Villa Athena

Agrigento, Sicily, Italy

At a Glance

  • Villa Athena boasts a fantastic location in the heart of Sicily's Valley of the Temples

  • Enjoy gourmet Sicilian cuisine with a view of the Temple of Concordia

  • Unwind in the spa after a day spent exploring the Archaeological Park

  • Discover the incredible scenery at the nearby Scala dei Turchi or spot turtles at Torre Salsa Nature Reserve
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Sicily enjoys a blissful Mediterranean climate, with mild winters and warm springs and autumns. Even February, the coolest month, has average temperatures of 13°C, which means that any time of year is suitable. October–November and March–June are reliably warm, with temperatures ranging from 15°C to 26°C. July and August are blessed with glorious sunshine, and average temperatures of around 28°C, however during this period the towns and beaches can be extremely crowded.

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Insider's View

Walk up to the Valley of the Temples through their own private access path.

Enjoy relaxing by the pool with stunning views overlooking the temples.

Visit the scale di turkey whilst staying here only 15 mins away.

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Description

Set among the ancient Greek structures of the Valley of the Temples, Villa Athena is surrounded by incredible scenery and history dating back to the 5th century BC. This contemporary hotel offers the ideal base from which to explore the region.

Situated within the UNESCO World Heritage Site of the Valley of the Temples, Villa Athena boasts the perfect location to discover the history behind this archaeological park.

Designed in a classic, contemporary style, Villa Athena's rooms and suites provide a bright and airy retreat from the Sicilian sun. A selection of rooms offer views of the surrounding temples, which are especially magical when lit up against the night sky.

Villa Athena has one restaurant, La Terrazza degli Dei, which serves a gourmet menu combining the local flavors of Sicily, the land and the sea. Enjoy delicious dishes while admiring the views of the Temples of Concordia and Juno. Alongside the restaurant, Bar Federico II offers a selection of snacks to complement its drinks and cocktail menu.

Guests looking to unwind can make full use of Villa Athena's spa, which has been built around the remains of an ancient Greek cistern. Enjoy rejuvenating spa therapies or simply relax in the Jacuzzi or steam bath after a day exploring the surrounding sights.

Villa Athena has a direct entrance to the Valley of the Temples Archaeological Park, exclusive for guests of the hotel. This site dates back to the 5th century BC and showcases the remains of the ancient city of Akragas, one of Sicily's most important Greek colonies. Admire the impressive temples, surrounded by olive trees, and feel yourself transported back to Ancient Greece.

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Accommodation

Rooms and suites at Villa Athena are decorated in a contemporary yet classic style. Neutral tones ensure rooms feel bright and airy, while many rooms offer private terraces overlooking the Valley of the Temples.

Childcare

Children are welcome at Villa Athena, however there are no specific childcare facilities.

Facilities

Villa Athena's restaurant, La Terrazza degli Dei, has a spacious terrace overlooking the Valley of the Temples. Guests can admire the views of the Temple of Concordia alongside a gourmet menu of delicious Sicilian cuisine.

Activities

Villa Athena sits within the Valley of the Temples, which is easily explored from the hotel. Further afield, Sicily's beautiful coastline is within easy reach, including the impressive cliffs of the Scala dei Turchi and the Torre Salsa Nature Reserve, where it is sometimes possible to spot sea turtles.

Experiences

  • Explore the Valley of the Temples

    Step back in time as you explore the Valley of the Temples with your private guide and admire the ruined Greek temples and tombs that once made up the ancient city of Akragas.

  • Private walking tour of Noto

    Renowned for its impressive Baroque architecture, Noto is a UNESCO World Heritage Site boasting some of the most picturesque streets in Sicily. Explore the town with your private guide and discover the history behind the architecture.

  • Sicilian cooking class

    Discover the art of Sicilian cooking in a private masterclass with a local chef. You'll visit the market to purchase your ingredients before heading to the kitchen and learning how to cook traditional Sicilian recipes.

  • Visit Villa Romana del Casale

    An impressive Roman villa dating back to the 4th century, Villa Romana del Casale boasts a stunning complex of Roman mosaics, almost perfectly preserved due to a landslide during the 12th century.

  • Walking tour and chocolate tasting in Modica

    Explore the charming town of Modica and its medieval center with your private guide. Discover its elaborate architecture and picturesque streets as you wind your way through the city.

  • Walking tour of Ortigia

    The historical heart of Syracuse, the island of Ortigia is a UNESCO World Heritage Site home to beautiful Baroque architecture. Explore this stunning island with your private guide and learn about its fascinating history.

  • Walking tour of Ragusa

    Visit the magnificent town of Ragusa, a UNESCO World Heritage Site boasting incredible Baroque architecture, and discover the beauty of the city with your private guide.

Location & directions

Agrigento, Sicily, Italy

Villa Athena is located on the edge of Agrigento at the heart of the Valley of the Temples, overlooking the Temple of Concordia.

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