This is where we used to be based. It is on the mainland around 40 minutes south of Athens airport.
You may notice that some say ‘Lavrio’ and some say ‘Lavrion’. The difference is that if saying or writing it in English you add an ‘n’ to the end of it.
Our cruising grounds take in many stunning islands and ports in what is called the Saronic Gulf and The Cyclades.
In a nutshell, some of the best cruising grounds in the world.
The town of Lavrion itself is located in the southern area of what is called Attica which is on the Greek mainland. It is nothing like many of the touristy towns you will find in other parts of Greece and it still retains many of the characteristics associated with a small town.
In the centre of the town you will find plenty of choice for places to eat and drink and the quality is much better than what you will find in the more commercial places.
During the summer the town is busy with many sailors that start/finish their yacht charters from here.
Out and about around Lavrion
If wanting to travel around while in Lavrion you have the ancient theatre of Thorikos which is only a short drive from the town. There are a few beaches in the area but you’ll need to ask about these because they are off the beaten track but well worth a visit. The best beach to visit is Punta Zeza because it is bigger than others and also sheltered from the strong northerly wind (Meltemi) that blows in during the summer.
If you are want to visit the majestic Temple of Poseidon that is located at Cape Sounion you can either catch the bus or take a taxi. Again, this is something that is well worth the time.