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Mount Pelion steam tourist train resumes daily service starting July 1

The Mount Pelion steam tourist train will operate daily, starting Monday, July 1. The Pelion train will depart from Ano Lechonia at 10:00 AM (3800) and return from Milies at 3:00 PM (3801) with a 15-minute stop in Ano Gatzea in both directions.

Additionally, beginning July 6, weekend services will be available on routes 4802 (departing Ano Lechonia at 1:30 PM) and 4803 (departing Milies at 12:20 PM).

For more information about the schedules, visit local ticket offices, use the online ticketing system at , download the Hellenic Train mobile app, call the dedicated tourist train hotline at 2130121010 or visit the Hellenic Train website at Hellenic Train: .

One of the world’s narrowest railway lines, the train comprises four wagons and is nicknamed “Moutzouris,” for the steam and smoke it once produced. The train travels from Ano Lechonia to Milies with a stop in ano Gatzea. It covers a distance of 15 kilometers in about 90 minutes, navigating a mountainous route through a forest of plane trees and oaks.

The train makes a single stop in Ano Gatzea for 15 minutes before continuing its 15-kilometer picturesque journey, which takes about 90 minutes. The train originally operated between Volos and Milies, with construction of the railway beginning in 1892 and finishing in 1903. The construction was overseen by  Evaristo de Chirico, father of artist Giorgio de Chirico, who was born in Volos.