Destination guide

Travel to lively Athens

Come and experience Athens and its live music, theater scene and art galleries. Renowned for its university setting, sporting events and restaurants, this city welcomes all visitors. With a vacation rental, you get a home away from home—many rentals offer full kitchens and outdoor grills for some home cooking.


Activities and attractions in and around Athens

Do you want to find attractions to see while you're in the area? Although it can be tempting to stay in your comfortable vacation rental, you'll want to experience everything that makes Athens a one-of-a-kind vacation spot. These are some of the top attractions to see, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Pine Hills Golf Club (17.9 mi / 28.9 km)
  • Boutier Winery (19.4 mi / 31.2 km)
  • Mayfield Dairy Farms (25.4 mi / 40.9 km)
Natural highlights

Exploring the natural features in Athens

Whether you're looking for fun outdoor activities or just want to appreciate the scenery, Athens is a great place to get outside. These are a few of the area's noteworthy sights, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • State Botanical Garden of Georgia (3.9 mi / 6.2 km)
  • Watson Mill Bridge State Park (17.9 mi / 28.8 km)
  • Hurricane Shoals Park and Heritage Village (20 mi / 32.2 km)
  • Fort Yargo State Park (20.6 mi / 33.1 km)

How to get to and around Athens

Fly into Athens, GA (AHN-Ben Epps), the closest airport, located 3 mi (4.8 km) from the city center.

Where to stay around Athens?

Our 2019 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 208 holiday lettings near Athens. From 131 Houses to 46 Condos/Apartments, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Athens is on HomeAway.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Athens?

HomeAway offers a large selection of holiday accommodations near great places in Athens. From HomeAway travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • University of Georgia: 112 holiday lettings
  • Sanford Stadium: 207 holiday lettings
  • Classic Center: 207 holiday lettings
  • Georgia Square Mall: 210 holiday lettings
  • Georgia Museum of Art: 207 holiday lettings

But there are many other points of interest around Athens listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Athens?

Yes, of course. HomeAway offers 131 Houses in Athens. Our other popular types of Athens holiday rentals include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 46 self catering accommodations
  • Cabins: 9 self catering accommodations
  • Cottages: 9 self catering accommodations

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including Bungalows and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Athens?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 36 holiday homes with pool available in Athens. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.