Lavrion port is only about 30 km away from Athens' international airport “Eleftherios Venizelos” and is therefore quicker to get to than the yacht harbours in Athens. The Cyclades Islands are practically right at your doorstep and are only a few nautical miles away. The good location is certainly a reason why a large number of charter companies have set up their home port here.
Lavrion has been a centre for mining since ancient Greek times. Mineral ores are still being exploited today. One of the largest employers in the municipality is the power station to the north-east of the town which supplies power to Athens. The power station can only be seen on the way in to the harbour, but not from the harbour itself. Since 1994, Lavrion has realised the location's tourist value and since then the town has been making an effort to meet the standards of the neighbouring towns and villages, which are clearly more affluent. Nowadays, the municipality looks very different. In the town centre, around the fish market, the streets are now paved with large cobblestones which makes the town look really pretty. There are many small cafés and cosy taverns between the small park and the main street. Lavrion today has definitely become a more attractive place.The large harbour basin of Lavrion is a ferry port, a commercial harbour, a fishing port and yacht harbour all at the same time. Electricity and water is available. There are no sanitary facilities. Some yacht charter companies have set up usable containers with WCs and showers.