A Tale of Two Athens

Travelocity recently published a commercial where a traveler mistakenly ends up in Athens, Georgia instead of Athens, Greece. We couldn’t think of a better mistake to make! 

Founded in the late 18th century and named after Athens, Greece, a place known for its dedication to higher learning, Athens, Georgia is home to the University of Georgia, the state of Georgia’s flagship institution.

While many people might be disappointed if they meant to book a flight to Athens, Greece, but mistakenly found themselves in Athens, Georgia, Bulldogs know better.

We know that Athens is a thriving town full of great music, food, art and more. Most importantly, Athens is home to the University of Georgia, a place that embeds itself into the soul of anyone who attends.

As the saying goes, “you can leave it, but it never leaves you.” Many UGA alumni know how true that statement is, and often find themselves dreaming of days spent on North Campus studying on Herty Field or Saturdays ‘tween the Hedges.

While there’s no denying that Athens, Greece is an incredible vacation spot, we think Athens, Georgia is pretty special, too.

Wouldn’t you agree?

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