Destination guide

The friendly city of Athens awaits you

The parks and other outdoor surroundings create an inviting atmosphere in Athens. Revered for its shopping, restaurants and university setting, this city is both welcoming and trendy. Many of our holiday rentals offer full kitchens, spacious living quarters and sometimes even a hot tub—perfect for a relaxing getaway.


Activities and attractions in Athens

Are you hoping to discover attractions to see during your stay? Venture out of your cosy holiday rental and experience everything that makes Athens a fun spot to go on holiday. These are some of the top attractions to explore, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Rock Springs Golf Course (3.1 mi / 4.9 km)
  • Ridgewood Golf Club (5.2 mi / 8.3 km)
  • White Oaks Golf Course (7.9 mi / 12.8 km)
  • Madisonville Golf Center (15.2 mi / 24.5 km)
  • Dayton Golf and Country Club (22.4 mi / 36 km)
  • River Maze (23.3 mi / 37.5 km)
Natural highlights

Exploring the natural features in Athens

Whether you're an active traveller or just want to appreciate the scenery, Athens is a great spot to appreciate mother nature. Here are some of the area’s noteworthy natural features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Veterans Memorial Park (0.2 mi / 0.3 km)
  • McMinn Field (0.6 mi / 0.9 km)
  • Knox Park (1 mi / 1.5 km)
  • Heritage Park (1.3 mi / 2.1 km)
  • Regional Park (2.7 mi / 4.4 km)
  • Cook Park (3.8 mi / 6.2 km)
How to get there

Transport options to and around Athens

Fly into Knoxville, TN (TYS-McGhee Tyson), the closest airport, located 42.2 mi (67.9 km) from the city centre. If you're unable to find a flight that fits your schedule, you can also fly into Chattanooga, TN (CHA-Chattanooga Metropolitan), which is 44.1 mi (71 km) away.

Where to stay near Athens?

Our 2019 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 33 holiday rentals near Athens. From 23 Houses to 6 Cabins, find unique holiday homes for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Athens for a long holiday or a weekend break 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 homes near great places in Athens. From HomeAway travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Regional Park: 34 holiday rentals
  • McMinn County Living Heritage Museum: 45 holiday rentals
  • Tennessee Wesleyan College: 51 holiday rentals
  • McMinn Field: 46 holiday rentals
  • Heritage Park: 48 holiday rentals

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 23 Houses in Athens. Our other popular types of Athens holiday rentals include:

  • Cabins: 6 holiday houses
  • Cottages: 6 holiday houses
  • Bungalows: 6 holiday houses

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

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Athens?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 2 holiday homes with pool available in Athens. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.