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124 Assisted Living Facilities near Athens, GA

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If you’re looking for assisted living in Athens, our local senior living advisors can help you find a safe, welcoming community for you or your loved one. Whether you’re searching for luxury assisted living in Athens or sticking to a budget, we’ll work with you to understand the cost of assisted living in Athens.

From there, we’ll show you the best assisted living communities in Athens for your family member’s budget, lifestyle, and personal care needs. With 124 assisted living facilities in the Athens area, A Place for Mom makes it easier to find a secure and social community for this next stage of life.

We are also serving Assisted Living facilities in surrounding neighborhoods like Riverbend, Kingswood and Downtown Athens. You may also consider nearby communities such as Buford, Conyers or Cumming.

Assisted Living Facilities near Athens, GA

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Review ofThe Mansions at Gwinnett Park Assisted Living & Memory Care
5.0

This building is still fairly new, the atmosphere felt great. The staff and residents seem happy. I didn't want to leave!

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Review ofOrchard at Athens
4.6

The friendliness of the staff members we met with was something that really stood out to us, and based on our families experience so far we would absolutely recommend the Orchard at Athens community to others.

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Review ofThe Mansions at Gwinnett Park Assisted Living & Memory Care
5.0

I chose The Mansions because it was a place that had more of a homey feeling to it rather than feeling institutional. The room size is perfect for what I need and would be good for a man and wife as well. It is a great value for the money compared to others that I looked into. I would recommend them to others.

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Orchard at Athens

2750 Atlanta Hwy, Athens, GA 30606

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Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care, Independent Living

Orchard Senior Living is proud to present Athens' premier Assisted Living & Memory Care Community - Orchard at Athens. Get ready to see Assisted Living and Memory Care like you have never seen before.Located just minutes from St. Mary’s and Piedmont Hospital on Atlanta Hwy, Orchard at Athens...... Read more

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4.7(11 reviews)

This is a beautiful facility with a caring, compassionate staff. They have managed gracefully through out the entire COVID-19 situation and worked diligently to keep our mom safe and entertained. We are thrilled to be able to now visit in person again!

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Arbor Terrace of Athens

170 Marilyn Farmer Way, Athens, GA 30606

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Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care

Arbor Terrace of Athens is the premier assisted living community in the greater Athens, Georgia, area, providing the highest quality of geriatric care and assisted living, including innovative memory care designed specifically to support residents affected by Alzheimer's disease and other...... Read more

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4.7(19 reviews)

All of the staff are so pleasant, courteous and patient!

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Oaks at Cedar Shoals

1291 Cedar Shoals Dr, Athens, GA 30605

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Located on the East side of Athens, across from Cedar Shoals High School, The Oaks at Cedar Shoals is an assisted living community close to St. Mary's Hospital.... Read more

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4.7(13 reviews)

Their communication has been really good, we think they went beyond making the residents feel comfortable. They assist in anyway possible especially during the pandemic. They made our loved ones transition very nice, it was awesome and we are very appreciative

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Manor Lake Athens NOW OPEN

933 US Hwy 29 N, Athens, GA 30601

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Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care, Independent Living

Caring For Seniors Is Our MissionIf you’re worried about a senior parent, you’ll find relief at Manor Lake Athens. Care at Manor Lake Athens is more than just meals and medications. It includes serving the Body, Mind and Spirit of a senior – because care is physical, emotional, and...... Read more

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2.8(3 reviews)

The people are great. I don't like they were only doing window visits, I was having to push the issue to be able to see my loved one. All the residents were wearing masks and my loved one still contracted COVID. I know the community was following the state guidelines though. They recently opened up for in person visits. My loved one seems to be happy here.

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Atria Park of Tucker

5844 Lawrenceville Highway, Tucker, GA 30084

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With a beautiful setting beneath the Georgia pines, Atria Park of Tucker is the preferred supportive living community for older adults in DeKalb and Gwinnett counties. We are convenient to downtown Tucker, Main Street, Lucky Shoals Park and Stone Mountain.Our compassionate staff provides discreet...... Read more

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4.2(46 reviews)

Atria of Tucker is the best place to care for your loved one. The staff and management has treated us like family since we walked in the door. My dad has found his new home, closer to me, closer to his medical providers and the care is consistent. His one bedroom apartment is quite spacious. There is a schedule of activities daily to engage the community and everything is very thoughtful.

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St. Ives Memory Care

5835 Medlock Bridge Rd, Johns Creek, GA 30022

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St. Ives Memory Care, a licensed Memory Care/Assisted Living Community, has been serving residents in Johns Creek and the surrounding areas for over 20 years. We are convenient to Fulton, Forsyth and Gwinnett counties. Through the years we have established deep roots as a result of strong...... Read more

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4.7(38 reviews)

My father lived at St. Ives Memory Care for 5 years. As a registered nurse of 30 years I can testify to the amazing care daddy received. The staff was attentive, activities were appropriate and fun for him. The facility is clean and well ran.

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4.7(22 reviews)

This building is still fairly new, the atmosphere felt great. The staff and residents seem happy. I didn't want to leave!

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The Retreat at Loganville

580 Tommy Lee Fuller Drive, Loganville, GA 30052

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Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care, Independent Living

We make true retirement living easy and enjoyable at the Retreat at Loganville. Whether in our independent living Villas and Cottages, our personal care Manor House, or our Alzheimer's Pearl, residents focus on living each day to the fullest. We greet all residents and their families with...... Read more

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3.8(84 reviews)

My mother in law was actually a this facility 10 years ago and had a great experience. We did not choose them because they could not accommodate her needs. She smoked and they did not have a room on the first floor available that was far enough away. But we know it is a great facility.

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The Phoenix at Tucker

2060 Idlewood Rd, Tucker, GA 30084

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Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care

The Phoenix at Tucker is a family-oriented Assisted Living and Memory Care community that builds on the success and experience that the founders have developed through the years. Located in Tucker, Georgia, The Phoenix offers exceptional care in a beautiful environment with comfortable rooms and...... Read more

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4.7(82 reviews)

This community looked very nice. It was a good experience but there was another community that we liked better.

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Antebellum James Burgess

1520 James Burgess Rd, Suwanee, GA 30024

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4.1(66 reviews)

In my opinion, Antebellum James Burgess has been a blessing for my parent in Memory Care due to the leadership of Director, [name removed]. [name removed] has been an asset to Antebellum with her personable and professional skills. She is a compassionate perso who has always been available to listen to any concerns or questions regarding care.

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Charter Senior Living of Buford

4450 Old Hamilton Mill Road, Buford, GA 30518

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Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care

Built for One Thing: YouOur community is designed from the ground up to provide you with the perfect canvas on which you can paint your best senior living life. Choose us for your next home sweet home and you can trade the worries and hassles that often come with living at home for a better, more...... Read more

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3.4(57 reviews)

We moved here around 6 months ago to be closer to medical facilities and doctors for my wife who was quite ill at the time, I personally needed very little aide or assistance but my wife [name removed] needed considerable assistance which increased each month. She sadly passed away in September after receiving extremely good care in this community, for which I am grateful. We were both impressed by Charter Senior Living. It is a lovely building in a grove of trees which makes it seem out in the country, but is actually really close to any and every kind of shopping and medical need. The building is perfectly maintained and very attractive. The staff has been well trained and professional in their duty, while also friendly and kind. The food is delicious, with careful consideration of dietary needs. The entire community is immaculate and attractively decorated. I am sadly moving, but my family is in the Pennsylvania area. I will miss my many friends here and wish everyone the very best!

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The Retreat at Conyers

1504 Renaissance Dr, Conyers, GA 30012

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The Retreat at Conyers offers premier assisted living and memory care with superior personalized care and a compassionate staff. Situated in Conyers, Georgia, our state of the art community offers luxury style accommodations with a comfortable, small-town feel.... Read more

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3.9(54 reviews)

The care our loved one has received has been good, but we do think the business aspect of the facility could use some improvements. Our loved one is really enjoying the meals and dining service is great, and they are really liking the activities.

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Country Gardens Lanier

255 Elm St, Cumming, GA 30040

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Country Gardens Lanier Country Gardens Lanier offers a beautiful senior living community home for those who are looking to live in Cumming, GA. Our community is in close proximity to several beautiful parks, the library, senior center, great shopping, the Cumming Aquatic Center and Veterans War...... Read more

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4.3(51 reviews)

My father and mother both live at Country Gardens. I believe the caretakers are genuinely concerned about the folks who live there. The caretakers know each person on a personal level, and the environment feels like home ! I know that this time of Covid has been very stressful for everyone. When Country Gardens had to respond with a time of quarantine, I felt confident that my parents were getting the best care possible. My Dad told me there were multiple visits by the staff throughout each day. I am thankful for the loving care that each person receives by the patient and loving people who work there.

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The Villas at Canterfield

815 Atlanta Highway, Cumming, GA 30040

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The Villas at Canterfield is a senior living community located in a quiet, upscale and unique neighborhood in Cumming, Georgia which is in Forsyth County. It was planned for convenience and offers a luxury home atmosphere with a world class standard of living. The community has spacious,...... Read more

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4.1(49 reviews)

We chose The Villas at Canterfield because my mom had a friend that was already living here. The size of the apartment depends on the size of your furniture. We bought furniture fitted for the apartment so it makes it more spacious. They are still somewhat restricted with covid, you do still have to get your temperature taken and wear a mask and things like that. My mom loves it here and we would absolutely them to others who are looking.

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Oaks at Hampton

5610 Hampton Park Drive, Cumming, GA 30041

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Oaks at Hampton is proud to be an Eden Alternative® certified assisted living and memory care community located in Cumming, Georgia. The Eden registry exists to honor those organizations that have made a formal commitment to transforming traditional methods of care into an approach that puts the...... Read more

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4.3(48 reviews)

I thought Oaks at Hampton was lovely. I had a great first impression of the property. It was one of the first places that we toured, and because of that, I don't feel like we got to see everything that they had available to offer. They showed me the rooms and introduced me to a lady who happened to be sitting in the hall doing a puzzle. I wish I was shown the facility in more detail or had known to ask to see more things. We would have liked to have seen more common areas and talked more about amenities and things that might have factored into our decision. Of course with just a tour, we don’t know what it’s like to live there. But based on the tour, it looked like a great place.

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Benton House of Sugar Hill

6009 Suwanee Dam Road, Sugar Hill, GA 30518

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Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care

Award Winning Services! National Winner-Top 50 in Aging Services by Fortune magazine. A Great Place to Work certified 3 consecutive years. Multiple Pinnacle Customer Service Awards. Call or drop by to see why Benton House services are superior!Service starts with good design and great people. Our...... Read more

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4.2(47 reviews)

We have been nothing but happy with Benton House. We chose this facility at the time because we were in a time crunch and they had availability when we needed it. Also, from meeting with the director she was very understanding with the tough circumstances and very friendly. They have been great with communication and keeping us up to date with what is going on. It has been a great experience and I would highly recommend them.

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Sunrise of Five Forks

3997 Five Forks Trickum Road, Lilburn, GA 30047

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Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care

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Sunrise at Five Forks, a Sunrise Senior Living Community is located in Lilburn, GA close to shopping, physician offices, churches, and major hospitals. At Sunrise, we welcome seniors into a warm, inviting community. We offer a choice of accommodations, from Companion to Two-Bedroom Suites. Each...... Read more

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4.5(46 reviews)

Love it. Perfect for my Dad.

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Brookside Stone Mountain

1745 Parke Plaza Circle SW, Stone Mountain, GA 30087

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Brookside Stone Mountain is an assisted living and memory care community in Stone Mountain Georgia. Stone Mountain is a thriving city with a rich history featuring a famous giant carving honoring Confederate military leaders, a state park and museum as well as a local theater. Stone Mountain also...... Read more

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3.6(44 reviews)
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Discovery Village at Sugarloaf

1220 Satellite Boulevard, Suwanee, GA 30024

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Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care

Welcome to Discovery Village At Sugarloaf, a senior-living community located in Suwanee, Georgia, just northeast of Atlanta, designed to offer a blend of independence, active lifestyle, comfort and security for you to enjoy your retirement years, no matter what stage of life you are in. Discovery...... Read more

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3.6(43 reviews)

Hello - Normally I don't leave reviews. To be honest, I've always been very suspicious of them. However, I feel it very necessary to write this review for those of you who are searching for a Senior Living Facility. I've lived at Discovery Village @ Sugarloaf for 6 months now and I can truly speak with all honesty when I tell you that this place is absolutely "WONDERFUL". The ED is very attentive to all the residents, their problems, issues, and concerns, and is dedicated to their comfort & safety while residing here at Discovery Village @ Sugarloaf. e facility daily. The grounds are kept neat, the facility is constantly being monitored and cleaned. I can't speak highly enough about the staff, who are all extremely professional, caring and above all, motivated to providing support for all residents. There is an atmosphere of warmth and family, throughout the community, which makes you feel right at home, comfortable and safe. I truly love it here, and I believe you will to.

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Ashton Manor at Sugarloaf

1155 Lawrenceville Highway, Lawrenceville, GA 30046

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Ashton Manor at Sugarloaf is Lawrenceville's established senior living community offering independent and assisted living and memory care. Our affordable pricing models offer accessibility to most budgets and our inclusive rates hare great for planning monthly expenses. If good southern dining...... Read more

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4.1(37 reviews)

Pleasant place to live and staff and many other things have improved within the last two years. More activities are offered. Food/meals are vastly improved. Housekeeping has always been highly rated and continuous to be improved. Staff is outstanding and is always approachable.

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Cost of assisted living in Athens, GA

The average cost of senior living in Athens is $3,805 per month. Cheaper nearby regions include Commerce, GA with an average of $2,975 per month.

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What is assisted living?

Assisted living is long-term care for seniors who are generally active and independent, but who require increased supervision and help with some daily tasks. Staff can assist residents with activities of daily living like dressing, bathing, and medication management. Assisted living is also a good option for seniors seeking more socialization. Services and amenities in assisted living facilities often include:

  • Housekeeping
  • Nutritious meals and snacks
  • Help with personal care
  • Laundry
  • Social activities and outings
  • 24-hour emergency response
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Learn More About Assisted Living in Athens, GA

 

Athens, home to the University of Georgia, hosts all the resources and conveniences of a modern city with many local attractions both on and off campus. Residents can get the most of Athens in their own way through the city’s lively music and football cultures, its pristine natural areas, or the diverse shopping and dining experiences in the downtown district.

In Athens, assisted living communities provide personal care services in settings typically ranging from private apartments to shared rooms, often with restaurant-style dining and activities based on residents’ interests. Designed to promote independence among seniors who don’t require 24-hour skilled nursing care, assisted living is a good option for retirees who need help with some daily tasks and would like to live a socially fulfilling, active lifestyle.

Cost of Assisted Living in Athens, GA

The median monthly cost of assisted living in 2019 was about $5,200 in Athens and $3,800 within the metropolitan area. The median monthly cost of assisted living in 2019 in the state of Georgia was around $3,600.

 

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Cost of Living

 

The total household expenses associated with living in Athens are rated 26 points below the national average. Grocery and other essential costs are also rated well below the average, indicating that Athens is relatively affordable.

Index Scores

All index scores are based on a scale that has the national average set at 100. A score of 200 indicates that the cost is twice as expensive as the national average, while a score of 50 indicates that the cost is half as expensive.

Household Expenses Health Care Insurance Entertainment Groceries Clothing
74 71 66 71 77 76

 

Income and Housing

Median Income Age 45-64 Median Income Age 65+ Median Household Income Average Individual Income Median Employee Salary Average Property Tax One-bedroom Apartment Gross Rent Estimate
$49,071 per year $43,345 per year $34,494 per year $21,511 per year $40,348 per year $1,966 per year $696 per month

 

 

Local Hospitals

 

The top hospitals that service Athens include:

Piedmont Athens Regional

  • Facility type: governmental, short-term acute care
  • Bed count: 350+
  • Specialties: emergency department, ICU, joint replacement

Saint Mary’s Hospital

  • Facility type: nonprofit, short-term acute care
  • Bed count: 180+
  • Specialties: physical therapy, spine surgery, arthroscopy

 

 

Weather and Climate

 

Athens’s climate is classified as humid subtropical, which means the city experiences hot, humid summers and cool winters. The average humidity level is 66%, and humidity levels are often highest during September at about 71%.

 

Seasonal Temperatures

January Average January Maximum January Minimum
42°F 51°F 33°F

 

July Average July Maximum July Minimum
80°F 90°F 69°F

 

Air Quality

  • Relative Air Quality Index: 90

This index is based on a scale that has the national average set at 100. A score of 200 indicates twice the presence of air pollutants than the national average, while a score of 50 indicates half the presence.

Precipitation

  • Average annual precipitation: 48″

 

 

Demographics and Values

 

Population Statistics

Median Age Percent of Population Over 65 Population Population Density Average Household Size
27 10.5% 95,442 1,499 per square mile 2.3

 

Race & Ethnicity

American Indian or Alaskan Native Asian Black Hispanic or Latino Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander Two or More Races White (not Hispanic or Latino)
0.1% 3.9% 28.0% 10.9% 0.1% 2.6% 54.8%

These figures were taken from the most recent U.S. Census.

 

LGBTQ+ Inclusivity

These scores were taken from the 2020 Human Rights Campaign’s Municipal Equality Index.

  • Non-discrimination laws in Athens-Clarke: 0/30
  • Overall inclusivity: 29/100

 

2016 Presidential Election Results for Clarke County

Democratic Republican Other
66.7% 28.7% 4.6%

 

 

Arts, Culture, Entertainment, and Recreation

 

Some of the most popular museums and historic sites in Athens include:

  • Georgia Museum of Art
  • Georgia Museum of Natural History
  • T.R.R. Cobb House

Outdoor attractions in Athens:

  • Sandy Creek Park
  • Walker Park
  • Rose Creek
  • Hardigree Wildlife Sanctuary
  • State Botanical Garden of Georgia
  • Bear Hollow Zoo

Athens’s top entertainment destinations and shopping districts are:

  • Beechwood Cinemas
  • Athens Wine Weekend
  • AthFest
  • Sanford Stadium
  • Georgia Square Mall
  • Athens West Shopping Center
  • Epps Village Shopping Center

 

Transportation

ACC Transit offers public bus transportation in the Athens-Clarke County area, offering no-cost fares to senior citizens. Taxis and rideshare services, like Uber and Lyft, are also available in Athens.

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