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Athens Travel Guide, Georgia

Athens, Travel Guide – Location

Athens is a beautiful city located in the state of Georgia, 76 miles from Augusta and 87 miles from Macon, housing the University of Georgia, the first state university in the country.

Athens, Travel Guide – Topography and Climate

The city is set in a specific mountain foothills area called piedmont and its general landscape is dominated by low hills and large agricultural surfaces.

The general climate is mild with warm summers reaching the highest temperatures in July and quite chilly winters. The rainfalls are distributed almost evenly throughout the year with small periods of draught usually in September and October.

Athens is crossed by the Oconee River, an important tributary of Ocmulgee River flowing into the Atlantic Ocean.

Athens, Travel Guide – Flora and Fauna

The local characteristic flora can still be admired in isolated areas, consisting of different species of oak trees, hickory trees, yellow poplars and even pines. Athens also has a varied terrestrial and aquatic fauna represented by species of hares, squirrels, rodents and also two protected aquatic species: the altahama shiner and the robust redhorse, found in the waters of the Oconee River.

Athens, Travel Guide – Population

The city was born due to the presence of the University of Georgia and kept expanding until it reached its nowadays form, numbering 189.000 people. The local population is young with an average age of 25 and dominated by women.

Athens is quite a large city with an average density of 328 people per km² most of them working in services, commerce, agriculture and tourism.

Athens, Travel Guide – Culture and Arts

Athens travel guide offers unique and rich cultural heritage in a city where you can find art in all its forms. The city houses numerous clubs and bars where you can enjoy various genre of good music, from country to rock; from jazz to classical music anything is available. Good music is also offered by the Athens Master Chorale and Athens Symphony Orchestra, performing at the Classic Center Theatre or at the Canopy Studio and receiving countless spectators each time. The city also houses the Athens Creative Theatre and Athens Area Arts Council, both well known for their wonderful exhibits, theatre productions of local and famous touring companies.

Athens, Travel Guide – Transport

In order to reach Athens the easiest way is by air, landing on the Athens Ben Epps Airport and then taking a taxi, bus or rent a car to reach the city. If you arrive by car form inland then you should use one of the modern motorways to reach Athens in this way you could also get the chance to see more of the beautiful places in town and its surroundings.

Within the city travelers can use the trolleys, buses, taxis or can rent a car or a bicycle which is very popular here.

Athens, Travel Guide – Accommodation

Accommodation in Athens is varied and suitable for any taste and budget. For a closer location to downtown and its wonderful attractions you can choose Courtyard by Marriot, a beautiful southern style property offering countless facilities in order to make your stay as pleasant as possible. If instead you are making a tour of the country with a caravan trailer and decide to stop here, Bulldog Park will offer you all necessary connected facilities for a comfortable stay in Athens.

Athens, Travel Guide – Festivals

Athens is a city full of energy where there is always something going on, almost every day an important event takes place here. Some of the main events that take place throughout the year are the Melting Point, a music venue taking place in a well known local spa center, the Odum Exhibit which is a tribute to the famous ecologist Eugene Odum, photography exhibitions by local artists, the Piano Artistry of Evgeny Rivin which offers the locals a wonderful evening of solo piano and many other captivating activities.

Besides these main festivals, Athens also houses several smaller events throughout the year that gather important number of locals and tourists.

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