Kalavrita

Kalavrita

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Kalavrita is a historical place with incomparable natural beauty, which attracts visitors all year round. We will reach the village by using the rack railway (odontotos) from Diakopto.

On the grounds of the old railway station at Diakofto you see in exhibition locomotive number 8003 which served this route for more than 72 years and has now been preserved after traveling over two million km., sometimes pushing, sometimes pulling, proceeding partly by adhesion and partly by rack and pinion, up the steep rail path (biggest 145%) with frequent halts for water.

 

kalavrita2The new diesel train replaced the old steam rolling stock in 1960- 62, is a bit more modern but still takes a little more than an hour to get from Diakofto to Kalavryta. This little cog train known in the past as the 'odontotos'     (= tooth train), is well known to train lovers all over the world, because its journey along the gorge, is one of the most spectacular railway rides. It consists of two Decauville passenger wagons with the small diesel unit engine in between. Normally there are 4 scheduled train runs daily but it is difficult to find a vacant seat especially during weekends.

 


The end of the line, Kalavryta is a beautiful little town known for its contribution Greek revolution against the Turks as well as for the resistance during World War II, when the Germans burnt down the town and on 13-12-1943 executed all 1,200 men aged 13 and over. A little further from the village of kalavryta the monastery of Agia Lavra where the first flag of freedom was raised by Bishop Germanos of Patras when the Greeks rebelled against the Turks on March, 21 of 1821 still exists in good condition. The monastery of Agia Lavra and the Kalavryta town are shrines to the Greek people.

Departure 09.15

Return 18.00

Price 65 euro per/person

Discount -20% for childrent under 12 years old

Including:

• Transfers with luxury coaches

• Professional English speaking guide

• All the entrance fees

• Odontotos (Tooth train) tickets

• One bottle of water

For excursion

Rental car

Van by driver

Limousine services

Taxi

and any other information.

Our desk will be open every day:

08.00 – 14.00

16.00 – 21.00



 

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