Destination guide

Why people love visiting lively Athens

Take a holiday to Athens and enjoy the area's live music, festivals and churches. This city's university setting, art and bars draw many visitors. Many of our holiday rentals offer full kitchens, spacious living quarters and sometimes even a hot tub—perfect for a relaxing getaway.


Sightseeing in and around Athens

Do you want to discover attractions to see while you're in the area? Venture out of your holiday home and experience everything that makes Athens a fun spot to go on holiday. Here are some of the top attractions to see, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Shade Winery (9.1 mi / 14.6 km)
  • Hocking Valley Scenic Railway (11.6 mi / 18.7 km)
  • Brass Ring Golf Club (19.8 mi / 31.9 km)
  • Riverside Golf Club (21.5 mi / 34.6 km)
Natural highlights

Exploring the natural landscape of Athens

Whether you're looking for exciting 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 centre:

  • Zaleski State Forest (12.8 mi / 20.5 km)
  • Burr Oak State Park (14.5 mi / 23.3 km)
  • Wayne National Forest Athens Unit (15 mi / 24.1 km)
How to get there

How to get to and around Athens

The nearest airport is in Parkersburg, WV (PKB-Mid-Ohio Valley Regional), located 35.5 mi (57.2 km) from the city centre.

Where to stay near Athens?

Our 2019 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 72 holiday rentals near Athens. From 34 Cabins to 19 Houses, 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 Stayz.

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

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

  • Ohio University: 96 holiday rentals
  • Peden Stadium: 102 holiday rentals
  • Convocation Center: 104 holiday rentals
  • Dairy Barn Arts Center: 105 holiday rentals
  • Hot Dog Museum: 104 holiday rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Athens listed on Stayz 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 Cabins in Athens?

Yes, of course. Stayz offers 34 Cabins in Athens. Our other popular types of Athens holiday rentals include:

  • Houses: 19 holiday houses
  • Cottages: 34 holiday houses
  • Bungalows: 34 holiday houses

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