Destination guide

Head to the friendly city of Athens

Enjoy the wineries and other features of Athens. This city is welcoming and relaxing, recognised for its shopping, cafes and parks. A holiday rental can help make your stay complete—many rentals come with a full kitchen and laundry facilities.


Activities and attractions in and around Athens

Are you looking for attractions to see during your stay? Although it can be tempting to stay in your comfortable holiday rental, you'll want to experience everything that Athens has to offer. Here are some of the top attractions to explore, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Henderson County Fairgrounds (4.6 mi / 7.3 km)
  • Tara Vineyards and Winery (6.9 mi / 11.2 km)
  • New York - Texas Zipline Adventure (12.2 mi / 19.7 km)
  • Twin Lakes Golf Course (18.8 mi / 30.2 km)
  • Waterpark at the Villages (22.7 mi / 36.5 km)
  • Cedar Creek Country Club (23.3 mi / 37.5 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural features in Athens

Whether you're looking for adventure or just want to appreciate the scenery, Athens is a great spot to appreciate mother nature. Here are a few of the area's noteworthy natural features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Cain Park II (0.4 mi / 0.6 km)
  • Central Park (1.1 mi / 1.8 km)
  • Athens City Park (1.4 mi / 2.2 km)
  • Athens Scuba Park (1.8 mi / 2.9 km)
  • East Texas Arboretum (3 mi / 4.8 km)
  • Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center (5 mi / 8.1 km)

Travelling to and around Athens

The nearest airport is in Tyler, TX (TYR-Pounds Regional), located 27.7 mi (44.6 km) from the city centre.

Where to stay around Athens?

Our 2019 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 47 holiday lettings near Athens. From 39 Houses to 6 Cabins, find unique self catering accommodation 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 HomeAway.

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

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

  • Cain Park II: 109 holiday lettings
  • Henderson County Performing Arts Center: 106 holiday lettings
  • Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center: 95 holiday lettings
  • Henderson County Historical Museum: 127 holiday lettings
  • Central Park: 121 holiday lettings

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 holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Athens?

Yes, of course. HomeAway offers 39 Houses in Athens. Our other popular types of Athens holiday rentals include:

  • Cabins: 6 self catering accommodations
  • Cottages: 6 self catering accommodations
  • Bungalows: 6 self catering accommodations

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Athens?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 8 holiday homes with pool available in Athens. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.