Lavrio Boat Rentals
Lavrio is a town in Greece in the Attica region. It’s an important archaeological region of Greece, being the site of historic silver mining. In the past, it has not been an important tourist spot, but the town has expanded significantly in the past few years, adding shops, cafes, restaurants, and things to do for visitors.
The best time of year to visit Lavrio is during the summer or shoulder seasons. The peak months of July and August can be unbearably hot and busy. Prices will be higher, but Lavrios is not an oversaturated tourist destination of Greece like Santorini or the other islands. It's a good place to stay if you'd rather escape the bustle of Athens. You'll still be nearby, able to access the major city sights. A winter visit to Lavrio would be very quiet, as it’s cold and rainy in Greece during the winter months.
To get to Lavrio, you can take a flight to Athens and from there rent a car and drive or take a taxi. It’s a 30-minute drive from the Athens airport to Lavrio. The best way to get around is by car.
Boat Rentals in Lavrio
The most popular choice for a day of boating from Lavrio is a day spent sailing from the port and into the Aegean Sea. You can sail to nearby islands and enjoy a beautiful day being powered by wind from Lavrio, admiring the Greek coastline. Many charter companies provide lunch and drinks on a luxurious yacht for small groups. Companies will work with your desired itinerary, and you can select several day tours if you’d like to spend a few days exploring the nearby islands.
There are beautiful wooden boats, motor and sailing yachts, catamarans, sailboats and other water vessels to charter with a captain for a private day on the sea. Captains are almost exclusively locals from Lavrio who will know the best places to take you on an interesting cruise. Soak up the sun for a day while admiring Lavrio on your own private boat. You can also opt for a multi-day sleep aboard option if you'd prefer to have your boat be your accommodation!
Watersports are another fun thing to experience while on vacation in Lavrio. Scuba charters, waterskiing, and windsurfing are just a few of the activities that you can try. A scuba charter from Lavrio will take you to see shipwrecks and local reefs. Earn your certification or cross it off your scuba diving list!
Boating Events in Lavrio
There are regattas and boating events that take place in nearby Athens and Piraeus that you can visit while in Lavrio. The yacht clubs and marinas in Piraeus host a variety of regattas and other boating events throughout the year. The most famous is the Athens Eurolymp week, also known as the International Sailing Week. The races draw in thousands of spectators. The marinas and entertainment venues throughout the city fill up with different shows and events throughout the entire week.
Other Things To Do
There are lots of remarkable historical sights to see in Lavrio. Besides visiting nearby sights in Athens, Lavrios has ancient architecture like the Temple of Poseidon. This temple provides gorgeous views of the sea and a glimpse into the ancient past of Greece. Visit the ancient silver mines and the mineralogical museum to learn more about the history of this region as a mining and silver city, and the role it played in developing Athens during antiquity. The Sounion columns are another ancient attraction to see while in Lavrio.
Marinas in Lavrio
There are two primary marinas in Lavrio, and the marinas are lovely spots to visit to admire the boats and watch a sunset. The marinas have full-service maintenance and fueling facilities. There are nearby restaurants on the waterfront, enjoy some Greek food with a beautiful view.