Kalavryta with railway rack of Diacopto gorge & Monastery of Mega Spilaio (full day)

Type of tour: 
Private Tours
Full day
Licenced guide: 
Local tour director
Kid Friendly Tours, Religious Tours, Sightseeing

Trip advisor rating: 5 stars

This full-day tour will take you to the traditional village of Diakopto where the rack train starts its 60-minute upward journey to Kalavryta, "good waters". Upon arrival in the village you will have time to stroll around or have lunch in one of the quaint tavernas. Board your vehicle for the descent and stop at the awe-aspiring monastery of Agia Lavra, where the revolution flag of 1821 was raised, and Mega Spilaio, located in a stunning landscape at the entrance of a natural cave, since 362 AD.

Kalavryta & Monastery of Mega Spilaio 1
Kalavryta & Monastery of Mega Spilaio 2
Kalavryta & Monastery of Mega Spilaio 3
Kalavryta & Monastery of Mega Spilaio 4
The highlights 
  • The rack trail will climb parallel to the Vouraikos River and through bridges and tunnels.
  • After this spectacular train ride, enjoy some free time in the mountain village of Kalavryta where you can have coffee, lunch or just unwind in the shade of the main square.
  • Enjoy the scenic drive along the gorge where you will have the opportunity to get a glimpse of heaven by visiting one of the most famous monasteries in the Peloponnese.
  • The monasterial compound consists of eight floors and it is literally hewn into the rock.
Important Details 


  • Transportation by deluxe Mercedes vehicle
  • English-speaking tour director
  • Professional non-smoking driver
  • Insurance coverage during bus transfers
  • Mobile contact number for any emergency available 24/7

Not included:

  • Drinks, snacks, appetizers, lunch
  • Entrance fees
  • Gratuities

ticket for rack train: 15€ per person


Cancellation Policy 

General conditions:

Except otherwise stated, tours, packages or any service canceled without due notice within three (3) days prior to your service confirmed date, there will be no refund.

Any cancellation made within seven (7) – four (4) days prior to your service confirmed date, there will be a 25% charge for services.

In the case of cancelation more than seven (7) days prior to your service confirmed date, there will be a 50% charge for services

For cancellations more than twenty (20) days prior to the tour, there will be a full refund (no charge).

For any cancelations due to bad weather conditions leading to a change in the cruise ship itinerary, there will be a full refund (no charge).

In all of the above cases, bank expenses or administration fees that might occur for the refund will be deducted from the amount.


Cancellations can only be made by confirmed email communication.


No servant or agent of ours can vary our conditions and any such purposed variation shall be of no effect unless it has been signed by one of our directors.


All matters concerning this booking shall be subject to Greek Law.



Small group tours:

Each tour operates to sufficient demand. The Travel Insiders reserves the right to cancel scheduled tours due to limited participation or other reasons beyond our control two (2) weeks before the date of the tour.

In such case, no compensation will be paid or requested from The Travel Insiders. In the event of “Places of Interest” being closed or road conditions en-route prevent the tour as advertised being operated, every endeavor will be made to substitute an alternative, but the company reserves the right to cancel or alter arrangements.

Once the group reaches the minimum number of participants (8 participants) you will receive an email notification two (2) weeks prior to tour confirming that the itinerary of your choice will be conducted as planned.

If there is not enough participation (minimum 8 participants), you will be notified via email, in which case you can alternatively book a private tour at a special price, or if you prefer, you will be fully refunded.


Cancellations can only be made by confirmed email communication.