Athens

Athens Travel Guide

Articles about Athens

By Jason Cochran
By Greg Kirschling
Distance: 80 milesDriving Time: 1.5 hours The Appeal Athens has always been an unassuming music mecca, home to beloved groups such as R.E.M. and the B-52's and, more recently, southern rock bands like the Drive-By Truckers. It's the place to cat...
By Catesby Holmes
By Matt Lee
North Carolina Housed in a former fish market, Crook’s Corner (dinner for two $60) has trained many of the South’s top toques. The current chef, Bill Smith, is an expert at dishes with ethereal, rustic ingredients, such as honeysuckle sorbet made...
By Ted Lee
North Carolina Housed in a former fish market, Crook’s Corner (dinner for two $60) has trained many of the South’s top toques. The current chef, Bill Smith, is an expert at dishes with ethereal, rustic ingredients, such as honeysuckle sorbet made...
Can I still get tickets for the summer Olympics—and an affordable hotel room in Athens? —K.M., GUILFORD, CONN. The official ticket agent of the United States Olympic Committee, Cartan Tours (800/360-2004; www.cartan.com ), projects that tickets...

Hotels in Athens

Just 15 minutes south of Athens, this family-owned country estate is surrounded by lush gardens filled with magnolias and redbuds. The 1893 Victorian manor house hosts up to 18 overnight guests in seven rooms, each individually designed according to a specific theme.

Restaurants in Athens

Don’t be put off by the simple décor; the main focus here is the food, which is why die-hard fans drive hours for the restaurant’s imaginative fall fruit–harvest preparations.