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Il Giardino della Kolymbetra

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Address: Via Dei Templi 3, 92100, Agrigento, Sicily, Italy
Phone Number: +39 335 122 9042
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Beautiful and peaceful place . You can see a wide variety of fruit trees , vegetables and even artichokes. You will need to wear good walking shoes or sneakers as it is not paved... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
Pamela T
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Beautiful and peaceful place . You can see a wide variety of fruit trees , vegetables and even artichokes. You will need to wear good walking shoes or sneakers as it is not paved and you have a lot of stairs to get down there. No stroller or wheel chair accessible. Make sure to take a look at it if... More 

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Concord, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

After the heat of the afternoon, finally getting the Giardino was a welcome respite. It was beautiful and peaceful.

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Thank Sarah L
Boston, Massachusetts
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Although the gardens were filled with many different plant varieties, they weren't always labelled and we had already seen many on our walk to the temples. There are stairs to go down into the garden, but then going up those stairs, in a blistering sun is really not pleasant. Visit in the early morning hours or late evening.

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Thank ConsultantMom
Sweden
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The garden is very cozy to stroll around in. Planning a route less easy, not any good map. To visit the temple, you must cross railroad tracks. The line doesn't look busy... There was a lot of botanical info and the original watering system, which works to excellence, was very easy to observe. We like 'how things work' so just... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2016

thank god someone gave us the tickets for free because paying to see that... Nothing special. Not a nice garden.

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Thank Rattenmann
Milford, Delaware
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2016

The garden is part of the valley of the temples. There is an extra nominal fee for the garden. It is a bit of a hike down, and the ground is somewhat uneven, but there are rails. It showcases native fruits and flora. Quite a lovely spot, if you like gardens and plants.

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Richmond, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2016

The garden is set within the Valley of the Temples - these lush gardens are down a winding path that opens into a small valley with citrus and olive trees and a stream running through. It is a welcome respite from the sun soaked temples. There are masses of oranges, grapefruits and lemons on the trees - I have to... More 

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Naples, Campania, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2016

Known as the "Pool of the Gods" and located in the heart of the "Valley of the Gods" the lush gardens are full of citrus trees, olives, figs, prickly pears and a variety of other fruit trees like olives, almonds, pistachios as well as bananas, figs and plums and vegetables. Around every corner there's another spectacle to be admired. The... More 

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Alton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2016

Set within the Valley of the Temples the gardens are a haven of tranquility. The variety of species grown within is quite varied and the scents from the citrus trees alone makes the visit worthwhile.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2016

If you go in spring there will still be the heavenly scent of Orange and Lemon blossom, after visiting the valley of the temples this was a glorious way to end the visit - don't miss it.

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