Visit Athens - McMinn County, Tennessee

Welcome to Athens, Tennessee - a hidden gem in the heart of the Volunteer State! Nestled between the stunning Great Smoky Mountains and the vibrant city of Chattanooga, Athens offers a truly unique experience for travelers seeking an authentic Southern charm combined with natural beauty and rich history.

Athens is a town that effortlessly blends captivating landscapes with a friendly community spirit. Here, you can delight in the serenity of small-town life while still enjoying a wide range of activities and attractions. Whether you're an outdoor enthusiast, a history buff, or a lover of Southern cuisine, Athens has something to offer everyone.

For nature lovers, Athens is a gateway to some of the most breathtaking natural wonders in the region. Just a short drive away, you'll find yourself surrounded by the majestic peaks of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, where you can hike, bike, or simply soak in the awe-inspiring views. And if you're a water enthusiast, the nearby Tennessee River and Hiwassee River provide endless opportunities.