Garden of the Kolymbethra in Valley of Temples

Garden of the Kolymbethra in Valley of Temples

Toni Pecoraro - CC4.0



Indirizzo: Valle dei Templi - Agrigento (AG)

Garden of Kolymbethra is an archaeological site of great naturalistic and landscape importance, located in a small valley in the heart of the Valley of the Temples in Agrigento.
It was built in 480 BC, at the behest of the tyrant Theron, and consists of a network of tunnels that ended at the foot of the city in a large tank called Kolymbethra, soon adapted to a fish nursery and frequented by swans and birds. This system, created to supply the city with water, has transformed the area into a thriving garden of Mediterranean plants.
The garden is located in the western part of the Valley of the Temples, in order to access this area you need to buy a separate ticket.

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