Villa Athena Agrigento
Hotel / Resort / Relais - superior price - guests: reception (100), accomodation (60)
VIA PASSEGGIATA ARCHEOLOGICA, 33, 92100 AGRIGENTO, SICILIA
Weddings Hotel Villa Athena 5 star, Agrigento. Wedding Venue Sicily Italy, Valley of the Temples Agrigento
Hotel Villa Athena An oasis of luxury in the heart of the Valley of the Temples
" … beyond the wood, on the long high ridge, the surviving Temples arose, and seemed to be set intentionally at a distance, to enhance the beautiful view from the magnificent villa …" from " The Old and the Young" by Luigi Pirandello
Situated within the Archaeological Park of the Valley of the Temples, which UNESCO has declared a world heritage site, Villa Athena stands only two hundred metres from the Temple of Concordia, a true masterpiece of Doric art dating back to the 5th century B.C. Here can be found a Sicily which goes back millennia.
We are in Agrigento, among the marvellous hills of the Valley of the Temples. This is a pristine oasis of pure magnificence, tradition and culture, dominated by the Temple of Concordia. It is so close that it seems it can almost be touched by hand. It is a temple that has eternal charm; gazing upon its majestic form is a thrilling experience, as if time stood still two thousand five hundred years ago.
The marvellous and exclusive view from Hotel Villa Athena, the only 5-star hotel in the Valley of the Temples; the private park with its Saracen olive trees and its centuries-old palms; the tranquillity of places of everlasting beauty: all contribute to permit our Guests to live in a magical and unique atmosphere.
From the Mediterranean garden of Hotel Villa Athena, every view of the Valley of the Temples seems a painted picture, a window on history.
The only 5-star hotel situated in the Archaeological Park of the Valley of the Temples, which UNESCO has declared a world heritage site, Villa Athena stands only two hundred metres from the Temple of Concordia, a true masterpiece of Doric art dating back to the 5th century B.C. Here can be found a Sicily which goes back millennia.
Thanks to the foresight of its founder, the lawyer Francesco D’Alessandro, Villa Athena, a magnificent residence of the end of the 18th century, became a hotel in 1972 following a conservative restoration that left the architectural style of the era unchanged. In the garden of the hotel the remains of an early Christian basilica can still clearly be seen. It was built between the 5th and 6th century A.D. The recovery of the liturgical furnishings together with the presbytery enclosure are a clear testimony of this. A famous and refined marble Pluteus was also discovered in the gardens. It has been dated between the late 8th-early 9th century A.D. Its relief bears witness to the presence of Christians in the Valley up until the Islamic conquest. Staying at Villa Athena means immersing oneself in history and myth, the surrounding temples being a spectacular demonstration of eternal charm.
Rooms & Suites: 27
The hotel’s recent restoration has renovated every environment, including the rooms and the suites, which have a view of the temples and/or of the park of centuries old olive trees.
The atmosphere that recalls the noble tradition of this "house" pervades everywhere. Everything is original and unequalled, with refined furniture and an impeccable service, enriched by a warm and friendly welcome typical of Sicily.
Seduced by the enchanting view of the Temples, on the Belvedere Terrace it will be possible to taste delicious delicacies from an expertly reappraised cuisine in harmony with the Sicilian culinary tradition.
All the rooms come with: air-conditioning, Lcd TV, telephone with a direct line, free internet access, mini-bar, safe, hair dryer, wake up service/alarm clock. Some rooms are with: Private Spa, stereo CD and DVD player
Villa Athena offers an exclusive romantic background for your wedding photo session. The reception is held in a luxurious setting, in turn surrounded by the millennial history of the Valley of the Temples.
Let yourselves be assisted in the organization of your wedding by the experts of Hotel Villa Athena. A team of professionals coordinated by the wedding planner will know how to fulfil your every desire.
The hotel proposes a variety of choices: lunch or dinner served for the more traditional, great buffets for the more dynamic, cocktail parties for the more informal, all of which can be personalized in the splendid rooms and in the enchanting garden.
For important work meetings, product launches, press conferences, conventions and incentives, the hotel offers a spacious meeting room which satisfies every need with a striking view of a Greek cistern.
The garden lends itself to the presentation of products or the organization of fashion shows. In these occasions, the Restaurant "Il granaio di Ibla" can organize coffee breaks, work lunches and gala dinners.
State-of-the-art technical equipment, free Wi-Fi, efficient service and professionalism guarantee that every event is a success.
The Restaurant proposes a revisited menu of traditional Sicilian cuisine, which maintains unchanged the flavours of our land, together with an ample wine list. The Restaurant is open every day for lunch and dinner.