PELOPONISSOS – Kalavryta

In the middle of the Peloponnesian Peninsula, there is a deep river gorge where crystal-clear waters cascade from white-capped mountains to the Corinthian Gulf. Great plane trees shade the gorge, forged by the Vouraikos River, and rounded white limestone boulders create waterfalls in its path, which sometimes narrows to only 12 feet in width.In the late 1800s, a railway was built along this narrow gorge, from the mountain town of Kalavryta to Diakofto at the coast. This marvel of engineering remains the narrowest railway in Europe, and is still in daily use. The small cars rumble over bridges with sheer drops on each side and pass along mountainsides bursting with wildflowers blooming in symphonies of color. The train makes its 90-minute, 14-mile run between Diakofto and Kalavryta four times a day, every day of the year.

Release Dates

2006, 2009, 2015, 2016

Features

  • Coin Alloy Name: Alpaca 12
  • Coin Alloy Color: silver
  • Coin Diameter: 31
  • Coin Thickness: 2,25
  • Coin Edge: serrated, fine with script
  • City: PELOPONISSOS
  • Country: Greece
  • Available: yes
  • Location: PELOPONISSOS, Greece