Tourism in Athens
The Department of Tourism is the promotional ‘leg’ of the City of Athens. We’re here to provide you with the right information and assistance to make your visit to Athens the best it can be – whether you’re visiting for pleasure or for business.
Office of Tourism
During your visit to Athens, stop in to see us at the Athens Partnership Center, to receive your personal welcome! The Athens Partnership Center is convenient to out-of-town guests and backyard tourists alike. Visitors will find a wealth of information about things to do and see, places to stay, restaurants and more! Local experts are on hand to make recommendations and guide you to your destination.
Because Athens provides a great location from which to begin a “spokes” tour, visitors can also pick up information about other attractions in the area.
The Department of Tourism website at enjoys thousands of visits each month. The website lists restaurants, accommodations, attractions and other sites of interest in the greater Athens area.
The website includes only hotels located in the city limits of Athens because the department is funded entirely through the collection of hotel/motel occupancy tax.
Calendar of Events
The online calendar of events is the most visited page on the Department of Tourism website. Local organizations are encouraged to submit their upcoming events for posting consideration. Click here to submit an event or to view our event listing guidelines. We do not accept event information over the telephone, nor do we guarantee inclusion of any event. Events for consideration in the online calendar of events must be submitted to us no later than four full weeks prior to the event, three months is recommended.
Entries from the online calendar of events are also submitted to other events calendars around the state. Here are the deadline dates for possible inclusion:
- Sept, Oct, Nov events
It is the responsibility of the submitting organization to alert the Department of Tourism to any changes in event dates, times, locations, etc. prior to these published publication dates.