The Giardino della Kolymbethra is a 5 hectare orchard in the Valle dei Templi. The whole area is irrigated by a hydraulic system of aqueducts and canals designed and built in 500BC and still in use. The garden had to be productive to feed the 200,000 inhabitants. The citrus trees are quite magnificent, lemons, limes, oranges and mandarins, as well as, numerous other fruit and nut trees. It was lovely to walk through, cool and shady on a hot, windy day, and dream of growing lemon and lime trees laden with such luscious fruit. Dream on!
We're an ordinary family of 5 dreaming, planning and now beginning our adventure around the Mediterranean (and further afield), having an awesome time! Look out for our boat and come and say hi.