Athens (Ohio)

Athens is a small town with a major university (population 26,000 -2010) and county seat of Athens County(population 68,000 2010 Southeast Ohio, best known for being home to Ohio University 22,000 students. The university was the first founded west of the Appalachian Mountains in 1804.

Get in

By plane

By car

SR 33 and SR 50 intersect at Athens.

By Shuttle

Many of the local taxi companies in Athens also offer a shuttle service.

Bus service from Columbus / Columbus airport. []

Get around

By foot

By taxi


Arts and Culture




Companion Plants - Possibly one of the finest plants stores in the country. With an amazing array of plants from across the world this very difficult to find but wonderfully kept secret is reason in itself to go to Athens. Wonderfully friendly and helpful staff and a must for plant people. Check their website for directions and hours.


Our Sunday brunch menu includes individual omelettes, French toast, and sides of locally produced sausages, ham, polenta or home fries.


There are many bars on Court Street located near Ohio University's College Green.



Go next

Go to Cleveland, Columbus, Cincinnati, Pittsburgh or West Virginia.

Routes through Athens

Columbus Nelsonville  W  E  Jct N SSpencer Weston
Chillicothe McArthur  W  E  Coolville Parkersburg

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