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Il Giardino della Kolymbetra

Via Dei Templi 3, 92100, Agrigento, Sicily, Italy
+39 335 122 9042
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Via Dei Templi 3, 92100, Agrigento, Sicily, Italy
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife and I visited the Giardino della Kolymbethra adjacent to the Valle dei Templi in Agrigento during a two-week vacation in Sicily. The gardens date back to around 500 BC and the description at the entrance made it sound like we were about to...More

1  Thank Richard_Harpum
Reviewed 15 May 2017

This was an extra charge. Don't think it is really worth the visit. Uninspiring garden, a lot of it was sectioned off.

1  Thank mumbles999
Reviewed 12 May 2017 via mobile

The garden is an insight  to how the ancient greeks grew there plants and trees, with a sophisticated and advanced irrigation water system that runs through the working garden. Descending down some steep steps you will feel the coolness compared to the open site of...More

Thank Sizzily
Reviewed 17 April 2017

Beautiful, simple, giving you an insight to how gardens were kept by the Greeks in Sicily. The scent of this garden was a wonderful bones.

Thank Ayan G
Reviewed 12 April 2017 via mobile

I'm not a garden person generally but this was lovely. It's not a formal garden, its a collection of citrus trees, many in flower when we visited, smelling gorgeous. Worth the extra few euros on the temples ticket.

1  Thank Judy H
Reviewed 8 April 2017 via mobile

This is a nice spot to visit in conjunction with the temples. Buy your combination ticket ahead of time and save 2 euro. The gardens are lush, signage is tri-lingual and the scent of orange blossoms is wonderful. There are some steep steps entering and...More

1  Thank Zosia B
Reviewed 14 March 2017

This garden lies on the slope of a small brook, as it apparently has been doing since antiquity. In the garden, traditional trees, fruit trees and other argricultural products are raised, thereby preserving them.

Thank Judith S
Reviewed 3 March 2017

The garden is the last item you encounter walking south through the Valley of the Temples. It is a classic Sicilian garden replete with orange groves and almond trees as well as a pool fed by an aqueduct. Situated in a deep valley, the garden...More

2  Thank EricSkopec
Reviewed 12 February 2017 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...More

1  Thank Cortneyse14
Reviewed 10 February 2017

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.

Thank VikkiSammut
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Leon D
We are staying 3 nights in Agrigento (near centre) arriving from Palermo on Sat 23 May and leaving on Tues 26 May We do not have a car We plan to spend Sun 25 May a museum and temples Any suggestions for Mon 25th May open to anything from cooking course to seeing wild flowers or historical sites Any ideas and suggestions re transport would be gratefully received Leon
25 April 2015|
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Response from Leon D |
Dear Federica: Many thanks for your kind reply - that is something that sounds very nice - Leon
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