Akrata Railway Station in Greece

Akrata Railway Station Greece

Located on the coast, this railway station serves as the gateway to Akrata and its surrounding countryside. Authentic Greek culture is on offer here, as well as a range of dining options and outdoor activities. The nearby beach stretches for kilometres, while the Aroania Mountains are ideal for hiking and skiing in winter. Guests can also visit the impressive monastery at Mega Spilaio.

Getting to the station from Thessaloniki requires either a taxi or bus. Public bus services operated by the Thessaloniki Urban Transport Organization (OASTH) can be used to reach the station, with routes 78 and 91 connecting the railway with Kalavryta Bus Terminal and Macedonia InterCity Bus Terminal respectively. In addition, private taxis are also available for hire at the station itself.

The railway station at Akrata opened on 22 June 2020, as part of the EUR848 million ErgOSE project that extended the Athens Airport-Patras railway to Aigio line, and included three new stations at Xylokastro, Akrata and Aigio, and six new holts at Diminio, Lykoporia, Lygia, Platanos Beach, Diakofto and Eliki.

The raised station features two side platforms, and is accessed via stairs or a ramp. On-site amenities include station buildings, a ticket office (not open as of 2020), toilets and sheltered seating. In addition, there are Dot-matrix display departure and arrival screens and timetable poster boards at platform level. For the latest schedule and e-tickets, consult the Hellenic Train website* (formerly TrainOSE)*.

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