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Below, you will find information about how to get to the port of Lavrion, what ferries depart from there, information about the area, where to buy your tickets, and many photos.

Lavrion is a small town in the southeastern part of Attica. It is the third and smallest of the ports of Athens. In ancient times, it played a very important economic role thanks to its silver mines. Ferries depart from Lavrio throughout the year. Every day there are routes to Kea, while there are also ferries that reach Kythnos and Lemnos among others some days of the week.
The port is located within a 30-minute drive from the International Airport of Athens and around 60 km from the center of Athens.


The conventional ferry Avlemon leaving the port of Lavrio

Athens International Airport, which welcomes numerous flights every day, lies 36 km from Lavrion.
The port is connected with several islands of the Cyclades (including Kea, Kythnos, Naxos, Paros and Milos), Lemnos, Agios Eystratios, Euboea and Kavala.

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Ferries depart from Lavrion throughout the year, but the number of crossings increases during summer.

Kea (Tzia): There are usually 1-3 daily ferries from Lavrion to Kea during the off- and shoulder season, with itineraries being added in the summer. The ferry trip lasts for about an hour. Ferry companies owning crafts that operate this route include Goutos Lines, Karystia and Hellenic Seaways.

Kythnos: Ferries from Lavrion to Kythnos depart several times per week all year round, but ferry connections are more frequent in the summer. The duration of the ferry trip is 1.5 - 2.5 hours. The vessels that operate this route belong to Goutos Lines, Karystia and Hellenic Seaways.

Ferries to the Cyclades (Naxos, Paros, Milos and more): A conventional ferry owned by Hellenic Seaways departing from Lavrion to Naxos, Paros and Milos runs once a week throughout the year. The ferry also stops at other islands of the Cyclades, namely Kea, Kythnos, Syros, Ios, Sikinos, Folegandros and Kimolos. The duration of the trip depends on the destination; indicatively, the crossing to Paros takes 7.5 hours, to Naxos 9 hours and to Milos around 15 hours. Note, however, that it is the most affordable way to travel to those islands.

Lemnos - Agios Eystratios - Kavala: A conventional ferry by Seajets operates the route to Agios Eystratios - Lemnos - Kavala three times per week. The crossing to Agios Eystratios lasts a little less than 8 hours, while to Lemnos around 9 hours.

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The bay of Lavrio

According to archaeologists, evidence of habitation in Lavrio dates back to the Neolithic period.
Its rich mineral-bearing subsoil is believed to be responsible for that, as it has been attracting people since antiquity. The name itself may originate from the word lavra, which means a narrow, stone-paved street. Nonetheless, the city of Lavrio is considered a contemporary city, founded by European miners in the late 19th century.

Today, the town counts around 10,000 permanent residents.

The town hosts several points of interest, including the Mineralogical Museum, the Archaeological Museum, and the regional mines that are among the oldest in the country. The first theatre in ancient Greece, the Theatre of Thoriko, is located at the entrance of the city. In addition, one of the most impressive archaeological sites in Attica, that of Sounion, lies in proximity. There, one can admire the majestic Temple of Poseidon while gazing at the splendid view of the Saronic Gulf.

Photos of Lavrio




Port description

Lavrion is a small coastal town at the southernmost tip of the Attica peninsula. In ancient times, it was a mine area, which reopened in the early 20th century. Today the mines have closed, but the town gets lively from its port, which serves nearby and remote islands. It is located 60 km from the center of Athens and 25 km from Athens International Airport.

Destinations: Vessels from Lavrion travel to the nearby Kea and Kythnos islands. They also serve remote Eastern Aegean islands, such as Lemnos and Agios Efstratios.

Illustrated map of Lavrion Port

Connected ports to Lavrio

Ag.eystratios - Anafi - Andros - Chios, Mesta - Folegandros - Ios - Kavala - Kea - Kimolos - Kythnos - Limnos - Milos - Naxos - Paros - Santorini (Thira) - Sikinos - Syros - Thirassia - Tinos


How to get to Lavrion from Athens city center

By taxi: A taxi ride from Athens city center (Omonoia/ Syntagma) to Lavrion lasts about 1 hour and 15 minutes. The taxi fare (indicative) is '65' 'EUR' (65 euros) during the day and '80' 'EUR' (80 euros) during the night (24:00-05:00). To get closer to Lavrion by public transport, you can take the tram from Syntagma or Faliro to Voula and then take a taxi to Lavrion from there. A taxi ride from Voula to Lavrion lasts for about 30 minutes. Do you need a ride? Book your transfer with us and our driver will pick you up from your hotel or Airbnb host.

By bus: Suburban (KTEL) buses will take you to Lavrion from Athens city center (Pedion Areos) in 2 hours. To get to Pedion Areos, you should take the Green Metro Line up to the Victoria station and walk up Heiden Street. The price of a bus ticket is '4.90' 'EUR' (4.90 euros).

How to get to Lavrion port from the Athens International Airport (Eleftherios Venizelos)

By taxi: A taxi will get you from the airport to Lavrion port in about 30 minutes. The cost of a taxi ride from Athens International Airport to Lavrion is '50' 'EUR' (50 euros) during the day and '70' 'EUR' (70 euros) during the night (24:00-05:00). Do you need a ride? Book your transfer with us and our driver will be waiting for you with a panel and your name on it at the airport’s arrival gate.

By bus: Suburban (KTEL) buses depart from Athens airport to Lavrion every hour and reach Lavrion via Markopoulo, a town midway from the airport to Lavrion. From Markopoulo, passengers should take another bus. Buses from Markopoulo to Lavrion are very frequent. The price of a bus ticket is '4' 'EUR' (4 euros). Check for bus schedules from Athens Airport to Lavrion Port and from Lavrion Port to Athens Airport.

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Map of port


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