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Athens overview

Athens is a budget-friendly place known for its oceanfront and theaters, and surrounded by picturesque views of waterfalls and mountains. You'll find a wide variety of coffee and bar choices. Families can spend some quality time at River Maze and Tri-State Exhibition Center. A stop at places like Cook Park and McMinn Field will create some memories. A family- and business-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 near Athens with by checking our online map. Our maps display the areas and neighborhoods around each hotel so you can see how close you are from Athens, and then refine your search within the larger area. The best hotel deals are here with our lowest price guarantee.

How to get to Athens

Fly in to Chattanooga, TN (CHA-Chattanooga Metropolitan), 40 mi (64.4 km) from downtown Athens. Knoxville, TN (TYS-McGhee Tyson) is the next closest major airport, 46.3 mi (74.5 km) away.

What to see around Athens

Outdoor activities are at hand such as adventure tours, boating, and golf, along with attractions like:
  • • River Maze
  • • Fort Loudoun State Historic Park
  • • Harrison Bay State Park
  • • Citico Wildlife Wilderness
  • • Mountain View Marina
The area's theater and cultural sights stand out, and places to visit include:
  • • Tellico Community Players
  • • Capitol Theatre
Its mountain views, seaside, and waterfalls are well known, and favorite spots for nature lovers include:
  • • Cook Park
  • • McMinn Field
  • • Regional Park
  • • Veterans Memorial Park
  • • Heritage Park
Here are some favorite choices:
  • • McMinn County Living Heritage Museum
  • • Tennessee Wesleyan College
  • • Ridgewood Golf Club
  • • Knox Park
  • • White Oaks Golf Course

When to visit Athens

If you're still deciding when to visit, here are the seasonal norms to help you plan:

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: 15.1 inches
  • • April-June: 13.6 inches
  • • July-September: 13.3 inches
  • • October-December: 13.6 inches