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Il Giardino della Kolymbetra

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Address: Valle dei Templi, 92100, Agrigento, Sicily, Italy
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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.

Reviewed 1 week ago
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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.

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Reviewed 1 week ago 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.

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Mons, Belgium
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 exiting the garden so sturdy shoes are a must.

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Utrecht
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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.

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Carmona, Cavite, Philippines
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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 offers a cool respite from the direct sun and would be a pleasant spot for... More 

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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 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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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.

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Valencia, Spain
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Reviewed 25 January 2017 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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Reviewed 28 November 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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Reviewed 29 October 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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