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“Perfect scenery from an uncomfortable point of view” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Vouraikos Canyon - Cog Railway

Vouraikos Canyon - Cog Railway
Kalavrita Railway Station, Kalavrita, Greece
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Ranked #2 of 10 Attractions in Kalavrita
Type: Scenic Railroads, Landmarks
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Mesolongion, Greece
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15 reviews 15 reviews
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
“Perfect scenery from an uncomfortable point of view”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2013

We took this trip and would definitely recommend it. Of; course you have to prebook your tickets - as everyone advises - through the telephone (not by the internet unfortunately). We did not have any trouble with the booking procedure.
The scenery is definitely worthy of five stars (does not matter which side you sit) and the trip itself is also relaxing. One star is deducted though for the train itself. Although more modernised with A/C working properly, the seats are extremely small. We were 3 adults - of large size - and one child of three (you do not pay a ticket under age 4 and so you do not get a ticket) and it was extremely uncomfortable to seat and fully enjoy the journey (I am not refferin gto some bags we had). My knees were touching the opposite chair. A lot of people preffered to stand up the whole time of the journey (1 hour approximately) . Next time I will be thinking to book 2 tickets for myself only.
In all, this journey is a must, prepare yourself for some standing up though.

Visited May 2013
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Kalamata, Greece
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9 reviews 9 reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“Wow!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2013

We would recommend this trip. It was a fantastic experience The scenery is stunning.... not to be missed!

Visited May 2013
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Agistri, Greece
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
“I'm now a definate train buff!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2013

Just loved it so much. The canyon (I would say gorge as this is no Grand Canyon) is spectacular with it's views, tunnels and viaducts. This little train is a great way to experience nature's handiwork..enjoy!

Visited June 2013
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Piran, Slovenia
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27 reviews 27 reviews
12 attraction reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“Great ride!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2013

Scenery is amazing, next time I would ride just to Kalavrita and then walk down to Diakopto. There are also buses up to Kalavrita and the bus ride offer nice views as well.

Visited April 2013
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Athens, Greece
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“Amazing route!!!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2013

If you ever go to Kalavrita you have to ride the Cog Railway, the route and the view is breathtaking. But arrange for your tickets the soonest possible because it gets crowded.

Visited April 2013
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