Lavrio or Laurium is a town which lies on the southeastern part of Attica in Greece and it is located at about 54km to the southeast of Athens.
During the classical antiquity, Lavrio was renowned in Greece for its silver mines which are at these times one of the chief sources of revenue of the Athenian state.
Lavrio has also a seaport, but it is of lesser importance than its neighbor Piraeus and it is considered as a suburb of Athens.
It is located on the bay overlooking the island of Makronissos in the East and it was known in the ancient times as Helena. The port of Lavrio is surrounded by a grid system of streets and it is connected to Athens by the new Eleftherios Venizelos International Airport and the Attiki Odos highway.
The nearest towns to the city of Lavrio are Sounion and Keratea.
During a visit in Lavrio, you will find out that there are many interesting places that are worth seeing. You will find numerous fast foods and restaurants all around the town’s main square.
Yacht charterers are recommended to pay much attention to the ‘’Yard’’ which is located between the main square and the port. The ‘’Yard’’ is a modern style restaurants that offers some excellent traditional Greek dishes and there is also a large variety of international plates and the biggest variations of beer in the area.
If you have enough time during your yacht charter vacation, it is particularly recommended to visit the Lavrio fish market which offers some fresh fish and also ‘’Glaros’’, a fish tavern which overlooks the harbor.
You will also have the opportunity to visit the famous Temple at Sounion and you can also sail towards the former prison island of Makronissos nearby.
For most yacht charterers, the port of Lavrio is definitely, the best place to start a sailing trip towards Kea or Tzia in The Cyclades Island group.