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Athens Lavrion Base

An unexpected spot in Attica that offers a surprising punch, the small portside town of Lavrio is a great starting-off point for your Grecian sailing adventures.

 Base in Lavrion

Explore the Cyclades and the Saronic Gulf!

Sailing Yachts Charters from Athens – Lavrion marina. Athens is easy to reach from any country in the world through the new Athens International Airport and many of our visitors take a few days at the beginning or end of their sailing trips to explore our capital city with its ancient history and museums and also its active nightlife!

Boats in Athens – Lavrion, Greece are available for both skippered and bareboat rentals and include a wide variety of our most popular sailing yachts and catamarans.

For more details about Athens fleet at Lavrion Marina feel free to contact us or use our online form.

Seven Sailing & Tourism Services offer you great sailing boats, yachts and catamarans for charter in Athens, Greece,  Lavrion marina in very affordable prices, bareboat, skippered or fully crewed. Rent a sailing boat or catamaran in Athens, Lavrion marina at best prices with us!

Sailing holidays in Greece, from Lavrion Base in Athens. Charter a Sailing yacht in Athens and explore Argosaronic gulf and cyclades.

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General History / Mythology

Laurium or Lavrio or Lavrion (Greek: Λαύριο; Ancient Greek: Λαύριον; before early 11th century BC: Θορικός Thorikos; from Middle Ages until 1908: Εργαστήρια Ergastiria)[2] is a town in southeastern part of Attica, Greece. It is the seat of the municipality of Lavreotiki.[3] Laurium was famous in Classical antiquity for its silver mines, which was one of the chief sources of revenue of the Athenian state. The metallic silver was mainly used for coinage. The Archaeological Museum of Lavrion shows much of the story of these mines.

It is located about 60 km SE of Athens, SE of Keratea and N of Cape Sounio. Laurium is situated on a bay overlooking the island of Makronisos (ancient times: Helena) in the east. The port is in the middle and gridded streets cover the residential area of Lavrio. GR-89 runs through Lavrio and ends south in Sounio.

Base Information

Embarkation time:17:00

Disembarkation time:09:00

Clients must arrive back at base the day before the end of the charter, latest at 18:00 for check out procedures, (refuel, diver’s check, etc). They have free overnight and they can disembark the yacht the next day at 0900 am.

How to get at the base

Athens Airport “Eleftherios Venizelos” is located 40 km from Lavrion port.
Local Bus: There is a public bus with the stopover in Markopoulo every half an hour till 22:00 pm. driving distance of about 40 minutes and the ticket costs € 4.
Taxi: You can find easily taxis at Athens Airport. The drive costs approx. € 50-60/taxi.


There are several supermarkets around Lavrio Port. Your provisions can be also organized. Your order will be on board upon your arrival.

Transfer facilities

Available upon request

Other Information

Weather forecast

You should always try to get a weather forecast before heading out from land, especially if going more than several miles from shore, as it is difficult to tell at a glance what winds will appear, due to large land masses, mountains and other geographical features. You can use your radio, Navtex or contact the Port Police who receive weather messages several times a day for the area.
VHF frequencies
A radio forecast in Greek and English is given for all Greek waters at 0600, 1000, 1600, 2200 GMT. Add two hours for local time. Gale warnings are given at the beginning of the broadcast and a special security warning on Ch 16 gives all the VHF frequencies for different areas.
General shore stations are as follows:

* Corfu (Kerkira) Ch 02
* Cephalonia Ch 27
* Petalidhi (Kalamata) Ch 83
* Kithera Ch 85
* Perama (Piraeus) Ch 86
* Saronic Ch 25
* Salamis Ch 23
* Siros Ch 04
* Parnis (Khalki) Ch 25

* Pilio (Volos) Ch 60
* Sfendarni (Thessaloniki) Ch 23
* Thasos Ch 85
* Limnos Ch 82
* Lesvos Ch 01
* Khios Ch 85
* Rodhos (Rhodes) Ch 63
* Knossos (Kriti – Crete) Ch 83
* Sitia (Kriti – Crete) Ch 85


In case you need hotel accommodation, we suggest:

Sharon Hotel: at the 60th km of the road Lavrio – Sounio, 19500, Sounio, Attica
Tel: +302292039144 , Fax: +30 2292039045

Rest/Café/Bar: There is a variety of restaurants, bars and cafe in Lavrion town.

Sailing license

The law in Greece is that the captain must possess a valid sailing license in English language. VHF license is not required to charter a yacht in Greece.



Local – navigation taxes

The VAT in Greece is at 24%. There are no local navigation taxes.

Language speaking

Greek & English

Doctors-hospital Health center department of General hospital Gennimatas
Tel: +302292320300
e-mail: kylavrio@gna-gennimatas.gr

Time difference
GMT + 2

Port facilities
Water and 220V power are available on the quay.
Neither showers nor toilets (public WC) are available in Lavrion. Taverns/ restaurants are a solution for some people.
Fuel is delivered on the quay by a car-tanker.
A 24-hour taxi stand is also found at the central square of Lavrion. Though it is better to ask our base manager to call one for you.
ATM cash point and many Banks are located in town, which is about 10 minutes walk from the boats.
Parking area (unguarded, quite safe) is also located into the marina. The best option is to park the car into the port-police courtyard.

Hotels - Restaurants

In case you need hotel accommodation, we suggest:

Sharon Hotel: at the 60th km of the road Lavrio – Sounio, 19500, Sounio, Attica
Tel: +302292039144 , Fax: +30 2292039045

Rest/Café/Bar: There is a variety of restaurants, bars and cafe in Lavrion town.