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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
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
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
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
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.
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.