Lavrio ferries connect Athens with Cyclades Islands, Greece & Aegean Islands with crossings available to Kea, Kythnos, Syros, Folegandros, Ios, Kimolos, Milos, Paros, Sikinos & Naxos (in Cyclades Islands), Kavala (in Greece) & Mesta, Agios Efstratios & Limnos (in Aegean Islands). Sailings from Lavrio are operated by numerous ferry companies.
There are up to 14 ferry crossings daily from Lavrio with sailing durations starting from 1 hour. Our Lavrio ferry summary provides a good guide but for the latest sailing information use our fare search.
Situated on the south eastern part of Greece, Lavrio has undergone a remarkable transformation in recent years, largely due to the renovation of the port. There are many ferry routes operating from Lavrio – the vast majority crossing to other Greek Islands. The sailings vary greatly in duration, with the shortest crossing lasting around two hours and the longest taking around 14 hours.
Lavrio Port is only around an hour drive from the capital city of Athens, so many residents of Athens who wish to explore the Greek Islands by ferry will do so from Lavrio Port. There are taxis available to make the journey from the capital but they are typically fairly expensive, costing around 65 euros. The bus service is much more affordable and is only slightly longer, departing every hour from the city centre.
Whilst in Lavrio itself, the port is only around a 15 minute walk from the town centre. There is also a shuttle bus service provided by Cruise Lines costing around three euros for those wishing for a quicker journey. Visitors don’t tend to stay in Lavrio for too long due to the lack of attractions or entertainment in the area, though whilst there it is well worth visiting the largest and oldest amphitheatre in Greece or stopping for a drink in one of the many welcoming cafes.