LEGENDARY MOUTZOURIS (MOUNTAIN TRAIN RIDE)
Our scenic excursion gives you the opportunity to admire the spectacular terrain of the mountainside from a charming narrow-gauge train. Following an extended quarter of a century of inactivity, the railway has been lovingly restored and renovated so that travelers can once again enjoy this legendary ride.
The mid-19th-Century train departs from the station in the town of Ano Lehonia, which is famous for its haunted Kontou mansion. As the train begins to pick up speed along the tracks, you can sit back and enjoy the stunning rolling vistas of nature.
Coasting along at a stately 25km/h, you will be able to comfortably take in all of the panoramic views of the countryside, and the quaint traditional villages of Ano Gatzea, Agia Triada, Agios Athanasios Pinakaton and Argyreika. You will also see the famous Chirico built five-arched and iron bridges.
Once the train pulls into the station in picturesque Milies, you’ll have plenty of time to explore the village attractions. Milies is built in an amphitheater shaped crescent, on the slopes of the lush, green Mount Dikri. The landscape’s abundance of apple trees is what gives the village its name.
Whilst walking around Milies, keep an eye out for the elegant marble fountains and fragrant olive trees.