About Lavrion

Lavrio is a Greek port town located near Athens in administrative region of Attica.

Why to yachtcharter in Lavrion?

Its close proximity to Athens makes it an ideal place to start your sailing trip since you can enjoy all, the major city of Athens, ancient sites and nearby beautiful islands Cyclades.

The lavrio area is known for its industry and mining operations from ancient times. This is where the giant columns from the temple of Poseidon were dug out.

The Silver mines date back to prehistoric times. The mining facilities here are believed to be the oldest in the world!

The side effect of this mining activity was that many different and unique minerals were discovered here. These minerals bring a lot of geological tourism into the mountains.

In the last few years Lavrion has developed and gone through a big transformation. Restaurants, shops and cafes were opened and Lavrion started a new life due to the rebuilding of the port into a major ferry terminal for the Greek islands and the relocation of several sailboat charter companies and a marina.

There are two marinas for the start of your yacht charter in Lavrion: the bigger one is Olympic Marina and the other is Lavrio Main Port.

 yachtcharter Lavrion

Olympic Marina

Main Info:

Distance from the airport: 25 km (30 – 45 min driving).

Berths: 680 berths with electricity and water.

Fixed piers with mooring lines and floating piers with finger piers.

Facilities:

  • Fuel station
  • Car parking
  • Toilets and showers (adapted for people with disabilities)
  • Laundry with dryers open 24 hours/7 days a week
  • Luggage trolleys
  • Minimarket
  • Free wifi
  • ATM
  • Rent a car, bikes, scooters
  • Restaurant and coffee bar
  • Waste disposal

Lavrio Main Port

Main Info:

Distance from the airport: 25 km (30 – 45 min driving).

Berths: all reserved for charter companies and only few available for visiting boats.

The Harbour Authority have installed a new pontoon off the end of the mole, which has water and electricity.

Some water and electricity lockers will often be locked by charter companies. Ask if you can use them.

Call the Harbour Authority on arrival and they will allocate you a berth. Also make sure to pay for your berth ONLY to the Port Authorities.

The town quay is subject to swell in strong S winds.

 yachtcharter Lavrion

Facilities:

  • Water
  • Electricity
  • Boat lift
  • ATM
  • Fuel station
  • Waste disposal
  • Laundry
  • Toilets
  • Gas bottles

Yachtcharter Lavrion

Lavrio is the best starting point to visit Cyclades group of islands but from Lavrio you can also sail to Saronic Gulf.

What to do after your yachtcharter in Lavrion?

Note that Cyclades are windier in the summer (specially in July and August) compared to the ArgoSaronic. These winds are called Meltemi.

Because of that we suggest that more adventurous and experienced sailors without young kids consider to sail to the Cyclades.

For a more relaxed family trip with children on board or even senior crew members should rather go to the ArgoSaronic, which allows for smaller sailing legs, milder weather and extremely picturesque destinations.

In the Saronic area, some beautiful destinations to visit are Palaia Epidavros, Aegina, Methana, Poros, Hydra, Hermioni, Spetsai, Monemvasia and many more.

The Cyclades islands are forming a ring around the ancient island of Delos with its ancient ruins and temples, next to the cosmopolitan island of Mykonos.

There are also Syros, Naxos, Sifnos, Serifos, Paros, Ios, Santorini and more.

Remember: respect marine life and Keep the Seas Clean!

We wish you fair winds