About this website

This website is the owned and managed by the City of Athens, Department of Tourism.  This web site was conceptualized, designed and built by Clever Mutt, LLC and is powered by a Clever Mutt's bespoke enterprise level tourism content management system.

City of Athens, Department of Tourism

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. 

The Department of Tourism website at enjoys thousands of visits each month. The website lists restaurants, 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.

If you have any questions about listing your business on our website, please contact the webmaster at

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 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        
    May 20th
  • Dec, Jan, Feb events
    Aug 20th
  • Mar, Apr, May events
    Nov 20th
  • June, July, Aug events
    Feb 20th

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. 

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