Excursions by train
In 2012, Hellenic Train, aiming to develop railway tourism in Greece, has successfully established special excursion-trains, with historical and naturalist interest.
The Hellenic Train excursions are addressed to associations, organizations, groups & individual visitors.
Also, you can find more information about each touristic railway route in the corresponding sections of the Hellenic Train's site, as described below.
Showcasing the historical little Train of Pelion is particularly important, since it offers a magical route in the verdant mountain of the Centaurs.
The scheduled services of the little Train of Pelion operates at weekends of the summer season and selected dates, published in detail in Hellenic Train's website (see: The Pelion Train, a mythical route). There are also special itineraries throughout the year.
For passengers in groups, special discounts are available from Monday to Friday. During the rest of the year it is possible to rent the entire train for a group excursion at a special price.
For more information and reservations:
Ticket Office of Hellenic Train in the Railway Station of Volos.
Opening hours 6:00 – 22:00, Monday-Sunday
The Rack Railway, connecting Diakopto to Kalavryta, passes through the Vouraikos gorge, offering a unique experience to its passengers. It operates daily, all year round, and special prices apply for groups using the train Monday-Friday. It is also possible to rent the entire train for a group excursion at a special price. Detailed information can be found on the website of the Hellenic Train, in the section Rack Train Diakopto-Kalavryta, a magical route.
For more information on the Rack Railway and reservations:
- Diakopto Railway Station
Tel. +30 2130121929, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Kalavryta Railway Station
Tel. +30 2130121930, e-mail: email@example.com
The journey from Katakolo to Olympia lasts for approximately 45 minutes and the round trip ticket price is only 10€. It’s a beautiful and extremely popular route, both among the visitors of international cruise ships and for Greek travelers that prefer the railway for their transports.