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Lavrio Mines

How the Mines of Laurion Changed Ancient Athens and the World

Just 50 kilometers south of Athens, between Thoricus and Cape Sounion, lies the mines of Laurion. Silver, copper, lead have been mined there.

Stunning New Documentary Explores Underwater Lavrio Mines

A new documentary about the ancient Lavrio mines, which were so rich in minerals that their exploitation made possible the rise of Athens as a naval power, shows the labyrinth of underwater tunnels in their now-flooded shafts. Greek scuba divers...

Greek Divers Explore the Forgotten Mines of Lavrio

Erikos Kranidiotis and his friend Stellios Stamatakis have an undying love of the sea and all of the innumerable wonders of the underwater world, despite the many dangers present in diving in underwater caves. Both in their early forties, the...