Kalavryta: A Wonder To Be Discovered

  • by XpatAthens
  • Wednesday, 18 February 2015
Kalavryta: A Wonder To Be Discovered

At the foot of Helmos Mountain lies one of the most beautiful and historic towns in the Peloponnese, Kalavryta. Renowned for its spectacular train journey, stunning natural beauty, underground cave lakes as well as its famous Kalavryta Ski Resort, fewer places in Greece can match this Peloponnesian mountain town. Boarding the Odontotos train ('tooth-train' in English), is an experience not to be missed. 

Starting from the coastal town of Diakopto in the Corinthian Bay, Odontotos winds its way through the Vouraikos Gorge up to the mountains, through tunnels, over waterfalls, along cliffs and through pine forests, consisting, without exaggeration, one of the most breathtaking rail journeys on earth.

Along its way, Odontotos stops at the picturesque small village of Zachlorou, which is situated right on the banks of Vouraikos River.

At Zachlorou, visitors can wander along the quaint stone houses and tavernas while listening to the aquatic sounds of the river below. Within an hour from Diakopto, Odontotos reaches Kalavryta and history begins to unravel.

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