Lavrion is a Greek town and a port located on the southeastern part of the Attica peninsula, 60 km from Athens. It’s the center of the mining region. Lavrion is known from ancient times by silver mines which have been the main source of income for the Athenian polis and used for minting of silver coins. In the area of Lavrion lies the remains of the oldest and largest Greek amphitheater.
Until a few decades ago Lavrion was quite underdeveloped and dismal city. In recent years, Lavrion has gone through a major transformation, and become a desirable destination; had opened many hotels, cafes, restaurants and shops and a small city port become a major ferry harbor with marina for yacht charter.
Lavrion has a few nice and tidy beaches and the most beautiful is sandy beach Asimakis which boasts a charming fishing tavern with a beautiful Mediterranean garden. Lavrion is the ideal start position for sailing towards the magnificent Cycladic islands.