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CaptionThe Bouraikos is a river in the prefecture of Achaea Greece. In ancient times it was called Erasinos. Its source is in the Aroania mountains near the village of Priolithos and it flows past the town of Diakopto. Its length is 40 km. The name is derived from Boura a mythological daughter of Ion and Helice who was beloved by Hercules who according to legend opened the gorge in order to get close to her. _________ Operational since 1896 and one of a kind in Greece the cog wheel railway passes through some of Greece's most beautiful country. One embarks at Diakofto stops at Zahlorou and finishes in Kalvryta. There are rooms to rent and the Gorge can be walked by hikers. and 150 km from Athens It runs 22 km from Diakofto through the Vouraikos Gorge and the old "Mega Spileon" Monastery and up to Kalavrita stopping on route at Zachlorou. --More info at Greece/Patras/Attractions/Diakofto_Kalavrita_Railway or click the Kalavrita link below
HeadlineKalavryta railway: embarks at Diakofto stops at Zahlorou and finishes in Kalvryta.
KeywordsKalavrita
Copyright Noticeen.wikipedia.org/wiki/ Bouraikos_river
URLhttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bouraikos_river

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