Giardino della Kolymbethra, Valle dei Templi (AG) | Ph. Vincenzo Cammarata © FAI

Giardino della Kolymbethra

An earthly paradise in the heart of the Valley of the Temples

Giardino della Kolymbethra Eng


Every day. Opening time changes according to the seasons.

Ticket prices

Adults €7 - Reduced (aged 6-18) €2


+39 335 1229042

Located inside the Valley of the Temples, Kolymbethra Garden is a shaded corner of paradise, where centuries-old olive trees prosper and where the citrus fruits flood the Valley of the Temples with their fragrances. An exceptional garden, where nature is merged with history. You can enjoy a walk on your own or opt for one of our wonderful experiences.


Opening times

The Kolymbethra Garden is open to the public every day at the following times:

Jan, Feb, Nov, Dec 10:00-14:00
Mar, Oct 10:00-17:00
Apr, May, Jun 10:00-18:00
Jul, Aug, Sept 10:00-19:00 (from mid Jul to mid Sept 10:00-21:30)
Last entrance half an hour before closing

If events are being staged, the time may be subject to change

  • Adults: €7
  • Reduced (aged 6-18): €2
  • Children aged 0-5: free entry
  • Students (aged 19-25): €5
  • Family: €15 for 2 adults and 2 or more children (6-18 years of age)
  • National Trust members*, residents of the Matera Local Council area*, those with a disability + 1 companion: free entry

Groups: for group rates minimum 20 paying people and reservation, please click here
On Tuesdays it is open by reservation for groups and schools (minimum 20 people), with an extra-time ticket of €100 to be added to the entrance ticket.
During events the price may be subject to change and for FAI and National Trust members supplement on event charge will apply

Getting here

The Kolymbethra Garden is located inside the Valley of the Temples. The nearest entrance is Porta Quinta. If you are by car, there is a wide toll parking.

By Bus
You can take the bus number 1 and 2 from the train station (Piazza Guglielmo Marconi) or number 3 (Via Vittorio Emanuele). The bus stop is “Templi Porta V” and it’s 400 mt from the Valley entrance. It takes 20/25 minutes.
Agrigento is well connected by train from Palermo and Caltanissetta or by bus from Catania and other cities.

Guided tours & Group visits

Guided tours are available with prior booking for groups (maximum 50 people) in Italian, English, French, German and Spanish
> €50.00 per tour guide
For information and bookings, click here

Visits by schools
School visits are also available: for information, please write to


The Valley of the Temples offer several opportunities of toll parking. The nearest is Porta V.


At Kolymbethra Garden you can see the original “product” of our famous marmalade. We produce marmalade of blood orange, blond and bitter, lemon, bergamots.
You can find local handicrafts, gifts for your children and the typical food products from our property in Sicily, Umbria and other regions in Italy.
Purchases from the bookshop make a tangible contribution to supporting the work of FAI.

Pic nic

The Kolymbethra Garden is the perfect place for a pic-nic.
We offer 60 seats with three slot times (at 12:15, 13:15 and 14:15). Take a rest from the Valley of Temple and enjoy your lunch with us. You can have your pocket-lunch or reserve it with us.


The paths are dirt tracks, but are accessible by strollers/pushchairs and, as such, partial visits are possible (taking in only the flat section of the garden). Such visits can only be carried out by prior booking (call +39 335 1229042) to organise access via the northern entrance of the garden. Those with disabilities must always be accompanied by their companion.

Good to know

- Free wi-fi is available
- Comfortable shoes are recommended
- Dogs allowed on a leash

The Kolymbethra Garden

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