The port of Lavrion is located 40 kilometres from Athens and just seven kilometres north of Cape Sounion on the southeastern coast of Attica.
Connecting Attica with the island of Kea by ship, Lavrion’s ancient silver mines played a crucial role in Greece’s development.
The mining facility currently houses the Lavrion Culture and Technology Centre of the Ministry of Culture. In addition to the mine, Lavrion offers a number of interesting sites to visit, including the port of Lavrio, the ancient theatre of Thoricon, and old residential and public mansions. While there, grab a drink at one of the fish market’s ‘ouzeries’, the perfect way to end a day of site-seeing.