Via Passeggiata Archeologica, 33 92100 Agrigento (Sicily) − Italy
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JP Moser Stayed Here!
Enveloped by The Valley of the Temples archaeological park, a UNESCO World Heritage site, Villa Athena is situated only 200 meters from the Concordia Temple, an ancient Doric masterpiece and one of the best preserved Greek temples outside of Greece.
A stately residence from 1972 Villa Athena, after a conservative restoration to maintain the architectonical style of the villa, became a hotel in the beginning of the XX century.
The Hotel Villa Athena has recently undergone a meticulous restoration in order to gain a more comfortable status, redesigning public spaces, suites and junior suites with breathtaking views of the Temples and the lovely private gardens of the villa.
Today Hotel Villa Athena offers the hospitality, the comfort and the services of a five star luxury property.
A sojourn at Villa Athena enables discerning travelers to immerse in history and in the myth, testified by the eternal suggestion of the temples.
The everlasting magnificent Sicily with its riches and magic sensations is here, rewarding those connoisseurs in search of an enriching experience.
Guests will be welcomed at this ancient Villa by the typical distinguished Sicilian hospitality: the discreet service will fulfill the most discerning travelers requests.
The only 5-star hotel situated within the Archaeological Park of the Valley of the Temples, which UNESCO has declared a World Heritage Site, with an exclusive direct entrance.
A magnificent residence of the end of the 18th century, it is at the same time a custodian of the classical traces that may be discovered almost everywhere, like in some treasure trove.
Situated 200 metres away from the Temple of Concordia, a true masterpiece of Doric art dating back to the 5th century B.C., Villa Athena is a place which transcends time and space, where nature art and beauty have been merging together for over 2,500 years in the presence of the gods.
A Sicily dating back millennia can be found here.
In the morning, feast on a sumptuous breakfast made up of sweet and savoury delicacies.
The mini cannoli, which are filled on ordering with fresh ricotta cheese, and the freshly-squeezed orange juice are incomparable.
The car park, to which all our guests can accede, is free and under video surveillance.
At Villa Athena you can surf the web freely through our wireless network, available both in your rooms and in the common areas.
Villa Athena is a pet-friendly structure. We willingly accept your pet animals free of charge if of a small size.
Please let us know if you intend to travel with your four-legged friend so we can arrange the best welcome both for you and for them.
The location is not enough to make the stay excellent. What is also needed is a team of trained professionals who are polite but at the same time genuinely passionate about their work. Villa Athena offers a concierge service, available 24/7 to satisfy your every wish. They can organize guided excursions, romantic dinners, beach trips, a surprise for your partner. Nothing is impossible in the city of Gods.
Restaurants and bars
There are two restaurants open both at lunch and at dinner at Villa Athena: Terrazza degli Dei, with its breathtaking view of the temples, and for a cocktail, there is Federico II, an open air bar. Gluten free and vegetarian menus are also available.
The new and exclusive SPA is ready to pamper you with the best treatments using Carita by L’Oreal.
For treatments that restore both the body and the spirit
Swimming pool and garden
Admire the Temple of Concordia from our fresh water swimming pool, surrounded by the solarium area with sun loungers and umbrellas.
Have a panoramic swim at sunset to recover from the excursion of the day, immersed in the enchanting scents of our garden, which includes a citrus grove, age-old olive trees, prickly pears, palms and a small Mediterranean kitchen garden.
ENRICH YOUR GASTRONOMICAL PASSION BY JOINING OUR COOKING CLASSES WITH THE VILLA’S CHEF
“Hands on” pasta
Demonstration class with our Chef on different traditional fresh pasta with the preparation of typical Sicilian recipes
The "Inspector Montalbano" cuisine
Realization of typical Sicilian dishes taken from the collection of the Sicilian detective stories writer Andrea Camilleri
Visit our herb garden with the Chef, pick some and realize a three-course menu
Realization of the classic recipe of arancini and its evolution to the present day, with new fillings all strictly made in Sicily
Typical Sicilian pastry
Historical recipes route of Sicilian pastry like the “Cannolo” and the “Cassatelle” from Castellamare del Golfo, Trapani
Vegetable & fruit Carving
First level vegetable and fruit carving, production of flowers, leaves and small garnish to enrich dishes
Classes are held upon request and availability, they last about two hours, depending on the chosen type and usually they begin at 3 pm.
20 SQM – MAX 2 GUESTS
The elegance of this room will not disappoint the most demanding guests.
It will be your best choice if you want to stay in the Valley of the Temples at a convenient price without forgoing a five-star service.
25/30 SQM – MAX 3 GUESTS
With a View of the spectacular Greek Temples or the hotel’s private garden, the superior rooms offer ample spaces or a breathtaking view.
Some have a walk-in closet, while others have an external terrace where you can take in the myriad scents of the Mediterranean garden
25/30 SQM – MAX 3 GUESTS
These rooms offer the best view of the Valley of the Temples.
Enjoy the enchanting panorama from your terrace and let yourself be enraptured by this unique experience.
25/35 SQM. – MAX 3 GUESTS
Only in this room are you guaranteed to have a frontal view of the Temple of Concordia, which is so close that it seems it can almost be touched by hand.
30/35SQM – MAX 3 GUESTS
These small suites are designed for those of you who love ample spaces and terraces that look out onto a Mediterranean garden.
35/45 SQM – MAX 4 GUESTS
The suites at Villa Athena represent the most comfortable choice for your stay.
Some have a Turkish bath and private terrace from which can be admired the beauty of the vestiges of the Greek age.
35/45 SQM – MAX 4 GUESTS
Characterized by comfort, the family suite can include a third or fourth bed at no extra cost..
50 SQM – MAX 4 GUESTS
This magnificent suite with terrace is named after our beloved former President of the Republic, Carlo Azeglio Ciampi, who stayed here.
If you wish, it could represent a most symbolic and exciting choice.
60 sqm – max 4 guests
Gazing frontally at the Temple of Concordia and at the whole temple hillside will make you feel as if time and space have stood still.
It is a unique sensation that only the guests of the Villa Suite have the privilege of feeling.
Enjoy then the best of the best from your extra large terrace or from your Jacuzzi.
Villa Athena SPA is the result of the transformation of an ancient building which was used for the storage of wheat and oil made from olives harvested in the surrounding Valley of the Temples.
It is built around an ancient Greek cistern in which water was collected. Traces of the Roman and Christian periods are still evident and continue to narrate the history of this ancient site.
Ancient earthenware dating back to the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries have been recovered and restored and find their greatest splendour inside our SPA, where culture, technology and expert manual techniques come together in a surprising way.
In the refined wellness area, the best manual techniques are coupled with an extraordinary synthesis of colours and aromas, in harmony with the fruits of the Valley: from the sweetness of the almond to the vigorous aroma of citrus fruits, natural sources of health for the body.
In Villa Athena SPA’s relaxing environment, in an ambiance of great intimacy where to free yourself from stress, a balance between body and mind is achieved by taking a variety of intense perfumed showers, soaking in a relaxing Jacuzzi, letting yourself be enveloped by a warm steam bath and then reclining while leisurely sipping an infusion or a herbal tea.
A person-centred approach is achieved using various techniques of personalised massage (alone or in pairs): relaxing, balancing, refreshing, tension-relieving, draining, sports, detoxifying with scrub, a combination of aesthetics and wellbeing for the face and body,
The treatments are available on prior booking.
Entertain your guests in a stupendous environment and spoil them with a personalized menu based on regional specialties.
For company lunches or dinners, it is possible to book the magnificent garden, while for fewer guests we can reserve for you the picturesque Terrazza degli Dei.
For an exclusive unforgettable occasion, why not book the whole hotel?
We can personalize your event down to the smallest detail. In addition, you can enjoy the exclusive service with our staff at your complete disposal.
Surprising and romantic…this is show we imagine your wedding at Villa Athena, a luxury resort in the heart of the Valley of the Temples of Agrigento that you can reserve exclusively for your wedding day
Villa Athena’s Special Events Team will handle very detail with the utmost care in the full respect of very your desire. Together with our wedding planner you can decide where to organize your wedding banquet and the cake cutting, plan an original and elegant table setting, chose the menu and the wedding cake. Nothing will be left to chance.
For a wedding with a different touch, Hotel Villa Athena offers the possibility of organize an exclusive wedding "Made in Sicily": a celebration geared completely to the flavors, the colors and the perfumes of this unique island.
The garden of the villa blends into the landscape of almond and olive trees that surrounds the magnificent millennia-old temples; from here the Temples of Concordia and Juno can be seen on the Terrazza degli Dei, with all the enchantment that this spiritually uplifting place can give.
The Terrazza is therefore homage to the gods who saw fit to give Villa Athena a show that is repeated every day and from where it is possible to exalt the enogastronomic flavours of the territory.
The restaurant is now part of the exclusive hotellerie network and brand of the Italian cuisine: Soste di Ulisse. The crisp urchin egg is the most loved dish of the gourmet menu: the mix of land and sea in a simple but tasty recipe.
Mentioned in the "Michelin Guide 2017"
Open every day for lunch and dinner, 12.30/18.30 – 20/22.30. At lunch there is also a light à la carte menu available.
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