The steam locomotive of the Diakofto–Kalavryta railway

In the north of the Peloponnese, the tiny rack-and-pinion railway between Diakofto and Kalavryta takes travellers on a dazzling ride through dramatic Vouraïkos Gorge. Sienna cliffs surround the train as it climbs the canyon, clinging to a narrow ledge with rushing rapids below. The line zigzags through leafy canopies of plane trees and passes through seven curving tunnels along the way to the quaint hamlet of Kalavryta, before descending back to the coast.