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Athens is a small town located in Greene County in the Catskills Mountains of southern New York. It is easily located along Highway 385, just off Interstate 87, between the towns of Coxsackie and Catskill, near the Hudson River. The village of Athens is within a four-season vacation area with spectacular scenery - everything from rolling green hills, open meadows, mountains, cascading waterfalls and sparkling lakes and streams. It's also an area rich in history and tradition with many historic sights, arts and crafts fairs, music and ethnic dance celebrations. There are two major ski resorts located in Greene County near Athens, and ten challenging golf courses. Fishing is prime and the area is well known for its small and large mouth bass and native trout. There are also hiking trails, mountain biking, horseback riding, camping and canoeing available near Athens. Greene County offers a wide variety of lodging - everything from bed & breakfasts and country inns to hotels, motels and campgrounds. Points of interest include the Athens Lighthouse, the Athens Museum, which contains a large collection of shipbuilding memorabilia and local history, and "Shakespeare on the River," a Shakespeare festival held in an open-air theater of the Hudson River.

Surrounding areas: Hudson, New York (1.8 mi), Catskill, New York (4.3 mi), West Coxsackie, New York (6.5 mi), Ghent, New York (10.9 mi), Valatie, New York (12.3 mi), Palenville, New York (12.4 mi), Chatham, New York (13.0 mi)

Athens Vacation Rentals

Athens Hotels and Resorts

Hotels & Motels
Catskill Motor LodgeRt 23 BCatskill, NY4.4 mi.(518) 943-5800
Friar Tuck Inn4858 Rt 32Catskill, NY4.4 mi.(518) 678-2271
Carl's Rip Van Winkle Motor Lodge810 Rt 23 BLeeds, NY4.7 mi.(518) 943-3303
Dellwood HotelMTN AvePurling, NY10.0 mi.(518) 622-9571
Best Western New Baltimore InnRd 1 Box 217aW Coxsackle, NY10.1 mi.(518) 731-8100
Blue Spruce Inn & Suites3093 Rt 9Valatie, NY12.3 mi.(518) 758-9711
Hans County Line Motel And RestaurantRt 32aPalenville, NY12.4 mi.(518) 678-3101
Lange's Groveside Resort6047 Rt 23Acra, NY12.8 mi.(518) 622-3393
Cloverleaf MotelSaugerties, NY15.0 mi.(845) 246-2878
Comfort Inn2790 Rt 32 NSaugerties, NY15.0 mi.(845) 246-1565
Howard Johnson Inn2764 Rt 32Saugerties, NY15.0 mi.(845) 246-9511
Carriage House Motel204 Burt StSaugerties, NY15.6 mi.(845) 246-3104
Clover MotelBox 36East Durham, NY16.2 mi.(518) 634-7209
Elsie K. Powell House Inc. Pitt Hall524 Pitt Hall RdOld Chatham, NY16.6 mi.(518) 794-8811
Villa VosillaRt 23aTannersville, NY17.2 mi.(518) 589-5060
Point Lookout Mountain InnRt 23East Windham, NY18.4 mi.(518) 734-3381
Knights Inn1666 Columbia TrnpkeCastleton, NY19.2 mi.(518) 477-2606
Terrace Carden MotelRt 23aHunter Green, NY21.8 mi.(518) 263-4422
Comfort Inn And Suites99 Miller RdCastleton On Hudson, NY22.5 mi.(518) 479-3217
Hotel Vienna107 Rt 296Windham, NY22.7 mi.(518) 734-5300
Shaker Mill Inn2 Oak StWest Stockbridge, MA22.9 mi.(413) 232-4600
Residence Inn Tech Valley3 Tech Valley DrEast Greenbush, NY23.1 mi.(518) 720-3600
Susse ChaletRd #2 Troy RdEast Greenbush, NY23.1 mi.(518) 477-7984
Williamsville Inn286 Gtbarrington RdWest Stockbridge, MA23.4 mi.(413) 274-6118
Quality Inn37 Rt 9 WGlenmont, NY23.4 mi.(518) 465-8811
Beekman Arms4 ML StRhinebeck, NY24.1 mi.(845) 876-7077
Village Inn Of Rhinebeck6 Rt 9 SRhinebeck, NY24.1 mi.(845) 876-7000
Comfort Inn & Suites249 Stockbridge RdGreat Barrington, MA24.2 mi.(413) 644-3200
Holiday Inn Express Hotel And Suites415 Stockbridge RdGreat Barrington, MA24.2 mi.(413) 528-1810
Econo Lodge15 Frontage RdGlenmont, NY24.4 mi.(518) 449-5181
Regency Hotel & Suites416 Southern BlvdAlbany, NY24.8 mi.(518) 462-6555
Econo Lodge110 Columbia TpkeRensselaer, NY24.9 mi.(518) 472-1360
Holiday Inn Kingston503 Washington AveKingston, NY25.3 mi.(845) 338-0400
Super 8 Motel487 Washington AveKingston, NY25.3 mi.(845) 338-3078
Fairfield Inn124 Troy RdEast Greenbush, NY25.4 mi.(518) 477-7984
Courtyard Kingston500 Frank Sottile BlvdKingston, NY25.4 mi.(845) 382-2300
Days InnRt 28Kingston, NY25.4 mi.(845) 331-1919
Quality Inn & Suites114 Rt 28Kingston, NY25.4 mi.(845) 339-3900
The Red Lion Inn30 Main StStockbridge, MA25.6 mi.(413) 298-5545
Holiday Inn Express & Suites Albany Skyline8 Empire DrRensselaer, NY25.9 mi.(518) 286-1011
Bed & Breakfast
Albergo Allegria Bed & BreakfastRt 296Windham, NY22.7 mi.(518) 734-5560
Historic Merrell Inn1565 Pleasant StSouth Lee, MA27.2 mi.(413) 243-1794

Athens Weather & Climate

The Catskills climate has variations depending on the elevation. There is a totally different winter in the mountains and the higher plateaus over 1,000 feet. There, the grip of winter is strong and steady, and above freezing temperatures are less common. Average January temperatures are three to four degrees colder at elevations from one to two thousand feet and over seven degrees colder at elevations above two thousand feet. Snowfall is fairly uniform during the month of January in the Catskills. The third week of July is generally the hottest time of the year in the Catskills, and rainfall during the warm months is usually confined to a few days rather than spread throughout the month. September has warm days, cool nights and fog at dawn over the Hudson valley. By October the hills are a kaleidoscope of color, and the first hard freeze is usually at the end of October.

     Month       High Temp   Low Temp   Rainfall   Ocean Temp 
January 33°F 15°F 3.08 in. -
February 37°F 18°F 2.48 in. -
March 47°F 27°F 3.31 in. -
April 61°F 37°F 3.58 in. -
May 72°F 48°F 4.38 in. -
June 80°F 57°F 3.77 in. -
July 84°F 62°F 3.87 in. -
August 81°F 60°F 3.84 in. -
September 73°F 53°F 3.85 in. -
October 62°F 41°F 3.48 in. -
November 49°F 32°F 3.35 in. -
December 38°F 22°F 3.02 in. -

Athens Map & Transportation

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The closest airports in the area are the Albany International airport (ALB) located about 33 miles north of Athens in Albany, New York, the Schenectady County airport (SCH) located approximately 40 miles north of Athens in Schenectady, New York, the Stewart International airport (SWF) located roughly 54 miles southwest of Athens in Newburgh, New York, the Barnes Municipal airport (BAF) located around 56 miles east of Athens in Westfield, Massachusetts, and finally the Bradley International airport (BDL) located about 62 miles southeast of Athens in Windsor Locks, Connecticut.

Athens Attractions

Amusement and Theme Parks
JeepersAlbanyNY26.8 mi.
Hoffman's PlaylandLathamNY33.3 mi.
Lake CompounceBristolCT60.5 mi.
Quassy Amusement ParkMiddleburyCT62.0 mi.
Six Flags New EnglandAgawamMA62.8 mi.
Sherman's Amusement ParkCaroga LakeNY70.5 mi.
JeepersWest NyackNY80.1 mi.
Great EscapeLake GeorgeNY80.2 mi.
Magic Forest ParkLake GeorgeNY80.2 mi.
High Hopes OrchardWestmorelandNH85.1 mi.
Playland ParkRyeNY89.2 mi.
Water Parks
Zoom Flume Water ParkDurhamNY20.6 mi.
Splash Down ParkFishkillNY50.8 mi.
Water Slide WorldLake GeorgeNY80.2 mi.
Carousel Water & Fun ParkBeach LakePA82.7 mi.
Splish Splash Water ParkRiverheadNY110.6 mi.
Alpine Slide at CamelbackTannersvillePA114.6 mi.
Enchanted Forest/Water SafariOld ForgeNY115.7 mi.
Maple Breeze ParkPawcatuckCT119.0 mi.
Water WizzWesterlyRI119.3 mi.
Golf Courses
Hamburg Golf CourseHamburgNY3.2 mi.
Catskill Golf ClubCatskillNY4.3 mi.
Blackhead Mountain Lodge & Country ClubRound TopNY10.6 mi.
Meadowgreens Golf CourseGhentNY10.9 mi.
Winding Brook Country ClubValatieNY12.3 mi.
Rip Van Winkle Country ClubPalenvilleNY12.6 mi.
Sycamore Country ClubRavenaNY13.3 mi.
Thunderhart Golf CourseFreeholdNY13.4 mi.
Copake Country ClubCraryvilleNY13.7 mi.
Pine Hills Country ClubManorvilleNY14.2 mi.
Rock Hill Golf & Country ClubManorvilleNY14.2 mi.
Swan Lake Golf ClubManorvilleNY14.2 mi.
Katsbaan Golf ClubSaugertiesNY15.0 mi.
Colonial Country ClubTannersvilleNY17.1 mi.
Undermountain Golf CourseCopakeNY17.1 mi.
Red Hook Golf ClubRed HookNY19.9 mi.
Thomas Carvel Country ClubPine PlainsNY21.4 mi.
Heartland Golf ParkEdgewoodNY22.2 mi.
Windham Country ClubWindhamNY22.4 mi.
Colonial Acres Golf CourseGlenmontNY23.1 mi.
Egremont Country ClubGreat BarringtonMA23.8 mi.
Alapaha Golf LinksKingstonNY25.4 mi.
Green Acres Golf CourseKingstonNY25.4 mi.
Capital Hills at AlbanyAlbanyNY26.6 mi.
Boston Corners Golf ClubMillertonNY26.9 mi.
Burden Lake Country ClubAverill ParkNY28.4 mi.
Greenock Country ClubLeeMA28.5 mi.
Hotchkiss School Golf CourseLakevilleCT28.6 mi.
Ski Areas
CatamountHillsdaleNY15.9 mi.
Hunter MountainHunterNY21.1 mi.
Ski WindhamWindhamNY22.7 mi.
Butternut Ski AreaGreat BarringtonMA23.5 mi.
Belleayre MoutainHighmountNY35.7 mi.
Otis RidgeOtisMA37.2 mi.
Brodie MountainNew AshfordMA37.4 mi.
Mohawk MountainCornwallCT38.3 mi.
Ski PlattekillRoxburyNY38.5 mi.
Scotch ValleyStamfordNY42.1 mi.
Big BirchPattersonNY53.1 mi.
Thunder RidgePattersonNY53.1 mi.
Berkshire EastCharlemontMA54.1 mi.
WoodburyWoodburyCT58.8 mi.
Willard MountainGreenwichNY59.1 mi.
Mount TomHolyokeMA61.3 mi.
Holiday MountainMonticelloNY61.8 mi.
Mount SouthingtonSouthingtonCT66.8 mi.
West MountainGlens FallsNY72.5 mi.
BromleyManchester CenterVT73.6 mi.
State Parks
Lake Taghkanic State ParkNY13.5 mi. 
Clermont State ParkNY13.9 mi. 
Catskill State ParkNY14.2 mi. 
Taconic State ParkNY21.5 mi. 
Bates Memorial State ParkMA25.4 mi. 
Mount Riga State ParkCT25.5 mi. 
Thacher State ParkNY27.5 mi. 
Mills Memorial State ParkNY29.4 mi. 
Norrie State ParkNY30.8 mi. 
Balance Rock State ParkMA32.0 mi. 
Campbell Falls State ParkCT34.2 mi. 
Catskill State ParkNY34.7 mi. 
Max V Shaul State ParkNY35.9 mi. 
Peebles Island State ParkNY36.1 mi. 
Haystack Mountain State ParkCT36.4 mi. 
Housatonic Meadows State ParkCT37.2 mi. 
Macedonia Brook State ParkCT38.4 mi. 
Wahconah Falls State ParkMA38.8 mi. 
Dennis Hill State ParkCT39.1 mi. 
Clermont (State Historic Site)ClermontNY12.6 mi.(History)
Norman Rockwell Museum at StockbridgeStockbridgeMA25.2 mi.(Art)
Irish American Heritage MuseumAlbanyNY26.8 mi.(History)
Albany Institute of History & ArtAlbanyNY26.8 mi.(Multidisciplinary)
New York State MuseumAlbanyNY26.8 mi.(Science)
University Art MuseumAlbanyNY26.8 mi.(Art)
Klyne Esopus Historical Society MuseumUlster ParkNY29.7 mi.(History)
Hancock Shaker VillagePittsfieldMA31.6 mi.(History)
Bruderhof MuseumRiftonNY31.9 mi.(History)
Rensselaer County Historical Society at the Hart-Cluett MansionTroyNY32.5 mi.(History)
Troy's RiverSpark Visitor CenterTroyNY32.5 mi.(History)
Caverns Creek Grist Mill MuseumHowes CaveNY41.2 mi.(Technology)
Sterling and Francine Clark Art InstituteWilliamstownMA43.6 mi.(Art)
Gomez Mill HouseMarlboroNY46.5 mi.(History)
Litchfield History MuseumLitchfieldCT48.1 mi.(History)
Hidden Hills Historical MuseumsChesterfieldMA50.4 mi.(History)
National Bottle MuseumBallston SpaNY50.7 mi.(Technology)
Hanford Mills MuseumEast MeredithNY55.9 mi.(History)
National Museum of DanceSaratoga SpringsNY56.4 mi.(Miscellaneous)
National Museum of Racing and Hall of FameSaratoga SpringsNY56.4 mi.(Miscellaneous)
Zoos and Aquariums
Trevor ZooMillbrookNY33.9 mi.
Beardsley Zoological GardensBridgeportCT82.2 mi.
Utica ZooUticaNY92.3 mi.
Bergen County Zoological ParkParamusNJ92.4 mi.
Bronx Zoo/Wildlife Conservation ParkBronxNY98.0 mi.
Queens Wildlife CenterFlushingNY103.8 mi.
Central Park Wildlife CenterNew YorkNY107.8 mi.
Ross Park ZooBinghamtonNY108.5 mi.
New York AquariumBrooklynNY111.8 mi.
Prospect Park Wildlife CenterBrooklynNY111.8 mi.
Mystic AquariumMysticCT114.1 mi.
Staten Island ZooStaten IslandNY119.0 mi.

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