Residence is located in Otranto in Via Memorie, # 33-34. This
residence represents the essence of a city rich in culture and
history and that is open to and prepared for tourism. Its 27 kilometers
of virgin beach and gentle limpid waters are the proof.
Greeks, Romans, Normans, Austrians,
Spaniards, Turks, etc., have all left their marks, but even
before them were other civilizations, to which the rupestrian
settlements attest. The Residence was built upon a medieval
construction and one of the aforementioned primitive habitations;
the modern structure blends gracefully with these testaments
of the past. The one bedroom apartments face the standard "CORTE"
or central court furnished with lawn chairs and Lecce-stone
flower pots filled with exotic and Mediterranean plants.
The exterior; however, only serves
to increase visitor's fascination with its piney woods only
50 meters away that partially hide the Minerva Hill, sadly noted
as the spot where the 800 martyrs died at the hands of the Turks
in 1480 and at the top of which now stands the church erected
in their honor. The silence and tranquility, coolness, fresh
air, and tangible convenience of the location were the motivation
behind the construction of Atenaion; of course, respecting its
age old use as a habitat, reinforced by the presence of a small
stream at the foot of the piney woods and the near proximity
of the port, only 350 meters away. To all of this it is necessary
to add the efficiency and perfect functionality of the residential
complex. Indeed, the apartments, capable of holding 2-6 beds
are designed with an eye to art and aesthetics, with a Lecce-stone
façade and finished with materials of the finest quality.
All plumbing and heating equipment along with emergency systems
respect legal norms. Furthermore, an internal telephone system
allows all guests to communicate directly with the management
for any eventual needs. Each apartment includes use of roughly
15 square meters of courtyard space, divided by Lecce-stone