On the east side of the Attica peninsula Olympic marina about 1 nautical mile south of Lavrio on the grounds of the prestigious Olympic Marine Shipyard; through its proximity to the international airport and the nearby Saronic Gulf makes a good alternative to the hectic Alimos Marina in Athens to break a cruise to the Cyclades or the Peloponnese.
The entrance is simple and the large shipya...
rds building and breakwater that serve as navigational aids can be seen even from a distance. By lighting up of the head of the breakwater, entrance is easily possible even at night. However, it is advised to announce oneself at the marina office 24 hours before arrival.
Overall, the Olympic Marina offers 680 well-protected berths at fixed and floating piers, all of which have electricity and water connections. On land, there are more 700 dry berths, which also serve as winter storage and an additional 300 covered land places. On the eastern part of the marina is the sanitary area with showers and toilets (clean and well maintained) and on the northern pier fuel can be added at the local gas station.
A large parking area with adequate parking facilities is available.
Shopping In the Olympic Marina is a mini - market, which has a basic supply of food and everyday products and well-stocked ship suppliers. Better shopping opportunities are, however, in Lavrio town. There are very several supermarkets, small grocery stores, bakeries and butchers close to the city harbor. A daily fish market and a weekly fruit and vegetable market complete the offer of the town.
Food and Leisure As addition to the restaurant and a café bar on the site in the center of Lavrio and along the waterfront many other restaurants, taverns and bars can be found, however, they have very different price and quality levels.
In ancient times Lavrio was famous for its silver mines, which formed the basis for the wealth of Athens. More information about it can be found in the Museum of Minerals and Mining and the archaeological museum in the town. Particularly worth seeing is the Sounion National Park , which lies just a few kilometers from Lavrio on the southern tip of the Attica peninsula and houses the remains of the Temple of Poseidon.