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One of the tightest railway in the world (60 cm) serves the 4 wagons of "moutzouri", as it was once called Pelio's train, indicating the steam-moved train and the smoke it was left as it was traveling. It is a mountainous route from Ano Lechonia to Milies, crossing green slopes with trees and bushes.
The train's only stop is at the village of Ano Gatzea, for 15 minutes, and then continues to a 15 km long distance for 90 minutes. The travel to Milies is full of nature and remarkable architecture buildings.
A special sample of that is the stoned - five arcade bridge, named Kalorema, in the Malakio area. As train is closing to Milies the landscape has a wild beauty, especially at the big metal bridge of Taxiarchis or de Chirico, such named from its constructor, the father of the famous painter. At that point although bridge's direction is straight the train rolls in a curve line.
Milies station is a terminal. From here there is a path to the village center. Traditional guesthouses, taverns, Taxiarches church, which was built in 1741, the folklore museum and the library, one of the oldest in Greece, are some of the sightseeing.
Pelio's train operates from sping to autumn, with a daily round trip route. The total one trip time is 1 hour & 30 minutes (with a 15 minutes stop for coffee and sodas at the Ano Gatzea station).
The access to Ano Lechonia station, which is located 12 km from Volos, is from the road to Kala Nera, either on bus, which stops 50 m from the station, either on car (there is a big parking lot in front of the station). The access to Milies station could be only by car and there is a small parking lot.

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  • Copyright: Costantino Topas (COSTANTINO) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 7788 W: 23 N: 14165] (89598)
  • Genre: Places
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2019-06-14
  • Categories: Transportation
  • Exposure: 1/121 seconds
  • Photo Version: Original Version
  • Date Submitted: 2019-06-14 23:21
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