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Athens overview

Athens is a budget-friendly place surrounded by picturesque views of mountains and parks. You'll find extensive coffee and dining options. Spend a relaxing day at Veterans Memorial Park and McMinn Field when the weather is nice. Be sure stop by Tennessee Wesleyan College and McMinn County Living Heritage Museum while you're here. A family-friendly area, Athens also has something for everyone.

Where to stay in Athens

Whether you're planning to stay for a night or for the week, the area around Athens has accommodations to fit every need. Search for hotels in Athens with Hotels.com by checking our online map. Our maps display the areas and neighborhoods around all Athens hotels so you can see how close you are from landmarks and attractions, and then refine your search within the larger area. The best Athens hotel deals are here with our lowest price guarantee.

How to get to Athens

Fly in to Knoxville, TN (TYS-McGhee Tyson), 42.2 mi (67.9 km) from downtown Athens. Chattanooga, TN (CHA-Chattanooga Metropolitan) is the next closest major airport, 44.1 mi (71 km) away.

What to see around Athens

Fun activities in the area include these attractions:
  • • Rock Springs Golf Course
  • • Ridgewood Golf Club
  • • White Oaks Golf Course
  • • Madisonville Golf Center
  • • Dayton Golf and Country Club
Its parks, mountain views, and swimming spots are notable, and top spots for nature lovers include:
  • • Veterans Memorial Park
  • • McMinn Field
  • • Knox Park
  • • Heritage Park
  • • Regional Park
Here are some local highlights:
  • • Tennessee Wesleyan College
  • • McMinn County Living Heritage Museum
  • • Cook Park
  • • Lost Sea Adventure
  • • Kefauver Park

When to visit Athens

Wondering what time of year to travel, or what clothes to pack? Here are seasonal norms to help you with your planning:

Seasonal temperature averages
  • January-March: 66°F day, 26°F night
  • April-June: 88°F day, 40°F night
  • July-September: 88°F day, 51°F night
  • October-December: 77°F day, 26°F night
Seasonal rainfall averages
  • January-March: 15.24 inches
  • April-June: 13.58 inches
  • July-September: 13.35 inches
  • October-December: 13.58 inches