Little Train Tours
Little Train Tours
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10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
About
Family run buisness that has been operating in Agios Nikolaos since 2004. Join us, relax and enjoy one or more of our sightseeing tours of the area. Take the opportunity for a wonderful ride with our blue trains. Discover the towns of Agios Nikolaos and Elounda and the traditional villages of Kritsa and Vrouchas. A unique opportunity to see from above the breathtaking view of the Mirabello Gulf, the island of Spinalonga and the beautiful scenery through the mountains while getting to know the tradition and history of this area.
Agios Nikolaos, Lasithi Prefecture, Greece

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Glitterfaries
Berkhamsted, UK85 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Couples
My husband and I did the Kritesa train tour and it was superb.

The guide was excellent and did the commentary in English and both her and the driver were so friendly.

Kritesa was a village located in the mountains and the tour was four hours long. Along the way we had two stop offs, one to a olive oil factory where they explained how the olive was pressed to oil and became a product.
I thoroughly enjoyed this.

We then stopped off to a small church further up the mountain and it had a few craft souvenirs shops and a restaurant.

Our last stop was Kritesa where it was a quaint village with hand crafted embroidery, leather, pottery, glass and restaurants.

If you are looking for souvenirs I would suggest that this village is best place to get them from, as they are cheaper than buying them from the main tourist areas such as the Marina at Agios Nikolas.

We both enjoyed the tour and it was definitely worth the €22 each we paid for the ticket.

It’s well worth booking as it won’t disappoint.
Written October 29, 2023
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Elias I
Nazareth, Israel235 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022
We came to Agios Nikolaos by car, and everything we saw by the train was exactly seen by car.
Even we almost went on the same roads.
The tour doesn't has a lot to see except Church, hospital, beach, lake and the shops which you will see it anyway by walking there.
Our main goal with the train was the kids.
Written August 1, 2022
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pickwick250
Ipswich, UK94 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2022
The tour to Krista involves a short visit to a family run olive oil factory with a shop, a visit to the Church of Panagia Kera dating from the Byzantine period which has amazing fresco decorations and the village of Krista where you have time to explore the little streets and sample the local food in their cafes.
We also chose to visit Kritsotopoula's museum which is the house of a local heroine showing Artifacts that are all local replicants of the way of life back in the time of Rodanthi.
We were glad we made time to look around the museum house as it was much bigger inside than it looked.
We felt the whole Train Tour worthwhile and would recommend.
Written January 8, 2023
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Keith
Totton, UK573 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020 • Couples
I’m a sucker for land trains so we opted for the 80-minute tour ‘around’ town.
Basically, the train takes a circuitous ride out of town over the bridge, up the hill & past the hospital.
You then go on the main road to Elounda and stop at a high point to view Spinalonga in the distance.
The return takes you back into the town centre past the fine memorial and down the main shopping area and past Kitroplatia Beach before getting back to the harbour.
We couldn’t understand what the lady guide was saying as the PA’s sound quality was a bit dodgy.
Not really a tour, more a trip out & back, but we enjoyed it.
Tip: If you have a skinny bottom, take a cushion!
Written August 22, 2020
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Stu
Wales, UK105 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2021
35 minutes and €18 that I won't ever get back. The longer tours may be better, but this short trip was mainly along unappealing roads, industrial units, a grand view of the general hospital and a couple of beach views. Very disappointing.
Written October 13, 2021
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RC30319
Atlanta, GA1,359 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Couples
Good way to spend a half day by taking the narrated ride to Kritsa and back that includes a couple of stops. Sure if you have a car with you you could do the same thing easy enough, but it was quaint and a bit quirky to take the electric train with a guide to explain things. Glad we went and got to visit another village.
Written November 2, 2023
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jacqui s
Newmarket, UK90 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Couples
We did the 4.5 hour trip on the Fun train from Agios Nikolaos to Kritsa, stopping en route at an olive oil factory (surprisingly interesting) and an ancient church. Kritsa is a pretty little village with several craft shops and cafes. Despite the hard seats and bumpy ride we really enjoyed ourselves, and the staff were friendly and cheerful.
Written October 17, 2023
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ChristallW
England182 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Family
We booked the 4.5 hour trip to Kritsa. Our daughter was delighted that she got to sit in the front row on her own. There is a short trip to an olive oil factory and a chance to try the produce and buy. A stop at the Byzantine era church which is small but very impressive. Then time to wander around the small village of Kritsa. We really loved it! As it is quite slow you actually get a chance to take in the scenery around you which was lovely and had some interesting features.
Written June 20, 2023
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janice m
Newcastle upon Tyne, UK140 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2012 • Family
Really great trip on the Little train Tour. We did 2 excursions out of the 3 available [ you get discount if you do more than one trip ]
Excursion 2 was great value for money . Lasting about an hour and 15 min we followed the coastal road towards Elounda . The guide George was very informative about the area.We stopped to take so excellent photos of Agios Nikolaos and the bay of Elounda.
Excursion 3 was even better value for money.This trip only goes out only once or twice a week so book in advance to be sure of getting a seat. Lasting between 3 and a half to 4 hours, you are taken first to the Olive Oil Farm where George explains in detail the workings of the old farm. After a 20 min journey we reached the church of Panagia kera . Joining the train again we headed to the village of Kritsa. Once again George is an excellent guide and can answer most of your questions. We had an hour free time in the village which was enough to visit the shops and have a snack for lunch. Returning back you just sit back and relax listening to Greek music as the train brings you back through the olive groves. Well worth doing these trips.
Written August 7, 2012
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Ann G
Scotland, UK463 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2016 • Couples
Whilst there are 3 different trips to choose from we chose the 4 hour trip up to Kritsa.

Having been to Kritsa many times by bus and car we thought this would be a nice way to travel on what turned out to be a very hot October afternoon.

First of all we bought our ticket in the morning at the ticket office at the harbour. Our ticket included a discount on the Yellow Submarine which we came back and did another day (also very good).

We came back in plenty of time for the train and waited until the scheduled departure time by which time the train was so full they had to add another carriage.

Off we went through the back streets of Agios where our guide Annetta regaled us with lots of facts and figures about all the different churches etc we passed in the town.

We then hit the road to Kritsa where we plodded along looking at all the olive groves and houses etc on the way. The highlight was stopping at the Church of the Panagia Kera which I found fascinating with all it's frescoes. If you didn't want to pay the 2€ to go into the church you could visit the taverna opposite for a drink or some lunch. We stopped there for around 30 minutes.

All aboard again as we headed round the corner and into Kritsa itself where we had plenty of time to wander round the back streets and have a late lunch. I love Kritsa with all the old ladies selling their lace.

Back on the train and back down to Agios where we were then treated to a tour round the town and beaches before being dropped off at the harbour again.

We thought this was a great trip and actually recommended to a good few people when we returned to base in Elounda who subsequently went on the next trip a few days later and came back feeling like we did :-)

So if you're thinking it might be a bit long or a bit expensive it truly flies by and worth every cent of the 20€ or so per person.

Ann x
Written March 6, 2017
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Thank you very much!
Written June 9, 2017
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