site”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2012

its a pity visiting this so very archeological site also abandoned by the Sicilian government. Who knows how long its going to resist the government indiference.

Visited May 2012
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“Ahh... the smells”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2012

Beautiful gardens with magnificent smells. Peaceful and relaxing after seeing the temples

Visited May 2012
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“A change from temples”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2012

It was pleasant to walk in olive, lemon, orange and mandarin groves and see the different kinds of flora indigenous to Sicily. It's certainly not a formal ornamental garden, not quite a botanical garden, but after a full day of temple-visiting, this rests the eye. The woman who tends the stand and offers fresh orange juice is very pleasant.

Visited April 2012
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“heaven on earth”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2011

we were visiting the valle dei templi and had no idea there was a garden that could be visited; we did see the orchard down below as we were visiting that part of the valley, and upon seeing it thought it would be amazing to go down there, when suddenly we found ourselves in front of the entrance and realised that indeed it could be visited, for the very affordable sum of 2 euros, which not only gives you access to the whole area (which is rather large), but also lets you taste the delicious fruit grown in the orchard (the oranges weren't ripe yet, but we had lots of truly delicious mandarins).
without exaggeration, stepping into this orchard is like entering another realm from long ago (at least in low tourist season), it was so quiet and the vegetation so bountiful and luscious... we felt totally refreshed at the end of our walk, full of beautiful images, scents and fruit
definitely a place to visit if you're already in the valle dei templi !

Visited November 2011
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