Hotel Villa Athena
Located in the heart of Agrigento’s Valley of the Temples, Hotel Villa Athena is somewhere very special. Situated right next to the main temple complex, the property offers unparalleled views of the Temple of Concordia from its main dining terrace, pool area and a number of the rooms. Each night, guests can enjoy the panorama of the illuminated temples lit up against the night sky.
An elegant boutique hotel, the property offers just 27 rooms, and the quality of service is exceptionally high. Entering the main atrium, you’re greeted by bright white walls, cool expanses of marble and beautiful ceramic detailing. A chic mix of the historic and the modern, the Villa Athena conveys a wonderful sense of refined elegance. All the rooms have been furnished to a very high standard of comfort and offer smart modern bathrooms.
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All the rooms at Hotel Villa Athena are elegantly furnished with crisp white linen, stylish decor and modern bathrooms. A converted 18th-century villa, the hotel’s various guest rooms all have a slightly different size and layout. A number of the ground floor rooms have their own terrace, complete with sunloungers, while a selection of the upper level rooms have their own balcony. Many of the rooms overlook the lush green gardens or surrounding countryside, but a choice few also boast views of the temples.
No other hotel in Agrigento is as well situated as the Villa Athena. Right in the midst of the Valley of the Temples, overlooked by the Temples of Juno and Concordia, the Hotel Villa Athena is a great base for exploring Agrigento’s archeological heritage. The main temple complex can be reached in around five minutes by car, while the heart of Agrigento is around a 10-minute drive away.
Food and Drink
Breakfast is served each morning in a bright, contemporary dining area. Beneath a section of glass in the floor you can see the remains of an ancient cistern. The real highlight though is the Terrazza degli Dei restaurant in front of the hotel. Surrounded by olive and almond trees, it has spectacular views of the temple complex and is open every day. Guests can enjoy a light lunch or evening à la carte menu.
Facilities and Activities
The Hotel Villa Athena has a beautiful outdoor pool, surrounded by lush gardens of olive and almond trees. The gardens have a number of loungers, along with a terrace bar and restaurant area. There’s also a spa complex, built around an ancient Greek cistern.
Offering the best views in Agrigento, the Hotel Villa Athena is our first choice for a memorable stay in the area.
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Alternative places to stay nearby
Where possible, we like to offer a range of accommodation for each stop of your trip, chosen by our specialists as some of their favorite places to stay. To help you make the right choice, we give each property a rating based on its facilities and service, but we also look for hotels with distinct character or a location that can’t be bettered.
Housed within an ancient fortified farmhouse, the Hotel Foresteria Baglio della Luna boasts beautiful gardens and views of the surrounding countryside towards the Valley of the Temples. It is a modest but utterly charming property.
Nestled within a large working olive farm, Mandranova is a beautiful, upscale agriturismo (farm stay). The property is well located for exploring the temples at Agrigento and makes for a charming and stylish stay.
Experiences while staying here
The following activities are designed to give you the most authentic experiences of the area where you’re staying. We work with local guides, who use their knowledge and often a resident’s eye to show you the main sights and more out-of-the-way attractions. Our specialists can also suggest outdoor pursuits and activities, such as cooking classes, that will introduce you to the traditions of the area’s inhabitants.
The city of Akragas was one of the most lavish ancient Greek outposts and much of it remains intact in the Valley of the Temples. It is best toured with a knowledgeable guide who can reveal its many treasures and mysteries.