Diakopto Railway Station Greece

About Diakopto Railway Station Greece

The Kato (or Diakofto) railway station of the historic Kalavryta cogwheel train is a spectacular sight, set in an incredibly narrow gorge. It is a must see for anybody visiting the region. The small, but fascinating little train (also known as the “Odontotos” train) takes you from here to Kalavryta in just 50 or 60 minutes and a total distance of about 22,350 meters. The route was built between 1889 and 1896 and it is considered to be one of the most difficult, complex technical projects of its time.

Kalavryta is a mountain town and community in the east central part of the Achaea regional unit, Greece. It is located on the south bank of the Vouraikos river, 24 kilometres from Aigio and 40 kilometres southeast of Patras. Notable mountains in the municipality include Mount Erymanthos in the west and Aroania or Chelmos in the southeast.

The rail route between Diakopto and Kalavryta is operated by the OSE, the Hellenic Railways Organisation. The train journey is famous for its scenery and it is also considered to be one of the most beautiful in all of Greece. The trip, which lasts for about an hour, is very popular and it is recommended to book tickets in advance. Using Rome2Rio, you can easily find all of the transport options for your trip from Diakopto to Kalavryta. Simply enter your travel dates and preferences, and we will show you the best results.

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