Vagonetto is the means of transport with which you will travel back in time and you will learn the history of the extraction of bauxite.
At the 51st km. of the National Road of Lamia – Amfissa south of Gravia the Phocis Mining Park is located. One of the tunnels that were opened for the underground exploitation of bauxite, Tunnel 850, was closed in 1972 due to the exhaustion of the mineral.
After 26 years of “silence” the tunnel was converted into a visiting area in order for the audience to learn the history of bauxite.
Since September 2003, the vagonetto, meaning the train that was used by the miners to transfer bauxite, becomes a means of transport for the visitors from the beginning of the route and the tour to the world of the miners begins.
The exhibitions area of mining history, the outdoor exhibition of machineries, as well as the interactive digital technology wing, complete the visitors’ tour.