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Il Giardino della Kolymbetra

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Address: Valle dei Templi, Agrigento, Sicily, Italy
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Very extend and everything is almost destroyed so you are going to see rocks and more rocks. Long walk and ia hot even in winter.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
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Valencia, Spain
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Puyallup, Washington
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The temples were an amazing value at 10 euros. I spent hours walking around admiring the beauty and ingenuity of the construction and location. I really wanted to enjoy Kolymbetra, but it was quite disappointing. The ticket was 5 euros, and there was very little to see (a bunch of citrus trees and not much else). I walked all the... More 

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Sliema, Malta
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The temples were really worth a visit but the garden was a let down. Not worth the walk down. Lots of orange trees and peaceful and cool but not really a good attraction.

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Valencia, Spain
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Very extend and everything is almost destroyed so you are going to see rocks and more rocks. Long walk and ia hot even in winter.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 27, 2016

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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London, United Kingdom
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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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