Around every corner one might come across a landmark that tells a different story about a different era. But, in order to take things from the beginning, one should definitely take the time to visit the Archaeological Museum, which is located at the north entrance of the town.
Passing through the door of the Museum and walking into the entrance hall, you are greeted by exhibits focusing on the mining and metallurgical activities that took place in antiquity. In Exhibition Hall 1, there is a graphical representation of the ancient extraction and processing techniques in addition to inscriptions found at metallurgical workshops and metal objects related with mining works. Moving further into hall as well as to theatrium, sculptures and reliefs, which were discovered in the wider region of Lavreotiki and Sounion, attest to the existence of the cults of Cybele, Artemis, Asclepius and Hercules. Take a leap in time and discover in the atrium part of the mosaic floor from the sanctuary of an Early Christian basilica (4th-5thcenturyCE), which was situated at the town limits to the east on a hilltop overlooking the sea.
Upon entering Exhibition Hall 2, vessels, tools and jewelry made of stone transfer you to the depths of time as far back as the Neolithic era. In the same room, objects that the excavations unearthed at the ancient settlement and the cemetery located in both Thorikos and Sounion (800-400 BCE) offer a rare glimpse of the ancient everyday life. Or get caught up in the tension of the battle between the Centaurs or the Giants, as vividly illustrate donthe reliefs from the frieze of the Temple of Poseidon at Sounion the mythical representation served as an eloquent reminder of the victorious battle against the Persians.
Finally, admire the craftsmanship of the jewels discovered at the cemetery at Limani Passa (Port of Passa, currently known as Poseidonia), a harbor with a flourishing settlement in the Classical and Hellenistic eras.
The Archaeological Museum of Lavrion constitutes a concise version of the area's ancient history, an introduction to motivate you to discover for yourself all the archaeological sites that are found in the area of Lavreotiki or an epilogue if you already have.