Lavrio Harbor

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Lavrio Harbor
Port of Entry
37°42.580'N, 024°03.620'E Chart icon.png
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Satellite View of Lavrio Harbor

Lavrio or Laurio (Λαύριο) is a large commercial and fishing harbor. Within the harbor there is a section reserved for yachts. Several charter companies operate from here. They all have their own reserved area within the yacht section. So, there are few berths available for visiting yachts.

Lavrio has a long history as a mining town. Its silver mines were source of wealth to Classical Athens. Through out the 20th century and up to today there are lead.

Charts

BA
1031 Akra Yerakas to Nísos Kéa
1554 Nótios Evoïkós
2682 Kólpos Patalion to Nísos Nísiros
Imray-Tetra
G141 Saronikos Kólpos
G26 Nisos Evvoia
Greek
41 Cavos Maleas to Cavos Kimis
413 Saronikos Kolpos

Weather

See Aegean Sea.

Passages

Islands

  • Makronisos
  • Kea

Communication

  • Port - VHF channel 06
  • Coast Guard - VHF channel 12
  • Olympia Radio - HF channel 27

Also see World Cruiser's Nets.

Navigation

The approaches to Lavrio are straight forward.

Caution: This is an area of heavy commercial traffic. Use caution and monitor VHF channel 16.

Entrance

Lavrio is a Greek port of entry/exit.

For entrance details see Greece.

Berthing

If you find an empty berth in the yacht section that is not part of a charterer concession, take it, otherwise ask any of the charter companies if you can temporarily use one of their berths.

Visiting yachts are angrily whistled and shouted at should they attempt to moor up in the charter company areas. A floating pontoon, at the end of the concrete jetty separating the yachts and fishing vessels, has both water and electricity, is available at a moderate charge of about 18 euro a day, operated by the 'port authorities'. However, if you had made previous arrangements with a chartering company, you can use one of their berths. For the latest info, check with Lavrio Port Authority.

Note: There are mooring lines and you should not anchor.

The Yacht section in Lavrio Harbor
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Marinas & Yacht Clubs

Anchorages

List details of all safe anchorages in the area.


Amenities

Facilities
Water On the charter boat area, ask for a connection
Electricity On the charter boat area, ask for a connection
Toilets ?
Showers N/A (Not Available).
Laundry ?
Garbage There are bins around the harbor
Supplies
Fuel Delivery from a mini-tank can be arranged (telephone number is posted)
Bottled gas ?
Chandlers
Services
Repairs
  • AMZ Yachting is a swiss company, makes any repairs on boats, specialized on yacht electrics and electronics (tel. +30 694 3136 694)
  • Lavrio Olympic Marine, about 2 nM south, has extensive repair facilities.
  • Karatzi Sail maker Bimini, Sprayhood and Sailmaker (tel. +30 22920 26754)
Internet In internet cafés in the town
Mobile connectivity Strong 4G signal
Vehicle rentals Several agencies

Provisioning

There are many supermarkets and other stores in the town.

Eating out

There are many restaurants in the town, including one right over the yacht section.

Transportation

The Athens airport is about 20 km and Athens 60 km. Sounio is about 10 km. Taxis are available.

Tourism

The town of Lavrio is an industrial town, yet it does not lack a certain charm. A visit to Sounio is recommended.

Friends

Contact details of "Cruiser's Friends" that can be contacted for local information or assistance.

Forums

List links to discussion threads on partnering forums. (see link for requirements)

Links

References & Publications

See Greece.

Comments

We welcome users' contributions to the Wiki. Please click on Comments to view other users' comments, add your own personal experiences or recommend any changes to this page following your visit.

  • I came here at the request of Olympic Marina, who insisted I had to book in at the harbour first. It made little difference as no one came to the boat, and when I approached the port police, they seemed perplexed at my being there, finally filling out a crew list for me.
    There's enough to see in Lavrio, but found it was rather expensive- breakfast deals typically costing 10 Euro. It's a little run down and a lot of the shops are empty. --BenPikeUK June 2013
    The Marina didn't ask us to do that in 2017. -- Thomaskoll

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