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Il Giardino della Kolymbetra

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Address: Via Dei Templi 3, Agrigento, Sicily, Italy
Phone Number: +39 335 122 9042
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An amazing hidden paradise

Probably the world's most ancient and refined site for the art of landscaping. Almost 25 centuries old, this well restored and cared unique garden is situated within the... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Riccardo C
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Probably the world's most ancient and refined site for the art of landscaping. Almost 25 centuries old, this well restored and cared unique garden is situated within the historical Valley of Temples in Agrigento, Sicily. It is definitely worth the visit, you will enjoy the variety of fragrances of plants and herbs, from jasmine to rosemary, including a magnificent collection... More 

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Zurich, Switzerland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 28, 2016

We visited the garden as part of a guided tour and found the place full of fruits and herbs. Magnificent place, worth to visit

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 23, 2016 via mobile

Worth the visit, loads of fruited trees and the oldest olive tree in existence. Only 3 Euro entry. Not worth the drive to the area unless you're going to the Valle de Templi.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 9, 2016 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 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2016

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 bubbles Reviewed September 6, 2016 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 bubbles 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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2 of 5 bubbles 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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1 of 5 bubbles 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 bubbles 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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