THE LITTLE TRAIN OF PELION
In Pelion is well known as trenaki (=little train) of Pelion. The train of Pelion has been a dynamic element of culture and development leaving its intense mark on the history and environment of the area.
SMALL GAUGE RAILWAY
For 76 years (1895-1971) it climbed the mountain carrying passengers and freight , thus immensely contributing to the rapid development of the area.
The man who had the inspiration of its manufacturing, on behalf of the Thessalian Railroads Company, was the Italian engineer Evaristo de Kyriko, father of the famous painter Giorgio de Kyriko, who was born in our town in 1888, lived a happy childhood here and carried this place onto his paintings in symbolic forms, particularly during his metaphysical era, which made him immortal.
Evaristo De Kyriko built one of the best in the world railroads, of only 60 cm width, through the olive groves on the slopes of the Centaurs’ Mountain. This masterpiece is appreciated even nowadays for its high esthetics, the harmony in its form and the perfection of its manufacturing.
Scedule: Lehonia – Milies
ANO LEHONIA – MILIES
Schedule in July and August during July and August, “Trenaki” runs daily: Departure: Ano Lehonia 10:00 / Arrival: Milies: 11:35
Scedule April until June und September until October It runs on Saturdays, Sundays and holidays Information is available at the station Tel: +30 24210-24056 or city ??office, Dimitriados Street 186, Tel: +30 24210 39723rd
There is a sceduled route from Lehonia to Milies every weekend. For more call +30 24210-24056
If you want to ride with Trenaki, buy the tickets the day before.
You can buy them here train station and city offices
You can also buy tickets to Lehonia directly at the departure station, but there is a possibility not to find tickets because they do sold out very quickly.