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“road train”(10 reviews)
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Elounda, Crete 720 53, Greece
+30 2897 033700
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All reviews hour trip road train great afternoon spend an afternoon great trip fantastic views great fun take photos local area four hours enjoyable trip olive oil recommend this trip well worth the trip driver church euros
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Reviewed December 29, 2018

Absolutely amazing views of Elounda and Spinalonga as the Happy Train winds it’s way up and down the mountain side. Great stops along the way which provide an authentic Crete experience. Great food and service at the family restaurant we stopped at.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Nic T
Reviewed October 24, 2018 via mobile

Happy Train , great price to see the country side and churches, be warned a fair amount of walking . Some elderly guests were not told this. We were not told that for an hour of the journey you are left at a small restaurant...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 23, 2018 via mobile

We did the 4 hour tour for 18 euros each which was fair. The route is quite long and some walking is involved through villages and to see churches. The stop off at a family taverna was lovely and we had a lovely Greek salad...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank fozzie14
Reviewed October 11, 2018

We needed to travel from Elounda Village & Spa Hotel to Elounda town and were not sure of the distance and difficulty involved. The Happy Train matched our needs and was an enjoyable and safe cost-effective experience.

Date of experience: October 2018
Reviewed October 10, 2018

the four of us did this 4 hour trip, you get on in Elounda as i have mobility problem the guide did have a wooden step for me to get on you stop off at plaka my husband and son did the walk they found...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank june b
Reviewed October 7, 2018

A lovely trip in the little train up into the mountains. The guide was enthusiastic and had lots of local knowledge. we enjoyed the Taverna stop. All in all well worth doing.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Abuslady
Reviewed October 3, 2018

The train is comfortable except that for the less able bodied getting on and off is a bit difficult due to the lack of a step! But apart from that it is a fantastic way to see the countryside beyond Elounda. The train stops at...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank RyeNana
Reviewed October 3, 2018

Did this trip several years ago and as enjoyed it then decided yo do it again. 4 hours of interest thanks to an informative and enthusiastic guide Constantine (?). Several stop offs with short walks kept it really interesting. Was sad to see the difference...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank babsy13022013
Reviewed September 27, 2018

Went on the four hour train trip up the mountain. Started in Plaka and the guide gave us more info on Spinalonga than any of the tours to the leper colony. Visited villages and places of historic interest and had terrific views around the island....More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank Hamlyn
Reviewed September 27, 2018 via mobile

We went full, so booked for next day and guide remembered us. Set of with a full train and it was amazing, the views, commentary, everything was lovely. We stopped at some amazing spots and were informed of a little history by our guide who...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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February 16, 2019|
Response from Alakar | Reviewed this property |
Nothing scary , all very pleasant
February 16, 2019|
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Response from sunshinelincs | Reviewed this property |
No steep drops. Very slight movement on the train. Not fast. Great experience. I’m afraid of heights. Nothing to be concerned about. We had a great trip well worth it. Enjoy
January 22, 2019|
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Response from B5301DYclaireh | Reviewed this property |
Yes, you get off at a small church and walk no more than five minutes in to plakka. There are a few steps down to the church but other than that it is a flat walk. You also get off the train in the mountains to walk down a... More