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Mineralogical Museum of Lavrio

The Mineralogical Museum of Lavrio is a small but "precious" museum.

  1. Modern and Contemporary era (1821 - )

    1873 The building was constructed. It is one of the surviving parts of the metal laundry of the Greek Mining Company of Lavrio.

    1984 The museum was founded by the Lavreotiki Studies Society.

  2. Ottoman era (1453- 1821)

  3. Byzantine era (331 AC- 1453)

  4. Roman era (30 BC- 330 AC)

  5. Hellenistic era (322- 31 BC)

  6. Classical era (478-323 BC)

  7. Archaic era (800-479 BC)

  8. Geometric era (-1100- 800 BC)

  9. Prehistory (-1100 BC)

What I can see

A small building of 19th century Lavrio’s industrial architecture houses the Mineralogical Museum of Lavrio. It includes 600 minerals and ores in 1400 pieces, which come exclusively from the area of ​​Lavreotiki. Additionally, there are objects of silver and lead production from antiquity to modern times. Apart from the natural perspective due to the rare wealth of minerals, the museum also gives a historical perspective by highlighting the role of the area from the classical years until the modern era. Rare minerals included in the collection are nealite, thoricosite, fidlerite, georgiadezite, laurionite, kamarizaite, palaurionite, serpierite, ktenasite and mammothite. Unfortunately, the museum space is very small, and relocation is required with a corresponding increase in staff.

What I can't see

Lavreotiki belongs to the most important mining regions of the world. The exhibition aims to highlight the mineral wealth of the region, which is of unique beauty. The museum is dedicated to the memory of Andreas Kordellas, who was the mineralogist responsible for the rebirth of the ancient mines of Lavrio.


  • Address: Kakkava St.


Mineralogical Museum, (2017), Το κτίριο- Τα εκθέματα, [Building- Exhibits]

Last visit 19/2/2021


Tzeferis P., (2017), Ορυκτολογικό Μουσείο Λαυρίου, [Mineralogical Museum of Lavrion] in Greek Mineral Wealth,

Last visit 19/2/2021