Drivel to Lechonia village where your train awaits. Step aboard Pelion’s old-fashioned train for a leisurely journey to the lovely village of Milies.
The mind behind the railway was Italian engineer Ernesto de Chirico, father of the famous painter Giorgio de Chirico. Between World War I and World War II, the railway played significant role in the economic development of Pelion region.
Today, your relaxing ride affords a glimpse of some of the outstanding technological innovations made to accommodate the railroad. The challenging geography of Mt. Pelion meant that bridges, tunnels and bastions had to be painstakingly built and dug into the landscape.
View these impressive structures, along with train stations and beautiful scenery, on your way to Milies. On arrival, take a walk along a path that winds through the forest.
In the village, explore the small folklore museum, visit the ancient church and savor refreshments served at the charming main square.
Depart from Volos to Lechonia Rail Station
Board the Old Fashioned Train
10.00 – 11.35
Departure for an approximately 1 hour and 35 minutes train journey to Milies Rail Station with a 15-minute stopover in Ano Gatzea in both directions of the itinerary.
11:35 – 14:30
Walk from Train Station throught the cobbled stone footpath which will take you up the village’s main square (about 15m), where traditional guesthouses and taverns await the visitors. Time at leisure to visit the Taxiarchon Church which was constructed before 1741, the library which is one of the oldest in Greece or visit the museum of folk art at the village of Milies
Walk back to Train Station (15min) and board the little train which will start its descent towards Ano Lechonia.
Arrival at Ano Lehonia Station and drive back to Volos
Activity Level .
Stops with restroom facilities are in Lechonia & Milies villages