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“Great fun and some amazing views!”
Review of Happy Train

Happy Train
Ranked #2 of 12 Tours in Elounda
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed August 27, 2013

We rode the red train and it was a lovely trip up into the mountains. There were great views over the bay and towards Spinalonga!

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Reviewed August 27, 2013

First things first, there are 2 land trains in Elounda, the blue and the red but don't get confused, the red train is the one advertised on the the hut run by Ziggy. This train runs 2 trips a day, one is 3 hours and the other is shorter. My family and I went on the 3 hour trip which is pleasant and scenic with photo opportunities. Ziggy takes you through the small town of Plaka and up through the mountains where you will get a good view of Spinalonga. The train will stop for a good photo stop. You carry on until you get to a small village where you visit a small olive press where Ziggy explains how every thing works and the process of making olive oil. There is olive oil on sale although there didn't seem to be anyone else there. You then visit a 'goat farm' which Ziggy exaggerated. We visited one other village where we had a drink in a small taverna and we even got the opportunity to see a sacarda. Overall it was a nice little trip, although I wouldn't rate it as a must do. If you have some spare time and you need something to do then this is for you. We left a little disappointed as we had been promised much more and I wouldn't go entirely on what Ziggy says.

Thank hedgehoghannah
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Reviewed August 26, 2013

Good fun day out, excellent views to be had on long trip to mountain area - great for villa spotting!!!, Cretan olive press interesting...

1  Thank jodarock
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Reviewed August 25, 2013

A great trip into the mountains with some spectacular scenery and a very knowledgeable guide Ziggy. Make sure you buy some of the local olive oil its truly the best and don't forget the goats

Thank Allan19592013
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Reviewed August 25, 2013

We enjoyed our afternoon trip to the mountains on the happy train. It was an easy and enjoyable way to experience a little more of the area around Elounda.
It was simple to buy tickets, at the ticket office in the centre of Elounda. The cost was 17 Euros which we thought was good value for money, as we went quite a long way and were out for 3 hours.
We visited 2 mountain villages, olive press where could buy olive oil, met some mountain goats and enjoyed raki in local taverna. The route up gave us breathtaking views of the bay and spinalonga.

Ziggy was able to provide lots of information about the local area. We were dropped off outside our hotel on the return journey, saving us a 20 minute walk back in the heat.

Thank AnnabelWarren
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