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Tickets for Kolymbethra Garden & Hypogea: Guided Tour

Explore ancient underground water systems and an UNESCO-awarded garden

Flexible ticket: cancellable up to 24 hours before visit date
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Duration: 40 minutes
Live guide: English, Italian
Smartphone tickets accepted
COVID-19 update
Due to the developments in the COVID-19 outbreak, we have extended our cancellation policy.

Overview

Highlights

  • Explore the underground tunnels and chambers of a 5th-century BC hypogeum in the Valley of the Temples
  • A guide will take you through the ancient aqueduct system while you can enjoy Kolymbethra Garden at your leisure
  • Rest under the ancient citrus and almond trees, taste exquisite fruits and marmalade, and enjoy a picnic lunch

Description

Explore a 5th-century reservoir, or hypogea, in Sicily's Valley of the Temples. This network of tunnels once provided water to Akragas (present-day Agrigento) and dates back to the city's construction in 480 BC.

Walk through cavernous tunnels with a helmet and flashlight on this guided tour. Then, return to the world of the living and enjoy the fragrant garden of Kolymbethra. This ancient garden is alive with lush orchards, rocky edifices, and copious cacti that have stood the test of time.

Insider tip

You'll need a ticket for the Valley of the Temples in order to take this tour. Check out our other tickets to get the most out of your time at ancient Italian attractions.

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What's included

Access to Kolymbethra Garden
Guided tour of the hypogea (underground chambers) in English and Italian

What's not included

Access to the Valley of the Temples
Additional info
  • Please wear comfortable shoes and clothing. You need to wear a helmet in the hypogea (provided onsite)
  • The garden has a picnic area with benches affording panoramic views

Cancellation policy

  • Cancellations are possible up to 24 hours before your visit date
  • Changes may be possible for this ticket

Instructions

  • The nearest ticket office to the garden is Porta Quinta. Please go there first and buy an entrance ticket for the Valley of the Temples
  • Once inside, go the entrance of Kolymbethra Garden and swap your smartphone voucher for a paper ticket
  • Make sure to arrive at least 10 minutes before the time of your guided tour

Venue

How to get there

Kolymbethra Garden
Via Panoramica de Templi, 92100 Agrigento, Agrigento
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Ratings & reviews

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Jul 18, 2019
We had a lovely time, the guides are fun and professional, and very interesting to see! Very worthwhile!
Sep 4, 2019
Visita bellissima. La nostra guida Danilo è stato bravissimo, competente e simpatico! Davvero complimenti. Un suggerimento per chi prenota: se siete già dentro la valle dei templi non dovete tornare in biglietteria per convertire il voucher ma andate direttamente al giardino della Kolynbethra!
Aug 29, 2019
Siamo arrivati alla Kolymbetra sotto un caldo torrido. La biglietteria ci ha mandato dagli speleologi che ci hanno fatto attendere altri ospiti.
Le guida sono professionali ma li avrei preferiti un po' più espansivi.
Il sito è da vedere. Forse meglio in primavera quando le piante sono in fiore.

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