Passengers traveling by ferry to Lavrio, arrive at a small and easygoing town in the south-eastern part of Attica in Greece!
Laurium or Lavrion or Lavrio is the seat of the municipality of Lavreotiki. The Athenian State used the silver from Lavrio’s silver mines for coinage. Much of the story of these mines is shown in the Archaeological Museum of Lavrion. As a seaport, the town is less important than the nearby port of Piraeus. The port is in the middle and gridded streets cover the residential area of Lavrio.
When traveling to the destination Lavrio one comes back from the island of Kea (Tzia), but during summer also from other islands of the Cyclades complex. In the last years, the port has been renovated and expanded in order to host many more ferries as it is in a great location, closer to many islands than is Piraeus but also not far from the airport (35km away). Before leaving with the Ferry from Lavrio, passengers should take the time and visit the oldest amphitheater in Greece...over 3,000 years old. It is called Thoriko and is situated just outside of Lavrio. The Mineralogical Museum of Lavrion is also worth a visit, as it displays some of the most important aspects of the region's natural wealth.
Ferry routes from Lavrio, connect the port with Kea (Tzia), Kythnos, Syros, Mykonos, Paros, Naxos, Ios, Sikinos, Folegandros, Kimolos, and Milos. Tinos and Andros are also destinations that are connected with Lavrio port as are the ports of Agios Eustratios, Limnos and Alexandroupolis. Being located about 60 km southeast of Athens and very close to Athens’s International Airport, Lavrio is a good starting point for your exploration of the Greek Islands. Through the Lavrio ferry timetable, you can plan and organize your holidays in Greece.