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Athens Travel Guide  

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Situated in Clarke County and located along the north Oconee River at the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains in Georgia, USA, Athens covers a total area of 306.2 sq km.  
The climate is warm in summer where the average temperature is around 21°C, while the average temperature in winter is around 5°C. Rainfall is evenly distributed throughout the year.
Originally established as a small settlement at Cedar Shoals, it was incorporated as a city in 1806. This city, with a population of around 105,000, has preserved many of its historic neighbourhoods and landmarks.
Athens is home to the University of Georgia, the first state-supported university of America. Today, it is a centre of trade and commerce, health services and cultural arts. Tourism is a significant contributor to the economy.

Area code:
0256
Time zone:
UTC+-6
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Reviews Athens

Robert Bale
Level 100     6 Trophy   
Overall rating 6
Overall Guide : Begin your stay at Athens by visiting the Athens Convention and Visitors Bureau that offers all the required information. Or, you could visit the Athens Welcome Center and Classic City Tours. Make sure to attend one of the several programmes... more and events organised by the Athens Clarke Heritage Foundation to develop an understanding of the value of historical buildings and the rich heritage. Catch performances at Athens Creative Theatre, Athens Youth Symphony, Canopy Studio, Classic Center Theatre and Lyndon House Arts Center. Or shop for art and jewellery at Athena Jewelers, Aurum Jewelry and Art, Clayton Street Gallery, Elements Art Supply and Flat Penny Folk Art Gallery.   The Athens Clarke County Leisure Services offers several recreation facilities. Places of interest include Brush Creek Sporting Club, Carter-Coile Country Doctor’s Museum, Founders Memorial Garden and Georgia Museum of Natural History, to name a few.
paul avram
Level 9     1 Trophy    Viaggia: Friends
Overall rating 9
Overall Guide : Not miss athens gay nightlife in gazi area.of course acropolis and plaka at the old town. Glyfada the beach city south is like miami beach in smaller. Kolonaki is like nob hill for shoping and kifissia in north beautuful as... more beverly hills. Also went to mount parnitha offer a bic aerial lift with a great casino. And fantastic view of the city.
Not to be missed acropolis , acropolis museum , plaka
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