Hotel Villa Athena          

 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.

Hotel Villa Athena

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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.

Free parking

The car park, to which all our guests can accede, is free and under video surveillance.

Free Wi-Fi

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.

Private Concierge

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.

Cooking Classes


“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

Sensorial path

Visit our herb garden with the Chef, pick some and realize a three-course menu

Arancino day

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.

+39 0922. 596288   Fax: +39 0922. 402180

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By Car: From Catania center: Following the directions to Highway Catania-Palermo and take direction Palermo for 100 km; exit at Caltanissetta Centro and cross Caltanissetta, go onwards Agrigento for about 60 km. Once in Agrigento follow the direction to Hotel Villa Athena. From Palermo center: Option one 130 km: Follow the directions for Highway A29 and then A19 and exit at Villabate; take the SS121 and then SS189 direction Agrigento. Once in Agrigento follow the direction to Hotel Villa Athena. Option two 199 km: Take the Highway Palermo-Mazzara del Vallo direction Mazzara del Vallo, exit at Castelvetrano and continue in direction of Agrigento. Once in Agrigento follow the direction to Hotel Villa Athena. Airport: From Catania airport Fossanova: 163 km. From Palermo airport Falcone e Borsellino: 133 km.
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