DATE: All year round for groups up to 3 people
ACTIVITY: Crossing underground stoas
EXPERIENCE: No prior experience/training is required
AGE: From 12 years old
PACKAGES: Basic / Plus/ VIP
Athens underground Urbex Underground Passageways
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.
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.
The program includes
B.O.A. team will equip you with the most modern and safe supplies and equipment available:
First aid kit for mountaineering missions.
Wireless VHF – UHF communication.
What you should bring
Closed-toe outdoor shoes, hiking boots or any kind of comfortable walking athletic shoes
Causal walking trousers
Soft and breathable clothing
Safety and Health
You need to be healthy, not to have any heart problems or suffering from claustrophobia.
Means of payment
Group transportation could be also held by the company’s van since you are registered in the relevant program.
The meeting location is arranged after group communication
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