with its significant and turbulent thousand year old history stands arrogantly over southern Attica attracting all Kinds of visitors from Greece and the rest of world a like. They come to admire the landscape the civilisation and to enjoy the warm hospitality of its inhabitants.
Upon arrival at Lavrion the visitor can encounter the many superb archeological sites which aborn the land and its very existence.
Lavreotiki extends to the southeast of Attica. The area has signs of habitation from the Neolithic period, as people were always attracted by the rich subsoil. Probably the very name «Lavrion» comes from the word «Lavra» or «lavri», which means alley, paved street. The word can also be found in the great ancient Greek poems by Homer (8th century B.C.), meaning the corridor, or a passage. Since the mines' exploitation has stopped, and until the mid 19th century, there aren't any signs human presence in the area. In fact, the town of Lavrio is a modern town,
If you plan to drive to Lavrio from Athens ,via inland road follow the Attiki Odos motorway towards Markopoulo, and continue on to Lavrio. You can also travel by the coastal road, to Sounion-Lavrio. You can also take the bus (KTEL) from Athens (Pedion Areos sq.), as well as the Metro or Suburban Railway until Koropi, and then again the bus to Lavrio.