Athens travel guide

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You're Going to Love Athens

With a population of 21,897, Athens is a must-see destination in Alabama, United States.

When to visit Athens

Athens in February
Estimated hotel price
1 night at 3-star hotel
Athens in February
Estimated hotel price
1 night at 3-star hotel

Looking for warm weather? Then head to Athens in July, when the average temperature is 26 °C, and the highest can go up to 32 °C. The coldest month, on the other hand, is January, when it can get as cold as -2 °C, with an average temperature of 3 °C. You’re likely to see more rain in March, when precipitation is around 153 mm. In contrast, August is usually the driest month of the year in Athens, with an average rainfall of 84 mm.

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How to Get to Athens


Although Athens doesn’t have its own airport, you can fly to Huntsville (HSV), which is located 16 miles from Athens.


Another option to get to Athens is to pick up a car hire from Nashville, which is about 94 miles from Athens. You’ll find branches of Dollar and Thrifty, among others, in Nashville.

Airports near Athens

Airlines serving Athens

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British Airways
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Turkish Airlines
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Air France
Good (838 reviews)
United Airlines
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Qatar Airways
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Air Canada
Good (4,032 reviews)
Brussels Airlines
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Scandinavian Airlines
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Etihad Airways
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Spirit Airlines
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ITA Airways
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Malaysia Airlines
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Where to stay in Athens

If you’re on a budget, well-reviewed accommodations include Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Athens I-65 and Sleep Inn Athens I-65.

Where to stay in popular areas of Athens

Hiring a car in Athens

Expect to pay $1.86 per litre in Athens (average price from the past 30 days). Depending on the size of your car hire, filling up the tank will cost between $22.26 and $29.68. The most frequently booked car type in Athens is Supplier choice (Class Special Car or similar). If you’re looking to save money, though, keep in mind that Intermediate car hire (Hyundai Elantra or similar) is, on average, 55% cheaper than other car hire types in the city.