Hotel Villa Athena

Hotel Villa Athena 5

Lying in the shadow of the ancient Temple of Concordia, Hotel Villa Athena couldn’t be better placed for jaunts into Sicily’s Valley of the Temples.

Those who come to Sicily for its archaeological wonders and distinctive cuisine will find themselves in heaven at the Hotel Villa Athena. This intimate, five-star property is not only situated in the heart of a UNESCO World Heritage Site – the Valley of the Temples – it is also a piece of history itself, originating from the 18th century; though expertly brought up to date with a spa, fantastic restaurants and enticing swimming pool.

Room Types

All rooms

Every room and suite at Hotel Villa Athena is a light and airy haven, awash with all-white walls, a sumptuous bed and hand-picked furnishings. They afford views of either the ancient olive groves or the Temple of Concordia, so you can revel in your historic surroundings from the comfort of your elegant abode. The Villa Suite is particularly breathtaking, with intricately tiled floors, huge floor-to-ceiling windows, and an expansive terrace with panoramic views; and even a Jacuzzi.


  • One king/queen or twin beds
  • Air conditioning
  • Wi-Fi
  • TV with DVD player
  • Mini bar
  • Bathrobe
  • Marble en suite bathroom with shower and/or bathtub
  • Safety deposit box
  • Hairdryer
  • Walk-in wardrobe (selected rooms and suites)
  • Extra bed or cot (on request)
  • Jacuzzi or hammam (selected suites)
  • Terrace (selected suites)

    Amenities in room categories may differ.
  • Suite


    Hotel Location

    Description, Services & Facilities

    Hotel Villa Athena exudes quintessential Sicilian features, from the delicious food and wine to fragrant gardens brimming with flowers and olive trees; but the star of the show has to be the Temple of Concordia, a masterpiece from ancient Greek times over which the hotel has uninterrupted views. Whether gazing out over this beautiful monument while enjoying a dip in the outdoor swimming pool or as you tuck into fine fare on the terrace; when the ornate columns are lit up at night, you’re sure to be taken aback by its Doric splendour. The hotel is also delightfully close to the more modern town of Agrigento, though even here you can glimpse the mediaeval history in its labyrinthine streets, and the beach is just 5km down the road. If you want to take it easy and not set foot outside of the hotel, then make the most of Villa Athena’s decadent spa where treatments use locally sourced almonds and citrus fruits to lull you into relaxation. Naturally, this isn’t just any spa, as it is encased in the old building where wheat and oil were stored thousands of years ago. Evidently, history follows you at every turn here at Hotel Villa Athena!
    Services and Facilities

  • Spa, housed in an ancient building, with steam room, Jacuzzi and fitness centre
  • Outdoor swimming pool with towels provided
  • Exclusive entrance to the Temple of Concordia, 200m away
  • Cookery classes
  • Laundry service
  • Babysitting on request
  • Parking
  • Wi-Fi


  • La Terrazza degli Dei

  • Gourmet, Italian cuisine dreamt up by head chef, Salvatore Gambuzza
  • Sample delicacies like the crisp urchin egg while gazing out over the Temple of Concordia

    Bar Federico II

  • Open-air drinking den filled with sumptuous furniture
  • Taste lip-smacking cocktails and keep fuelled up on light meals and snacks
  • Let us plan your perfect trip to Europe

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