Destination guide

Why people love visiting lively Athens

Take a vacation 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 vacation 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 vacation home and experience everything that makes Athens a fun spot to vacation. Here are some of the top attractions to see, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • 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 features

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 center:

  • 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 center.

Where to stay around Athens?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 74 vacation rentals near Athens. From 35 Cabins to 20 Houses, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Athens for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when traveling to Athens?

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

  • Ohio University: 95 vacation rentals
  • Hot Dog Museum: 103 vacation rentals
  • Dairy Barn Arts Center: 105 vacation rentals
  • Shade Winery: 27 vacation rentals
  • Peden Stadium: 102 vacation rentals

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

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 35 Cabins in Athens. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Athens include:

  • Houses: 20 rentals available
  • Cottages: 35 rentals available
  • Bungalows: 35 rentals available

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