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Happy Train

Elounda Beach, Elounda, Crete 72053, Greece
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Ranked #5 of 11 attractions in Elounda
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Scenic Railroads
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Hale, United Kingdom
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Only 3 of us on train......was nice way to spend 40 minutes and the guide was a fountain of knowledge! Mainly about local gossip and a little about the area! Very funny tho!

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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178 reviews 178 reviews
64 attraction reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Much the same as many of these sort of rides and at €12 return is expensive, the local bus is €1.70 each way and is air conditioned as well though there are only 4 busses a day from Elounda and back. If you are up to the walk it is a nice walk 4.5Km with plenty of bars to greet... More

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Milford Haven, United Kingdom
19 reviews 19 reviews
3 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

This was a brilliant trip on the Happy Train. What a way to see more of Elounda and surrounding area. Along the coast line to Plaka and up into the mountain, stopping at places of interest along the way and also in a local Taverna for refreshments. The views along the way were tremendous with interesting commentary from the very... More

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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Very good host on our train - Well worth using even just to hope between villages Shaded carriages & considerate driving Really worth the cost paid :)

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12 reviews 12 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

We went on the happy train with my two children who are 4 and 2. It was a very hot day and we decided to go to plaka on the happy train , Lynn who was English was very knowledgable letting us know all about elounda and plaka , My other half loves history and this was ideal and the... More

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Drinking in Dorset
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102 reviews 102 reviews
59 attraction reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

THE village of Mohos is something of a frustration. We reached it from Stalis, climbing up the mountain on the Happy Train which offered wonderful views down to the sea. Once there we were met by a guide who spent an hour trunding round the village where we saw the war memorial, several quaint homes and several churches, but when... More

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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

This trip went past Vrouhas all the way to Seles to see the original family run olive oil press and factory, where i bought some oil (not obligatory) which is the best oil i've ever had. The trip stopped for photos and a look round Vrouhas, even time for a Raki or Coke. Very enjoyable and more value for money... More

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9 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

Despite having arrived in Elounda a week early, we managed to get tickets for this season's first outing of the Elounda Happy Train from Elounda to Vrouhas. What a great trip. Agnetta (?) the tour guide is a very cheerful and friendly lovely Greek lady who made the trip fun and interesting. Its a shame that the train is no... More

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16 reviews 16 reviews
3 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

This is still a nice way to be ferried around the area but I was disappointed to find that it no longer stopped at Plaka (which has some nice shops!) due to some municipal problem,

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Westonzoyland, England, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

Took this trip from Elounda, via Plaka, Vrouhas and finally arriving in Seles. Ziggy, the tour guide is English and shares his knowledge of the area, as well as a few jokes!!! At Seles you visit an old Olive mill and see how they used to harvest the olives, there is also an opportunity to buy local olive oil, honey... More

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