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Il Giardino della Kolymbetra

Via Dei Templi 3, 92100, Agrigento, Sicily, Italy
+39 335 122 9042
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Exciting and adventurous

Our family took a tour of the quiet citrus garden in the former kolymbetra, artificial pool. The... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
AAML68
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Princeton, New Jersey
So unusual. Have a catered picnic

Another must experience. An ancient reservoir created in the 5th century BC as part of an... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Ritz1165
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New York City, New York
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“citrus trees” (13 reviews)
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Via Dei Templi 3, 92100, Agrigento, Sicily, Italy
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"citrus trees"
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"national trust"
in 7 reviews
"ancient aqueduct"
in 2 reviews
"stream running"
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"splendid garden"
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"steep steps"
in 3 reviews
"separate ticket"
in 2 reviews
"definitely worth the visit"
in 2 reviews
"combination ticket"
in 2 reviews
"temple complex"
in 2 reviews
"entry fee"
in 2 reviews
"lemon"
in 12 reviews
"scent"
in 8 reviews
"fai"
in 5 reviews
"plants"
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"irrigation"
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"flora"
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Reviewed 4 days ago

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

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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

3  Thank Ritz1165
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Reviewed 10 July 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.

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Reviewed 18 June 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

1  Thank warrensue2016
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Reviewed 23 May 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.

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Reviewed 28 April 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.

Thank Elena P
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Reviewed 23 April 2018 via mobile

The garden is beautiful and interesting. It made for a cool break from visiting the temples. But it is mainly an arboretum with citrus trees. And definitely not the most beautiful garden in Sicily!

Thank bangsibear
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Reviewed 12 March 2018

Apparently this tree is hundreds of years old and is an olive tree. Guide was trying to explain to group i was interested as i love trees wow it is very large

1  Thank bevalt52
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Reviewed 9 March 2018

It's confusing: signs from inside of the Valley of Temples to get to the garden. I descended, took a few pictures on the way but I was eventually asked for a ticket. I showed my ticket but a lovely English-speaking young lady told me that...More

1  Thank WAW-YMX-YUL
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Reviewed 5 December 2017

We are told that this tree is 300 years old. It is a great specimen of an olive tree situated within the park that surrounds the valley of the temples. You may see several as you walk the area

Thank Bear H
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