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 three blocks from the University of Georgia campus, Foundry Park Inn & Spa blends Southern colonial-style architecture with contemporary amenities.

Restaurants in Athens

Soul food chef and cookbook author Dexter Weaver operates this neon-green cinderblock café in downtown Athens, overlooking the Oconee River.

Things to do in Athens

One of the most acclaimed indie rock venues in the South, the 40 Watt Club hosts a wide variety of established and emerging bands in an intimate, informal setting.