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Il Giardino della Kolymbetra

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These gardens are at the far end of the Valle die Tempi.They are down in the old quarry where all... read more

Reviewed October 13, 2018
Ilkley, United Kingdom
Fertile valley

A good symbol of a Fertile valley, at small scale what the Mesopotamian one could have been... read more

Reviewed September 29, 2018
Bucharest, Romania
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Via Dei Templi 3, 92100, Agrigento, Sicily, Italy
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Reviewed October 13, 2018

These gardens are at the far end of the Valle die Tempi.They are down in the old quarry where all the stone was drugged out for the temples and town above.You go down steep slope/steps and there is an entrance fee.You can also pay extra...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed September 29, 2018 via mobile

A good symbol of a Fertile valley, at small scale what the Mesopotamian one could have been. Initially a pool, then a garden, now still a garden, the trail is nice.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed September 16, 2018

See my very detailed visit notes to the Valley of the Temples. From my perspective, it wasn't worth visiting but others may disagree or find it interesting.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed August 26, 2018 via mobile

These gardens are part of the extensive Valley of the Temples, and are described by some as the most exquisite gardens of Italy. I wouldn’t go that far! Yes, they are nicely designed, and offer a welcome bit of shade and freshness after a visit...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank OlivierFromBrussels
Reviewed August 15, 2018

Our family took a tour of the quiet citrus garden in the former kolymbetra, artificial pool. The highlight of this tour is walking through an underground pathway, dug out of the local rock and used for water transport. This is a super cool thing to...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed July 16, 2018 via mobile

Another must experience. An ancient reservoir created in the 5th century BC as part of an irrigation system made up of 75 km of of tunnels which is now a garden composed of lemon, almond, grapefruit trees and olive trees. Also, zucchini, tomato, rosemary an...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed July 9, 2018

Lovely green spot in the hot sand of the Valley of the Temples, but honestly go to the seashore nearby instead for a cool seabreeze and delicious seafood.

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed June 17, 2018

The garden is situated within the Valley of the Temples historic site, but is administered by a different organisation - hence you have to pay a separate, additional, entry fee to go in, which is a bit of a disincentive, especially as the temples themselves...More

Date of experience: June 2018
2  Thank warrensue2016
Reviewed May 22, 2018 via mobile

While visiting the Valley of Temples, a visit to the Kolymbetra Botanical Gardens was recommended. I really don't believe it is worth a separate admission....it is basically full of citrus trees and lots of mosquitos and small annoying gnats. I'd pass.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Mags52vancouverWA
Reviewed April 27, 2018 via mobile

Entering in this garden is like arriving in Eden. ...a perfume of oranges and jasmine all around....The gardens are very beautiful and passing through it you can see the temple of Vulcano . You need to buy z separate ticket, that costs 6 euro.

Date of experience: April 2018
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Il Giardino della Kolymbetra - wheelchair accessible? (1 Reply)
Does anyone know if the paths in Il Giardino della Kolymbetra are wheelchair accessible? I have a strong motorized wheelchair, so I don't necessarily need a paved path - just not paths with steps or made of very loose terrain that my chair will get stuck in. Thanks, Bruce
February 20, 2013|
Response fromVagabonda|
Welcome to Sicily bhomis! Unfortunately Il Giardino della Kolymbetra isn’t wheelchair accessible – There are steps from the start, and although a few paths may be acceptable, overall you would not be able to maneuver a wheelchair. Here are my photos - tripadvisor.com/…25470004 Vagabonda