Globe Trotting

Yacht Week Greece: What to Buy in Lavrio for Your Trip!

This post probably seems absurd to anyone who hasn’t been on yacht week. You must be thinking, how dumb does this chick think I am that I can’t figure out what to buy for a boat trip?  To this I say, no offense, but this purchase could make or break your experience.  You need to stock up on the essentials you won’t be able to get on the smaller islands.  Like wine.  Let me tell you, you’ll be plenty sick of warm beer and ouzo by the end of this trip.  Probably by halfway through this trip if I’m being completely honest.  Lavrio is your one stop to get the essentials because you either won’t be able to find them elsewhere, or the prices will be heavily inflated.

When you get to Lavrio you’ll be directed towards the supermarket.  Don’t GO CRAZY here, but do buy all of your necessities and then some – I suggest sitting down with everyone and making a list of what to get.  If someone wants something outside of the list they can purchase it on their own.  Keep in mind that your oven may not work without shore power.

We royally screwed up shopping.  If I were to go again, this is what I would personally buy –

  • Paper towels
  • Toilet paper
  • Plastic cups
  • Dish soap
  • Ice
  • 2 bottles of ouzo
  • box of wine
  • 60 beers
  • 3-4 bottles of vodka and/or rum
  • ouzo!
  • Mixers: soda and juice
  • Watermelon, apples, bananas, peaches
  • Mixed nuts and trail mix
  • Chips and crackers
  • Hummus and cheese dips
  • Olives
  • Stuff for Pasta salad
  • Olive oil
  • Stuff for Greek salad
  • Croissants
  • Dolma

You will get a chance to go to smaller stores on the next island but they won’t have nearly as much or as good of prices.

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