Train from Diakopto to Kalavrita
On average, the train from Diakopto to Kalavrita is 57 min journey time. Around 10 trains depart daily between Diakopto and Kalavrita
If you opt for a train journey between Diakopto and Kalavrita, ll depart from Diakopto Railay station, which is situated north of the city of Diakopto.
OSE, the Hellenic Railways Organization, operates the train journey. It takes the Diakopto - Kalvarita Rack Railway, a tourist attraction in its own right.
The Diakopto Kalavryta Rack Railway is one of Greece's most unique and exciting railway lines. Stretching 20 km through some of the most stunning scenery in the country, the railway climbs from the coastal town of Diakopto up to the mountain town of Kalavryta. The journey takes an hour, and passengers can relish the breathtaking views of mountains, forests, and gorges. The railway is also home to several exciting engineering feats, including the longest tunnel in Greece. With its rich history and incredible scenery, the Diakopto Kalavryta Rack Railway is an essential part of any visit to Greece.
Passengers using wheelchairs can now experience a smoother and safer ride when traveling on the Stations of Diakopto, Kalavrita, or intermediate vehicles with special machines known as dock lifts. These devices provide an easier way to get around without worrying about missing out on transportation!
One of the shortest train journeys in the world (only 20km or 12 miles) is not one of the fastest. The journey takes approximately one hour. The train runs 15 km/h due to the steep terrain and the unique cog system that makes this stretch of the railway so particular. Unlike most railways, which use locomotives to pull their trains, the Rack Railway uses a system of cogwheels to grip a gear-like track, allowing it to climb up steep inclines.