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...

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

A local landmark for more than three decades, this 1950's-style diner is just up the block from the main entrance to the University of Georgia campus.

Things to do in Athens

Housed in an unassuming red-brick building, this tiny concert venue provides an intimate setting for indie, rock, blues, and country music performances.