Roberto Principato: general manager and event manager
5-star; Small Luxury Hotels of the World.
HOTEL VILLA ATHENA
History & Story
The only 5-star hotel situated within the Archaeological Park of the Valley of the Temples, which UNESCO has declared a World Heritage Site, with an exclusive direct entrance. A magnificent residence of the end of the 18th century, it is at the same time a custodian of the classical traces that may be discovered almost everywhere, like in some treasure trove. The Villa was transformed in a hotel in 1972.
In 2009 the hotel has been completely restored.
Date added extensions
2015 SPA and Fitness room opening
Main Strengths, Special Touch
Private and exclusive entrance to the temples area
300 m from the temple of Concordia, 300 from the Museum, 300 m from the theatre excavation; 3 km from the old town; 3 km from the closest beach; 15 min. to la Scala dei turchi.
Key sites/activities in the area
Valley of the Temples. Museum. Sea excursion or walking tours. Wine tours.
Not available. Baby sitting on request.
• Number of suites: 6 • Number of rooms, (keys) in all: 27
Restaurants & Bars
• Gourmet restaurant: la Terrazza degli Dei. Executive chef: Salvatore Gambuzza. Menu a la carte • Federico II bar: light lunch menu available. Menu a la carte • Indoor restaurant: breakfast buffet