We arrive at Villena with time for a coffee before we visit the beautiful church of Santiago (with a guided tour) followed by the Moors & Christians museum (to learn about the costumes that are made in Villena as well as Alcoy for the many fiestas that are celebrated throughout the year up and down the Costa Blanca).
Afterwards you can see 11th century Atalaya castle (also with guide) followed by a cave house visit, (2€ entry fee not included in price) Unfortunately the famous Villena treasures are in the process of being moved but there is a small, selection of replicas that can be viewed.
Then off for a lovely, relaxing, Spanish lunch.
This is a varied and interesting day out. Something a bit different.