Dear friends

We would be pleased to invite you and give you a warm welcome to our town, Lavrion.
The peninsula of Lavreotiki is on the edge of Attiki, a balcony to the Aegean sea, the place where the waters of Euboeacos and Saronicos are met .
It is only a 50 minute drive from Athens or Pireas and 15-20 minutes from the International Athens Airport “Eleftherios Venizelos”.
The sun, the blue of the sea and the imposing scenery with the vivid colours of the nature, fascinate every visitor.
The creeks all along the coast line with the spotlessly clean beaches from the area of Thoriko and as far as Legrena, the picturesque , small tavernas with the fresh fish , entice you to a few or a more day escaping .
This place has a really important historical past.
Here, hospitality was offered to a lot of civilizations, which for 5000 years got power from the very flesh and blood of the land of Lavreotiki.
The valuable silver, which significantly helped to the development of the Athenian Democracy, was mined from the dark galleries of Lavrio.
This was the wealth that led not only to the “golden age of Pericles” but also to a lot more.
The entire area of Lavreotiki is aMuseum that keeps alive the marks of man’s route through the centuries on the mines and in the miners’ galleries. Its minerals among the most beautifyl in the world fascinate with the breathtaking beauty of their colours.
The Theatre of Thoriko, whose constraction started in the mid 6" century BC and was completed in the mid 4" century BC, is the most ancient still existed theatre with the capacity of 4000 people.
On the cliff of Sounion stands the temple of Posidon (444-440 BC) built in a doric style, from where the visitor can enjoy the most beautiful sunset in the world.
Today, Lavreotiki offers recreation, entertainment, adventure, naval athletics, fishing, athletic tourism, cultural
events and opportunities for creative activities.
Therefore, the different allowance services, the recreation area and the unique scenery of Lavreotiki are at the visitors’ disposal at any time.

(Dimitrios Loukas, Mayor of Lavreotiki wrote in 2003 that welcome text.)