The Kolymbetra Garden, of great archaeological and naturalistic importance, has come back to light after decades of abandonment. The origins of this garden date back to the era of Greek colonization. Diodorus Siculus narrates that the tyrant Terone entrusted the architect Feace with the task of designing a water system to supply the city. Part of this system ended at the foot of the city, in a large basin called Kolymbetra. Currently the Garden, which has an extension of 5 hectares, has been entrusted to the FAI, which has carried out the restoration of the vegetation allowing the identification of hypogea within the garden. The garden has many species of the Mediterranean scrub: myrtle, mastic, terebinth, phillyrea, euphorbia, broom. In the flat part you can visit a farm with lemons, mandarins and oranges of ancient varieties, irrigated according to the techniques of the Arab tradition.
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