Historic Pelion train to restart operations for summer in Greece

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The historic steam engine train at Pelion will restart its operations for the summer season in Greece.

The train passes through Mount Pelion, the homeland of the Centaurs according to Greek mythology. The track is said to be one of the narrowest in the world at just 60 centimetres.

The train departs from Ano Lechonia station at 10 am and from Milies station at 3pm, with a 15 minute stop in Ano Gatzea (both ways).

Pelion, Greece. Image: Urban Wanders.

The Pelion train began operating between Volos and Lechonia in 1895. In 1903, it was expanded to span across the current track.

Until 1971, the train was used to carry people and goods up Mount Pelion, but it now serves as a 90-minute touristic railroad experience.

Mount Pelion took its name from the mythical King Peleus, father of Achilles, and was said to be the home of Chiron the Centaur. Events that took place in Mount Pelion were believed to have led to events that resulted in the Trojan War.

Source: Greek Reporter.

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