A journey to the center of the earth...
Vagonetto - Fokis Mining Park, one of Greece's newest and unique attractions, and constitutes an ideal outing for families, vacationers, school and university students. It's a great excursion for just about everyone!
Your tour will commence with a visit of mining machinery, new and old that has been mostly used in underground mine operations.
Then.. the journey to the center of the earth begins at Mine Gallery 850.
Exploring Mine Gallery 850 will take you back to the past as you board the Vagonetto, the little train the miners used 30 years ago. Once underground, your tour will continue on foot. As you walk through the gallery, discover the history of bauxite mining and through special effects, experience the typical day of the thousands of men that have worked in the mine. Share in their laughter, hopes and dreams. Listen to their daily banter as they work side by side, teasing and helping each other during their hard work. From the workers' clothing to the machinery, visitors will experience all this right before their eyes as if they have stepped back in time.
Your journey will conclude at the Park's Expo, a building that once housed the Mine's administration. Here, join us for a cup of freshly brewed coffee at the Vagonetto Cafe
and afterwards, take a stroll through the Vagonetto Gift Shop
where you can pick up a memento of your visit to the Fokis Mining Park! Vagonetto
is located on the 51st km of the Lamia-Amfissa National Road, within the premises of S&B Industrial Minerals S.A., and is only a short drive from Delphi, Arachova, Itea, Gravia and its famous Inn, Amfissa and Galaxidi
. Look out for the signs!
- as you explore Mine Gallery 850.Educational
- as you discover the history behind the mining park and its peopleInformative
- as you learn step by step, the extraction of bauxite.Conveniently located
- as it allows you to visit the many other tourists attractions in the area.