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Vouraikos Canyon - Cog Railway

Kalavrita Railway Station, Kalavrita, Greece
+30 2691 043206
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Essential if you're visiting this northern area of the Peloponnese

This is surely an essential activity for any visitor to the northern part of the Peloponnese. You... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Fergs85
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Thornton-Le-Dale, United Kingdom
Beautiful

Definitely worth it. Consider taking the train half-way down from Kalavrita and walking the rest... read more

Reviewed 10 October 2017
Helen_Helena
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Montreal, Canada
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Kalavrita Railway Station, Kalavrita, Greece
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+30 2691 043206
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is surely an essential activity for any visitor to the northern part of the Peloponnese. You don’t have to be a railway buff to appreciate the pleasures of a one hour journey up the Vouraikos Gorge on a historic “rack” railway, The scenery is...More

Thank Fergs85
Reviewed 10 October 2017 via mobile

Definitely worth it. Consider taking the train half-way down from Kalavrita and walking the rest (it's the most scenic and the walk easier). Just ask the driver to stop at one of the stations. You can also buy a pass which includes the train ride...More

Thank Helen_Helena
Reviewed 4 October 2017

We did this trip as part of the 'City pass' ticket, excellent value as also visited Museum explaining the WW2 atrocity and the local caves. Really enjoyable day out. Went down to the coast, time for a coffee and walk to beach to swim and...More

Thank Louise Y
Reviewed 26 August 2017

Beautiful scenery, new train so it has air condition (was concerned after reading previous reviews about the heat). Really nice experience all in all

Thank Elay d
Reviewed 26 August 2017 via mobile

We hiked from Kalavrita all the way down to the sea at Diakopto it was a wonderful hike. A long hike, 26 km, but with great views all the way. We took the train back, which was again a super nice experience.

Thank Diana_Mangalagiu
Reviewed 20 August 2017

I would recommend to get off the train in Zachalouro station and have a few hours walk in the Canyon. This attraction is not suitable for kids who do not like nature.

Thank gsv516
Reviewed 17 August 2017 via mobile

The trail is amazing and not that difficult. Watch out for the train (odontotos) near the tunnels because they are too small. Amazing view of bouraikos river

Thank Anna C
Reviewed 13 August 2017 via mobile

It was really an amazing trip, but the small couches aren't made for long people. Try to sit at the door opening. You will have the best view!

Thank Bart H
Reviewed 9 August 2017

We made the trip up to Kalavryta from Stoupa on Monday 24th July for a 2 night stay. We got on the 9:57 and had front seats. The coach going was nearly empty, so that was good. The view on the way up is nowhere...More

1  Thank lynnh311
Reviewed 18 July 2017

DIAKOFTO-KALAVRYTA RACK RAILWAY-THE MOST SCENIC & BREATHTAKING ROUTE (ODONTOTOS SIDHRODROMOS DIAKOFTO-KALAVRYTA) The Rack Railway (Odontotos) Diakofto-Kalavryta is 22 Km long railway, old and historic built at the end of 19th centuty (1885-1895) and it was an engineering achievement at that time (75 cm gauge, using...More

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Lyn B
27 January 2016|
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Response from Ath G | Reviewed this property |
Hi yes you can but you need to book the tickets of the cog train and see the timetables of the local Buses, to check their connectivity with the cog train as its not a normal train. Its probably 2 hours with the bus from... More
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