If you are looking for a holiday destination filled with natural beauty then the port of Lavrion is a great choice. Locate on the tip of the Attiki Peninsula in Greece, Lavrion offers much to see and do all year round. Here visitors will find numerous different places to stay including self catering accommodation, villas and apartments.
There are some wonderful beaches suitable for sunbathing within easy reach. Holidaymakers can enjoy many watersports such as swimming, waterskiing, jet skiing, windsurfing, snorkelling and scuba diving. Sailing and sea fishing trips are available from this port town as well as bay fishing. There are many things for families to enjoy apart from the fun at the seaside, including go-karting, water parks and ice skating. This area of Greece has many good places for hiking and cycling with great views all around as well as rock climbing and caving. Keen golfers can enjoy a round or two at one of the courses in the area including an 18-hole course near to Athens. There are many bars, cafes and restaurants in Lavrion, where holidaymakers can enjoy some great Greek dishes as well as some international fare. Self catering holidaymakers can purchase food and drink from the mini markets as well as from the fish market. Shops here also sell various different gifts and souvenirs.
One of the most interesting features of Lavrion is the ancient amphitheatre, which is the biggest and oldest in Greece. Visitors interested in unexplained phenomena may also like to check out the mysterious giant hole in Lavrion. There are museums to be found here too including the Mineralogical Museum. Being a ferry port, tourists can catch a boat to some of the Greek islands. The former prison island of Makronissos is just a short trip from Lavrion. Another excellent place to visit is Sounion, where amongst the interesting sights is the Temple of Poseidon. Athens is just over an hour away and has many world renowned landmarks, not least of which are the Acropolis and the Parthenon.
The hottest time of the year in this part of Greece is July and August when the average high is 31 degrees centigrade. January is the coldest month when the average low temperature is seven degrees centigrade. The wettest month is December with an average of 62mm of rainfall. The rainfall between June and September is very low.
Athens International Airport (ATH) is approximately 40 minutes drive from Lavrion. There are direct flights to Athens from Amsterdam, (AMS) Berlin-Schonefeld (SXF), Brussels (BRU), Dublin (DUB), London-Heathrow (LHW), London-Gatwick (LGW), Madrid (MAD), Paris-Charles de Gaulle (CDG) and Rome-Fiumicino (FCO) amongst others. Avis, Budget, Europcar, Hertz, National Car Rental / Alamo and Sixt are car rental firms located at the airport. Taxis are available at exit 3 of the arrivals level.