Lavrion Yacht Charter
On your Lavrion yacht charter you can experience chic, cosmopolitan towns with upmarket boutiques, ancient temples from bygone civilizations, peaceful fishing villages and fabulous anchorages.What’s on this page
Yacht charter Lavrion
Our base at Lavrion Port is at the south east of Attica, which is bursting with archaeological and cultural treasures. Lavrion, known as ‘the gateway to the Cyclades’ is a convenient base from which to explore over 220 Greek islands, including beautiful Santorini and Mykonos.
You’ll be able to explore some of the most significant archaeological sites in Greece during a Lavrion sailing vacation. These include a sail to Sounion, where you can stroll the ancient ruins of the Temple of Poseidon that tower on a cliff high above the Aegean.
From Lavrion, it’s a short sail to Kea Island, the perfect spot to avoid the tourist hordes and discover the beaches, including the sands at Liparo and beautiful pebbled stretches at Kampi or Spathi. Kea also offers fantastic wreck diving.
On your Lavrion yacht charter, be sure to spend a day in famed Mykonos. Wander narrow cobbled streets lined by whitewashed dwellings, or soak up the lively atmosphere along the upmarket waterfront while enjoying some mouthwatering Greek cuisine.
To sail in Lavrion, you’ll need a sailing license recognized by the local port authorities. Alternatively, you can hire a skipper. Read our guide to sailing qualifications for more information.
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Things to do in Lavrion
Visit the Temple of Poseidon at Sounion
Walk among the giant gleaming-white columns that date back to 444 BC and enjoy expansive views and breath-taking sunsets. It can get busy, so visit first thing in the morning or at sunset.
See the ruins on Delos Island
This small island’s extensive stone ruins include Doric temples, markets, an amphitheater and the iconic statues on the ‘Terrace of the Lions’. Stop for a visit during your Lavrion yacht charter and walk the stone pathways where the mythological god Apollo was born.
Enjoy Little Venice on Mykonos
This charming little area is located near the famous windmills, making it all the more scenic. It’s one of the most popular sights to see on Mykonos. No visit is complete without a stop to dine here as the sun goes down.
Climb up to the Church of Panagia Kanala, Kythnos
While on your Lavrion yacht charter, pay a visit to the Church of Panagia Kanala in the small village of Kanala. While there, you can enjoy the gardens and stunning views of the Aegean and the Cyclades.
Visit the Old Port of Naoussa on Paros
There are lots of things to do in Lavrion on a yacht charter, including taking a stroll around this lovely and unspoiled village. Enjoy charming views and spend some time on a lively waterfront lined with cafes.
When is the best time to visit Lavrion?
The best of the weather is between June and August, with summer temperatures reaching 91ºF. The driest months are between April and September.
The Cyclades has a long sailing season and the shoulder seasons are also good for sailing. Spring temperatures can reach 26ºF in May and fall still has good weather, averaging 73ºF in October. You’ll find the region less busy out of peak season.
What are the sailing conditions in Lavrion?
The sailing conditions include a N to NW prevailing wind averaging force 3 to 4. The Cyclades features the northerly meltemi wind, which peaks in July and August at force 5-7, sometimes, force 9. So you will need to be an experienced sailor to sail the meltemi. Or you can hire a skipper.
Beware of three reefs found to the north, middle and south of Makronisos Island and two reefs close to the mainland (Cape Sounio and Ali Pasas). There is heavy traffic in this area from steamers, fishing vessels and sailing yachts.
When returning to base, go stern to or bow to and use the mooring lines, not your anchor.
Sailing Lavrion with Dream Yacht Charter
Yacht charter Lavrion
Sail authentic Greece and enjoy the blissful Aegean with our Lavrion yacht charters. Enjoy time with friends and family on our catamarans or monohulls.
Skippered yacht charter Lavrion
Experience Greece from the water’s edge with a sailing vacation. You don’t need sailing experience as you hire a skipper to sail you around the best of Lavrion and nearby islands.
Lavrion sailing itinerary
Take a look at our Lavrion sailing vacation suggestions
At Lavrion Port, settle on board and overnight, dining locally. Here’s our guide to some of the 220 islands in this archipelago, although you could swap in Mykonos and Andros as great alternatives.
Sail to Vourkari, Kea Island, to avoid the tourist hordes and explore the island’s wild beaches and relaxed, rural ambience. Try sandy Liparo and pebbled Kampi, or Spathi. Kea is the region’s top scuba diving spot, especially for wreck diving. The sister ship of the Titanic, Britannic, as well as Burdigala, Patris and a German ocean liner are nearby.
Make for Finikas, Syros Island, and also discover the impressive architecture of Ermoupolis with its colorful buildings rising up into the hills. Stroll along the smart waterfront framing cobalt waters or head for the beaches on the west coast, such as Galissas and Poseidonia.
Head to Parikia, Paros Island, for swimming and sunbathing. Kolymbithres in the north has spectacular granite rock formations, or head for Piperi beach, Molos and Chrissi Akti. The nightlife is fun and you’ll find plenty of water sports on the island.
Set off for Kamares, Sifnos Island, and onwards to the gorgeous bay at Vathi. The best beaches are on the south coast, including Platys Gialos’ long stretch of sand. The island is known for its ceramics and you can buy pieces from workshops. Try the traditional food, especially chickpea soup and fritters.
Make for Loutra, Kythnos Island, known for its healing mineral springs, and you can book in at the local spa and try its thermal baths. Don’t miss Kolona beach, a sandbank connecting the island to Agios Loukas.
Head back to Lavrion Port.
Useful information for yacht charters in Lavrion
How do I get to Lavrion from the US?
Fly to Athens International Airport Eleftherios Venizelos (ATH) direct from New York with Emirates, or with scheduled stops from San Francisco, Los Angeles and Chicago with American Airlines.
We can arrange airport transfers on request and the airport is a 40-minute taxi ride away from our base.
What language is spoken in Lavrion?
The language spoken in Lavrion is Greek.
What is the currency for Lavrion?
The currency in Lavrion is the Euro (EUR).
What documents do I need to sail Lavrion?
To visit Lavrion you’ll need a valid US passport. US citizens do not need a visa for visits to Greece for up to 90 days.
To sail Lavrion, a sailing license recognized by local port authorities will be required.
Talk to us to make sure you have the correct documents before you travel.
How do I get around Lavrion?
You can easily get around Lavrion and mainland Greece by taxi. They are readily available and relatively cheap. They can be found at key attractions, ports and airports.
There’s no direct bus to Lavrion from Athens airport, but you can take the KTEL bus from the airport until 10pm, changing at Markopoulo for a bus to Lavrion. The total journey will take around 60 minutes.
What is the Wi-Fi like in Lavrion?
On your Lavrion yacht charter you’ll find Wi-Fi at public hotspots throughout Greece in restaurants, cafes, shopping areas and town squares.
Visitors with cell phones with sim cards from European Union countries (except Switzerland) can operate without roaming fees. For other countries, please contact your provider. Local sim cards are available for sale at telecommunication shops.
What regulations are there in Lavrion?
There are no restrictions on night sailing or general sailing, although this can change depending on the weather when you sail and the type of fishing you want to do. Please check with port authorities, or the base team will advise you.
Where can I find weather forecasts in Lavrion?
You can find weather forecasts on the Meteo website both ahead of and during your yacht charter in Lavrion.
What provisioning is there in Lavrion?
There is plenty of choice for provisioning in Lavrion. Please refer to the base guide
What baggage can I take on my Lavrion sailing vacation?
Please take only soft bags and not suitcases as they are too cumbersome on board.
What is the electrical current in Lavrion?
The electrical current in Lavrion is 220V (power sockets are F type).
What is the dialing code for Lavrion?
ThThe dialing code for Greece is +30, and the Lavrion area code is 2292.
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What is the cancellation policy for Sail Share?
We highly recommend you arrange travel insurance in case you need to cancel for an unexpected reason to cover non-refundable deposits.
Our Sail Share cabin cancellation fees are:
- More than 90 days before original embarkation date: 25% of the charter fee
- 89 – 60 days before original embarkation date: 50% of the charter fee
- 59 – 30 days before original embarkation date: 75% of the charter fee
- Fewer than 29 days before original embarkation date: 100% of the charter fee
How flexible is the itinerary for a Sail Share charter?
Our yacht itineraries are designed by our destination experts and are set to showcase the best of the destination’s highlights. They are set and not flexible, even if you book all the cabins.
What happens if the weather changes while sailing on a Sail Share charter?
The skipper may decide to change the itinerary if there is bad weather.
Can I choose which cabin I want when I book a Sail Share?
Choose a double cabin with shared bath, or private bath for an additional fee.
Are there child or age restrictions for Sail Share?
Minimum Age: 16 years old
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