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


Vessels from Lavrion go to the nearby Kea island and the Cycladic island of Kythnos. They also serve remote Eastern Aegean islands, in particular Lemnos, Agios Estratios, Thassos and Samothraki.

How to go to Lavrio

  • From the centre of Athens
    • By bus: As there is no metro line to Lavrion, you have to take the bus to go there. KTEL buses to Lavrion leave from Pedion Areos usually every hour and the trip takes about 1 hour and a half, depending on the traffic. To go to Pedion Areos, you take the metro line to Victoria station and then you walk up Heyden street. Pedion Areos is at the end of Heyden street.
  • From the Athens Airport
    • By bus: There are KTEL buses that leave from the Athens Airport and go to Lavrion in about 30 minutes. Buses usually leave every hour.

Lavrio Port Authority phone numbers: 22920 25249,  22920 25249