Hotel Villa Athena

*****

A unique property distinguished for its exceptional service and unparalleled position within the Valley of the Temples archaeological park, including its own exclusive entrance, Hotel Villa Athena blends five-star elegance and the intrigue of antiquity into one romantic retreat.

Positioned a mere two-hundred meters from the ancient Temple of Concordia and just a short drive from the beach of San Leone, Villa Athena whisks guests away to Sicily’s ancient Greek past. A stately 18th century villa encircled by lush gardens shaded by palm and orange trees, and accented by the island’s prolific cactus, the hotel offers a serene sanctuary for exploring the region’s historic treasures. Each guest room exudes an inviting combination of luxury and comfort, with plush beds and spacious, marble surfaced bathrooms, and outfitted with the most modern of touches, including 32” LCD televisions and in-room Wifi.

The sprawling hotel estate includes an outdoor freshwater swimming pool, which overlooks the Temple of Concordia and offers a solarium area with sun loungers and umbrellas. A stellar feature of the property is its luxury spa, built around an ancient Greek cistern. At the spa guests can rejuvenate with a steam bath and a soak in the jacuzzi, or enjoy a deluxe massage treatment. Guests can also savor a fine-dining experience within the romantic setting of the hotel’s terraced restaurant, Terrazza degli Dei.