Vouraikos Canyon – Cog Railway, Kalavrita
Cog Railway (Odontotos) which links Kalavrita with Diakopto going through Vouraikos Canyon, is one of the most beautiful natural sights in Greece. It has been mentiοned as the most beautiful train trip in Balkans
Diakopto is located 22 Km near Kalavrita. The journey takes one hour and the speed of the train ranges between 30 and 40 Km/h at usual rail and 6 – 15 Km/h at cogs. The slope of the ground does not allow the movement of a usual train, so between the rails there are cogs that allow the operation of a mechanism to raise the train from the level of the sea at the station of Kalavrita which is 750 metres above the sea level. The 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.
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