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Underground Crossing Old Quarries Lavrio

Underground Crossing Old Quarries Lavrio

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  • ExperienceBeginner
  • Duration4 hrs 30 mins
  • Opening SeasonJanuary up to December
  • Spoken LanguagesGreek English
Description
Located south of Athens between Thoricus and Sounion, the mines in the Lavrion District are among the oldest known ones revealing one of the most significant surviving industrial activities of ancient Greece. The extensive mining and metallurgical operations of Laurion, which was famed in ancient times chiefly for its silver and lead,  are of the earliest dating back to the Bronze Age period (3rd c. B.C.) or even earlier while reaching a peak production during the Classical period (especially in the 5th and 4th c. B.C.) strengthen thus, the political and economic role of Athens and its industry. The Laurion mines yielded quite rich ore deposits of iron and silver since more than 2000 shafts have been identified while its exploitation ceased in the 2nd c. A.
  • Starting Time 08:00
  • Cancelation Policy Flexible
  • Do not forget
    • Wind-resistant jacket
    • Soft and breathable clothing
    • Sport Shoes
  • What is included
    • Snack-light meal
    • Helmet
    • Photos
    • First aid kit
    • Group insurance
    • VHF–UHF communication
    • Video
    • Causal walking trousers
08:00 Meeting at the hotel – Transfer to the Sounion National Park/ based on package.
09:00 On-site briefing session before the activity – Receipt of equipment.
09:15 Start of hiking.
13:30 End of activity – Return all equipment back
15:00 Return to the hotel
  • You need to be healthy, not to have any heart problems or suffering from claustrophobia.
  • The program may be partially modified by the guides, depending on the weather conditions and team dynamics.
  • Group transportation could be also held by the company’s van.
Meeting Point
A) The meeting location is arranged after group communication
B) At the hotel
Join us to hike and explore these fascinating underground passageways of the ancient Laurion area mines.
Our experienced instructors will escort you safely 2 km beneath the Εarth’s surface while providing information about the rocks and the history of the quarry.
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Meeting Point
Mines of Lavrio
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