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Happy Train

Address: Elounda Beach, Elounda, Crete 72053, Greece
Phone Number: +30.28410.00000
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Ranked #6 of 15 Attractions in Elounda
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Scenic Railroads, Landmarks
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Type: Scenic Railroads, Landmarks

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Bydgoszcz, Poland
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4 reviews 4 reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

We' ve found happy train by accident. It was great to find out that the guide speaks Polish. She encouraged us to go to the village up in the mountains. The village is amazing with lovely architecture, nice people and breathtaking views.

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86 reviews 86 reviews
5 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

We took the shorter ride to a destination with a 10 minute stopover for an ice cream cup. We and the kids had a very good time.

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Doncaster, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

Lovely scenic coastal route from Elounda to Plaka on the appropriately named happy train. Plaka is well worth a visit for its gift shops and restaurants and the views are yo die for. Locals and tourists alike make a point of waving to those on board. Hard not to smile on board and reasonably priced too.

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London, United Kingdom
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147 reviews 147 reviews
71 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

An opportunity to get up into the little villages overlooking Elounda and Spinalonga entertained by Ziggy with his facts and little anecdotes. This stopped long enough to see the old olive oil press and a drop of raki and passed the set of The Island on the way back. All in all beautiful scenery, entertaining, good commentary, good fun, a... More 

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

My wife and I loved the happy train! As the other reviews state, yes it is more expensive than the taxi and essentially drives up the road then back again. However, this doesn't take into account the tour guide or the experience. It's a relaxed way to travel and in a hot area provides some nice needed rest with a... More 

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Eastbourne
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8 reviews 8 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

We went for the mountain lunchtime excursion. Stunning views with frequent photo stops during the steep climb away from Plaka and up the mountain. Good lunch at the taverna in the village, the Tzatsiki was excellent and the Mykonos was cold.The whole trip was about 3 hours. The trip was €15 each and well worth it. The female guide was... More 

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weston super mare
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60 reviews 60 reviews
15 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

A trip through Plaka and up to mountain village to see a church and have a nibble and raki at a bar, chance to purchase drinks and food. Best part was views of bay and Spinalonga and a leisurely 3 hour diversion.

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Royal Wootton Bassett, United Kingdom
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54 reviews 54 reviews
10 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

The little train trip was good value, very informative and a relaxing alternative during the holiday.The run up to the mountains giving alternative social views as well as great geography. Try it !

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Lyon, France
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

Nice ride. Its a nice way to see the village and the area. Happy train starts from the port of Elounda.

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Heraklion, Greece
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32 reviews 32 reviews
5 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

Oh dear chose the blue train which kept breaking down, or to be more specific stopping for a reason were not given an explanation for. I can tell you however we passengers were subjected to thick black smoke from the engine and had to stop on more than several occasions coming out of Plaka on the steep hill. Finally made... More 

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