Villa Athena

A member of the exclusive ‘Small Luxury Hotels of the World’.


The 27 light, airy and elegant bedrooms reflect shades of Sicily’s Moorish past with white, cream and beige colourings coupled with marble bathrooms. Classic rooms have garden/parking view, whilst superior rooms are slightly larger and boast either temple or garden views (some with balcony). All deluxe rooms enjoy a front temple view with a terrace/patio, whilst junior suites and suites provide a more spacious living area. All bedrooms boast the latest amenities with flat screen satellite TV, air-conditioning, bath or shower, mini-bar and Wi-fi.


Surrounded by verdant gardens, olive groves and palm trees you can truly begin to unwind and relax in this intimate yet luxurious environment. With well cared for and elegant outside spaces there is plenty of choice to find a quiet corner and enjoy a good book. Leading from the terraces via the cocktail bar area and through the delightful gardens is an inviting heatable swimming pool with white sunbeds, oozing a sense of exclusivity and privacy.

A once in a lifetime experience has to be an evening spent dining on the ‘Terrace of the Gods’ – the Villa’s elegant alfresco restaurant overlooking the Temple of Concordia. Accompanied by dulcet tones from the hotel’s resident pianist and as the moon rises and the temples become illuminated, you really do feel transported back in time to the era of the ‘Magna Grecia’….

The bright and contemporary breakfast room offers an excellent buffet to start your day and for those feeling energetic a fitness room is on hand together with an alluring wellness centre offering a range of beauty treatments as well as a Turkish bath and small pool/Jacuzzi.

Aside from the hotel’s own private entrance into the Valley of the Temples itself, Agrigento is within easy reach, as is the Roman Villa at Piazza Armerina, the beautiful beaches at Scala dei Turchi and the delightful fishing town of Sciacca. For guests enjoyment we include an economy hire car in our prices.

You can drive here from Catania and Comiso airports in about 2 hours or from Palermo airport  in about 2 hours 30 minutes.