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Ancient Theater of Lavrion

Lavrio 19500, Greece
+30 2292 026884
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Fantastic piece of history

Amazing ruins sprawling over the hillside with a great original theatre being the centrepiece. The... read more

Reviewed 23 October 2017
zimmyzimmy
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A fine theatre and silver mines

This site is somewhat out of the way, but definitely worth a look. It has very considerable... read more

Reviewed 11 August 2017
Stephen C
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Staunton, Virginia
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Reviewed 23 October 2017 via mobile

Amazing ruins sprawling over the hillside with a great original theatre being the centrepiece. The remains of a silver mine are visible and a wash plant has been restored. Hard to find but easy to access.

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Reviewed 11 August 2017

This site is somewhat out of the way, but definitely worth a look. It has very considerable historical importance. The discovery and mining of silver at Laureion (mod. Lavrio) allowed Themistokles to build a large Athenian navy in the decade before king Xerxes of Persia...More

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Reviewed 12 July 2017

Situated at Thoricos, 3km north of Lavrion, this is an odd one. One of the oldest surviving ancient theatres in Greece, it is situated on a hillside next to an ancient mineshft entrance and some restored ore-washing facilities. Just north of the theatre, you can...More

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Reviewed 25 December 2016

4 km North of LAVRIO Town. Ancient theater, Archaeological site open to the public -Free entrance- no Bus to go there only by taxi or walking...

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Reviewed 18 September 2016

This is an open site - useful as so many sites are closed on Mondays. It is easy to find just slightly north of Lavrio. The site is strangely split into two parts - divided by a fence. Entering through the gate you quickly come...More

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Reviewed 23 August 2016

We only knew this site was here because of a guide book we bought at Sounio, which mentioned it. There are no signs to it from the main road; you just have to guess, though it is just possible to make out the theatre from...More

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Reviewed 26 April 2016

Among the oldest ancient demes of Attica, Thorikos was one of the 12 settlements that, according to tradition, took part in the political unification under Athens. In a very good condition,not far from Lavrio old town.

1  Thank elenipenny
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Reviewed 16 November 2015

A picturesque ancient Greek theater located near the ancient town of Thoriko which is very near to the port of Lavrion. The theater has been restored and various plays as well as small concerts take place. It worth while your visit.

1  Thank mfk57
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Reviewed 29 August 2015 via mobile

It was no any information in our hotel (which is nearby) about the thearter. However, it is worth visiting it - it is in generally good condition and there is a very good view from the theater.

1  Thank Kalyaka
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Reviewed 12 August 2015

We visited the Ancient Theater of Lavrion with friends who are familiar with the area. At the time of our visit there was a team of archeologists working there. The ancient theater is a large, impressive stone outdoor structure. We were there on a bright...More

1  Thank Kathy K
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