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Pelion's Train

This is a tiny (0.60m width) train line, with Volos as the departure point and Milies as the terminal (28km distance), with intermediate stations and stops in the most important villages of the route. The route includes technical works quite large for their time, like bridges, tunnels, retaining walls, etc., embedded in the rich natural environment of Pelion. The train stations are of great architectural interest and the rolling stock (which is kept in perfect condition until today) is unique to Greece. The construction of the line began in 1881. The first track from Volos to Lechonia was delivered in 1896 and the remainder up to Milies in 1903. The designer and manufacturer of the project was the Italian engineer Ernesto de Chirico, father of the famous painter Giorgio de Chirico.

Pelion's Little Train
a different kind of tour