Destination guide

The friendly city of Athens awaits you

The parks and other outdoor surroundings create an inviting atmosphere in Athens. Well-liked for its shopping, restaurants and university setting, this city is both welcoming and trendy. Many of our vacation 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 cozy vacation rental and experience everything that makes Athens a fun spot to vacation. These are some of the top attractions to explore, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • 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 features

Exploring the natural features in Athens

Whether you're an active traveler 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 center:

  • 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

Transportation 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 center. 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.

How many vacation rentals are available around Athens, TN?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 35 vacation rentals around Athens. From 23 house rentals to 8 cabin rentals, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends.

What are the popular point of interests near where I can stay when traveling to Athens?

Vrbo offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in Athens. From Vrbo travelers, the top most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Tennessee Wesleyan College: 52 vacation rentals
  • Regional Park: 36 vacation rentals
  • White Oaks Golf Course: 57 vacation rentals
  • Rock Springs Golf Course: 47 vacation rentals
  • Cook Park: 55 vacation rentals

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

Can I rent Houses in Athens?

Yes, of course. Vrbo has 23 Houses in Athens. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Athens include:

  • Cabins: 8 rentals available
  • Cottages: 8 rentals available
  • Bungalows: 8 rentals available

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

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Athens?

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