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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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A welcome respite

The gardens were an extra €5. It was a welcome respite from the valley of the temples and you could see a lemon orchard, wild olive trees, grapefruit trees and sugar cane. It only... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The gardens were an extra €5. It was a welcome respite from the valley of the temples and you could see a lemon orchard, wild olive trees, grapefruit trees and sugar cane. It only took 30 mins to walk around- not suitable for people with mobility issues. Avoid the toilet at all costs!

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Sintra, Portugal
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

After a long walk down the valley of the Temples it was quite a respite to enjoy the shade under the trees in this man-made valley. The spring still runs cool fresh water (do not drink!) and you get a sense o quiet privacy almost like an oasis.

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Paris, France
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Andrea Camilleri mentions twice the new reformed garden on his book " la pazienza del ragno" - the patience of the spider. Nice collection of Mediterranean flora. Not enough information to visitors, deficient infrastructure.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2016 via mobile

Since it is at the end of the visit to the temples, you will be too tired to enjoy. Otherwise it would be a nice visit.

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Thank Enrique S
United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2016

the garden is nice but after having walked trough the other park is but tiring, no benches in the shade. You need good knee, the steps are high.

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London, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2016 via mobile

The gardens are inside the valley and apparently you can only enter it with a joint valley + garden ticket for 13 Euro (garden itself is 3 Euro). We went in the evening to tour the Valley of the Temples. The gardens were closed and their staff told us to come back the next morning, explain that we couldn't see... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2016 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 July 19, 2016

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

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016

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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Sweden
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2016 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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