Vagonetto-Fokis Mining Park Tours

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Vagonetto-Fokis Mining Park Tours

Vagonetto-Fokis Mining Park Tours
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9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
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9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
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ActMan
UK154 contributions
Oct 2021
Although I once went to Les Baux-de-Provence, I am not a specialist in Bauxite mining but I know a lot more about it now. This visit was very well run; all the displays etc were available in many languages; very thoughtful attention paid to health & safety; knowledgeable guides; the video accounts by the locals used to work here in the 1960's etc (eg women carrying the ore out in baskets) were very provoked many thoughts. You must book up in advance, I rang up on the morning of my visit.
Written October 10, 2021
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itsiliAthens
Athens146 contributions
Mar 2015 • Friends
This is a highly educational activity: we don't have often the chance to visit industrial sites and to experience "how things are done". Here, as visitors we can learn what is bauxite and how bauxite is excavated.
The visit has 3 activities:
- just visit the museum (with audio guide),
- visit the museum and an under earth mining hall,
- do all the above, plus some interactive activities.
We did the first 2, in a visit that lasted ~1h.
We left the site with the knowledge of where aluminum comes from and with greater respect of the work of the miners.
Written March 23, 2015
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PHILIPP O
Athens, Greece87 contributions
Jul 2016 • Family
A very well organized thematic mining park. you can see how the people lived during a period not long ago... wonderful documentary video, interactive digging and the mining experience with the vagonetto.... thumbs up
Written August 28, 2016
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JohnKgr
Athens, Greece11 contributions
May 2015 • Family
If you visit the mining park alone or as a single family, it's better to make a call first so you can fit in a group and visit the mine. Otherwise, you'll have to wait or visit the mining museum first and then the mine (as we did). The overall experience is exciting and safe, even for small children, as long as you follow the guides' rules. Tip: before the visit, ask your hotel if they have the mining park brochure so you can get a discount on the park cash desk.
Written June 20, 2015
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James O
17 contributions
Aug 2014 • Couples
Mining Park–Vagonetto is a unique theme park,presents the operation areas of a mine, but also at informs, and educates people on the history of the exploitation of bauxite, and on the people who worked in mines, Parnassos Mountain is unique for its bauxite
Written August 20, 2014
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Romanos149
Athens, Greece6 contributions
Aug 2016 • Family
Great experience with lots of things to see! I was very impressed by the underground tour and how the aluminum finally has been produced. Excellent job!
Written August 12, 2016
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kaloussa
Arachova, Greece277 contributions
Aug 2015 • Couples
Fokis Mining Park–Vagonetto is a unique theme park, situated on the 51st km. of the Lamia-Amfissa National Road in Greece, between mountains Ghiona and Parnassos, within the broader area of S&B Industrial Minerals S.A. premises.
Written September 24, 2015
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Sophia T
Athens, Greece25 contributions
Nov 2020 • Family
This is a very nice theme park, taking you for a guided tour in the Fokida boxite mines that were active during the 19th century. Would recommend, both for children and adults!
Written November 1, 2020
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zografou
Greece250 contributions
Mar 2019 • Family
A very interesting guided tour that lasts 90-120 minutes into the mine and the museum. A must for all the family, the mine is very fascinating and provides all the information about the mining process. After the tour into the mine (18 m. down the mountain) you enter the museum with audio guide to complete the tour. Suitable for all ages (we visited with my 8 and 4 years old children) and we were very excited. Make sure you book your time before you go via their website.
Written March 29, 2019
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GS1501
Athens, Greece143 contributions
Dec 2018 • Solo
I visited and took the tour except the digital representations. Do not miss the experience! Visit the Tunnel 850 tour by the electric railed wagon (Vagonetto) and find out about the mining process and the relevant history of bauxite excavation. Then visit the Museum to get a feeling of the support operations by listening to the excellent recordings.
Shop your souvenirs from the Museum at very reasonable prices.
I really believe that it is a visit that could add value in the sense of knowledge as well as entertainment.
Written December 30, 2018
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  • Sun - Sat 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM