Friday 4th September 2009
We enjoyed the anchorage off Stila island so much we decided to stay another day, and left this morning to head 30 miles across the South Evia channel to Lavrion. With a mixture of motoring, sailing and motor-sailing we arrived mid-afternoon in the harbour which was much bigger than anticipated, with room for several ferries, what seemed like hundreds of charter yachts (it was change-over day!), the usual fishing fleet - and nowhere obvious for visiting boats! We approached two berths and were turned away, but no-one would tell us where the visitors' berths were. Eventually a kind gent in a rib called out where we should go, and at the same time the Port Police, who we had contacted on the VHF gave us a number to ring to organise a berth. Eventually we were called into a space and our lines taken, and we were safely tied up. The only other cruiser there was an American yacht called Attitudes, who gave us info about supermarkets etc.
We took a walk into town and stocked up on some provisions, stopping at a taverna on the corner of the fish market where the waitress told us, not surprisingly, "We only have fish"! So we had fish!