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Lavrion Athens Greece Cruise Port Guide


The port is in walking distance from the center (15 min). Cruise lines often offer shuttles for around 3 Euro. A new terminal building has just been completed, anticipating more cruise ships in the future.

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The town of Lavrion or Lavrio on the tip of the Atikki Peninsula is not featured prominently in very many guidebooks about Greece even though it has the oldest and biggest ancient amphitheater in the country and a mysterious giant hole that would be an attraction to Fortians and seekers of unexplained phenomena if they knew about it.

Although Lavrion is not a tourist town, it still allows for an hour or so a pleasant stroll or a drink at the local, reasonable priced, sidewalk cafe.

Lavrio has a long history as a mining town. Its silver mines were source of wealth to Classical Athens.

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At the port of Lavrio where the cruise ships dock, you will admire an area that was extended and remodeled in the last few years, as also happened with the refurbishment of its marina and the renewed roads that lead towards Athens and the airport.

Buses to Athens run every 30 minutes. The trip takes 90 minutes and costs 5.50 Euro.

Nearby Places:

Don't forget to visit the Temple at Sounion. Across from Lavrion is the former prison island of Makronissos. Visit the nearby island of Kea too. South of Lavrio, only 7 kilometers away.

Shopping and Food

Lavrio has many fish taverna's and a good fish market.



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Opening Hours and Holidays:

Public Services: open Monday to Friday, 8.00am – 2.00pm.
Retail Stores & Specialty Shops: Monday to Friday, 9am – 1.30pm and then again from 5pm – 9pm. Saturdays, 9am – 2pm.    
Supermarkets: Monday to Friday, 9am – 9pm, and Saturdays, 9am – 6pm.
Tourist Shops and Convenience Stores: most of these do not have official opening hours and are usually open from dawn to well after midnight during the summer months.

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