Do you want to learn how to make one of the most beautiful tours in Pelion? Read all the information about the Pelion Train, dates and hours of operation, routes and how to buy tickets!

What is the train of Pelion (Moutzouris)?

Moutzouris is a historic steam train that crosses the green slopes of Pelion, connecting Volos with Milies. Construction of the railway began in 1894 and was completed in 1903 by the Italian engineer Evaristo de Chirico, father of the famous painter Giorgio de Chirico. The railway is one of the narrowest lines in the world, at just 60 cm wide.

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The Old Station at Ano Lechonia by Gatsi from Getty Images

Which route does the Pelion train follow?

The Pelion Train operates from spring to autumn, making a daily trip from Ano Lechonia to Milies. Throughout, the passenger can enjoy the unique natural beauty, the view of the Pagasitikos and the bridge de Chirico, a rare metal bridge located just before Milies.

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Pelion Train Bridge by Kimon Markos Photography from Getty Images

When does the train operate?

It operates on weekends from spring to autumn, making one trip a day from Ano Lechonia to Milies. The duration of the trip is approximately 90 minutes.

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The Old Traditional Train Station in Milies by Lefteris_ from Getty Images

How can I book tickets for the train?

You can book tickets for Moutzouris from the official website of the Hellenic Railway Organization (now Hellenic Train) at this link: or click here.

Select Ano Lechonia as your departure station and Milies as your destination and the date you wish to travel (Saturday or Sunday only). Don’t forget to select that you want a returning ticket for the same date if you want to return to the station in Ano Lechonia

  • Departure time from Ano Lechonia: 10.00
  • Return time from Milies: 15.00
  • Arrival time in Ano Lechonia: 16:30
  • The ticket costs 18 euros return and the journey takes about an hour and a half.
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Ano Gatzea Train Station by LivGe from Getty Images

What visitors write

That steam locomotive ride was definitely one of my highlights – a great experience. Today, the Pelion train runs between the villages of Ano Lechonia and Milies. The only stop of the train is at Ano Gatzea station, from where it travels to Milies. It takes a total of about 90 minutes to travel the 15 km line. During the route, you will almost constantly have an amazing view of the Pagasitikos Gulf, gorges, wonderful old bridges, tunnels…

– Anna Dung @