Toxotes Railway Station Greece

Toxotes Railway Station Greece

The main line of the Athens-Patras rail service is the double-track metre gauge line from Iraklio to Corinth, passing through attractive scenery along the south side of the Gulf of Corinth. The line is electrified with 25 kV overhead catenary.

In addition to the main line, there are a number of branch lines. The most important of these is the Corinth-Kakia Skala line, which serves the port of Katakolo. This line, which opened in 1883, also runs through the picturesque village of Livera.

A smaller, but still very scenic, branch line from the main line to Corinth follows the course of the gorge of the River Nestos, and provides wonderful views of this beautiful valley. The gorge is an area of natural beauty where wild horses roam free and where visitors can walk among the trees or simply relax by the waterside.

This is a unique experience to be had from the village of Toxotes, located just 13 km away from the city of Xanthi. Traveling by train, passengers can enjoy the breathtaking views of the evergreen mountain scenery that surrounds this lovely village and the Straits of Nestos, the Thracian Tempi and other ruins.

The Diakofto-Kalavryta railway is a historic 750 mm (2 ft 5+1/2 in) gauge rack railway in the northern Peloponnese, running 22 km from Diakofto through the Vouraikos Gorge and up to Kalavryta. The line was built by the Piraeus, Athens and Peloponnese Railways (SPAP). The tracks are owned by OSE, and the infrastructure and rolling stock are maintained by them.

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