Greece’s railway network is approximately 2,500 km long, covering the greater part of the mainland. The transportation of passengers, luggage and driver-accompanied vehicles is carried out through regularly scheduled routes that are amended every year.
The routes are carried out by high-quality Intercity-type trains (express and regular) and by regular trains (high-speed), etc). When traveling by train, it is worth looking at the architecture of the old stations along the line, most of which had been built at the end of the 19th C. and are of unique workmanship and symbols of early industrial architecture.
The Greek railway network passes through many scenic areas of unique beauty. In fact, O.S.E. (Hellenic Railways Organization) passengers have the exclusive privilege of seeing most of these landscapes, as one cane pass through these regions only by train.
Hellenic Railways Organization (O.S.E.):
Other than regular O.S.E. routes, there are also special routes served by excursion trains (conventional or museum steam-powered trains upon request), where passengers can travel through Greece’s splendid interior.
These routes are:
Diakopto - Kalavryta (Peloponnese)
Nestos (Eastern Macedonia)
Suburban Railway (Proastiakos)
The routes include Athens - Athens “Eleftherios Venizelos” International Airport (with 7 intermediate stations)
Athens - City of Corinth (84 km west of Athens – with 7 intermediate stations)
Corinth - Kiato (24 km)
Corinth - Athens “Eleftherios Venizelos” International Airport (with 11 intermediate stations).
When completed, the city of Piraeus and its port will be connected to Athens, the Airport and other large urban centers in neighboring Prefectures (Thiva, Chalkis, Loutraki).