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Meteora: 2-Day and 1-Night Tour by Train from Athens

1. Meteora: 2-Day and 1-Night Tour by Train from Athens

You will independently take the train from Athens train station at 7:20 AM to Kalabaka and admire the beautiful Greek landscapes during your trip to Meteora. Arriving in Kalabaka at 11:30 AM, be picked up from the train station and transferred to check into your reserved hotel. After lunch, prepare yourself for the Meteora majestic sunset tour. You will be picked up from your hotel in the afternoon and after the tour be brought back to your hotel or to Kalabaka town for a short walk. The next morning at 09:00 AM, be picked up from your hotel and join a comprehensive Meteora morning tour or a Meteora hiking tour. For the next 4-hours, you have the chance to experience all the beauty of the unique phenomenon of Meteora and the holy monasteries on top of the rock giants. After the tour ends, transfer back to your hotel where you can get ready for your departure back to Athens. Your train will depart at 5:15 PM and you will reach Athens at approximately 9:30 PM.

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Athens: Cliff Diving Boat Trip in Nea Makri

2. Athens: Cliff Diving Boat Trip in Nea Makri

Board your private boat in Shinias Bay and embark on a 20-minute journey to Cape Marathon. This place famous for its cliffs (which range from easy to challenging). Arrive at one of the many hidden bays of Cape Marathon, where you will have the opportunity to swim in crystal clear waters and climb up the famous cliffs. Take the opportunity to view the seabed as you snorkel through the coves. 

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From Athens: Trip to Meteora by Train with Overnight Stay

3. From Athens: Trip to Meteora by Train with Overnight Stay

This is a 2-day tour from Athens to Meteora and includes an overnight stay at a hotel, train tickets, and tours on the Meteora Rocks and monasteries in a small group. Receive your tickets and go to the Central Railway Station of Athens (Stathmos Larissis) at 7 AM. Board the train to Kalampaka and arrive in Meteora at 11:30 AM. Pickup from the train station and drive to the hotel where you will be picked up again for the sunset tour. See all the six monasteries, a hermitage, and a Byzantine church so you will be immersed in the history of the area. Afterward, you will be transferred back to your hotel. Now you have free time to spend exploring Kalambaka. Find excellent museums including the National History Museum and Digital Projection Centre of Meteora. Wander every corner of the city and discover restaurants to taste the excellent local cuisine.  The next day, choose to take either the midday Monastery tour or the hiking in Meteora tour. After your activity, you will be driven back to the center of Kalabaka and you will have over an hour to spend under the shadow of the giant rocks either having lunch or a coffee or whatever you wish. You will then be given all the necessary information of how to catch the train back to Athens. The train journey is 4 hours long so please bring a book or be prepared to talk to other passengers.

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Two Days Rail Tour to Meteora from Athens

4. Two Days Rail Tour to Meteora from Athens

Day 1 Catch the train to Kalambaka from Athens Railway Station, and enjoy a trip that will give you the chance to admire the beauty of the Greek countryside. Upon your arrival in Kalambaka, the English speaking driver will be waiting for you at the train station, holding a signboard with your name on it to transfer you to your hotel. In the evening you will join the Meteora Sunset Tour to admire breathtaking views of Meteora, and discover all the hidden gems of this place. Day 2 Next morning, you will have the opportunity to choose the activity you prefer, the Meteora Hiking Tour or the Half-day Morning Tour. The guide will meet you in the lobby to explore together Meteora, and discover the natural beauty and cultural heritage of this area. Enjoy a journey back in time, and learn the stories of the first hermits and monks who laid the foundations of the monastic community of Meteora. At around 5 PM, the driver will pick you up to transfer you to the train station. At 5:22 PM the train departs from Kalambaka and arrives back to Athens at around 9:30 PM.

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Athens: Electric Bike Day Tour

5. Athens: Electric Bike Day Tour

Start your tour at the meeting point where you will have the chance to meet your fun and friendly guides. Once you've had the chance to meet your guides, you will be shown the route for the day, hop on your E-bike and off you go.  Set off toward your first stop, the traditional meat and fish markets to see local Athenians buying fresh supplies. Then pass by Omonoia square and visit three wonderful neoclassical buildings, the Library, the University, and the Academy. Pass by the upper part of the city known for its luxury and exclusive streets. The tour is scheduled so that you will be on time at Syntagma square to watch the famous changing of the guards and take photos with the Evzones. Next, visit the Presidential Mansion and head towards the stunning Panathenaic Stadium. You will ride to the temple of Olympian Zeus, Zappeion Hall, and then towards Plaka, the Acropolis, and the Areopagus Hill to experience the city from above. Ride around Acropolis to Plaka, Anafiotika, the Roman Agora, Monastiraki, and the lively streets of Psyrri. Riding back to the finishing point you will pass the Athens triangle, a fun local hang out for Athenians. Your tour will end with a special treat back at the local partner's office. By the end of this tour, you will surely be in love with Athens.

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From Athens: Delphi Private Hiking Experience

6. From Athens: Delphi Private Hiking Experience

After being picked up from your hotel in Athens, transfer to the Delphi region with a local driver. With your experienced mountain guide, hike down the ancient trail connecting the cave to Delphi admiring the imposing landscapes of Parnassus. Stop at the summer camp settlement of ‘Kroki’ to quench your thirst at the traditional drinking-water fountain. Then continue on to hike down the cobbled trail ‘Skala’, which winds around the town of Delphi. Marvel at the breathtaking views of the archeological site at Delphi, the Olive grove of Amfissa, and the sea. In the afternoon, visit the Archeological site and museum of Delphi, to enjoy a private guided tour with a state-licensed guide

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Acropolis, Panathenaic Stadium and Plaka Private Group Tour

7. Acropolis, Panathenaic Stadium and Plaka Private Group Tour

Journey back in time and see the ancient monuments of Athens on a private group tour with an English-speaking guide. Marvel at the landmarks of Syntagma Square, home to the Greek Parliament, and watch the Changing of the Guards ceremony. See the traditional uniform of the elite Evzone guards in front of the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. Next, get some shade as you walk through the National Garden and see the neoclassical facade of Zappeion Hall. Learn about the home of the first modern Olympic Games at the Panathenaic Stadium, and then continue along Dionysiou Areopagitou Street to enter the historic Plaka district. Make your way to the south slope of the Acropolis and get a perfect view of the remains of the Theatre of Dionysus. Discover the ancient mausoleum on Philopappos Hill as you continue towards the Temple of Athena Nike, Propylaea and Erechtheion. Be amazed by the ruins of the Parthenon and enjoy stunning views over the rooftops of Athens.

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From Athens: 3-Day Rail Tour in Meteora

8. From Athens: 3-Day Rail Tour in Meteora

On day one of your tour redeem your e-ticket for the 7:20 AM departure from Athens railway station to Kalambaka. Embark on a scenic train ride through the Greek countryside and admire the beautiful landscapes. Around 11:30 AM arrive at Kalambaka train station, where our guide will be waiting for you, holding a signboard with your name. They will then transfer you to your hotel. In the evening you will be picked up from your hotel for the Meteora tour, which is really an amazing experience. Then you have free time to explore the city of Kalambaka. At 9:00 AM on the second day you will be picked up from your hotel and taken you on your selected tour. During this tour, admire how simply the hermits settled in the caves of the rocks a thousand years earlier and learn about the history, the myths and the secrets of Meteora that only your local guide knows. Then around 1:00 PM the minibus will drop you back to your hotel. In the afternoon you will have free time to explore the area on your own. On the third day in the morning, you are free to explore on your own the city of Kalambaka or the nearby village of Kastraki, there are so many things to do. Finally, at 5:00 PM you will be transferred back to Kalambaka train station for your trip back to Athens. The train departs at 5:15 PM and arrives in Athens at 10:20 PM.

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From Athens: 3-Days Meteora Rail Tour

9. From Athens: 3-Days Meteora Rail Tour

Day 1 Trains are the most spacious and comfortable way of travel in Greece. Catch the morning train to Kalambaka from Athens Larissa railway station, and enjoy a trip that will give you the chance to admire the beauty of the Greek countryside. Upon your arrival in Kalambaka your English-speaking driver will be waiting for you at the train station holding a signboard with your name on it to transfer you to your hotel. Late in the afternoon, a VIP minibus will pick you up from the hotel to join the Meteora Sunset Tour to admire breathtaking views of Meteora and to discover the hidden gems of this place. Day 2 For the next morning, have the chance to choose the activity you wish: the Half-Day Morning Tour of Meteora to see the main attractions, the monasteries of Meteora with a VIP minibus or the Hiking Tour of Meteora to walk among the rock giants. Visit 2 monasteries of Meteora, the secluded hermit caves of Badovas and enjoy the best panoramic viewpoints of the 6 monasteries. After this morning tour, the bus will drop you back to your hotel. The evening is free for you to explore the area on your own. Day 3 The morning is free. In the evening, a taxi transfer will be arranged for you from your hotel to the local train station at Kalambaka. At 5:15 PM, the train departs from Kalambaka and arrives at 9:25 PM to Athens.

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Athens: Vouliagmeni Coastline Walking Tour and Lake Visit

10. Athens: Vouliagmeni Coastline Walking Tour and Lake Visit

Set in the heart of the Athenian Riviera, Vouliagmeni Lake is a rare treasure of the Attica peninsula. The idyllic landscape is a unique geological feature with lush vegetation and a diversity of flora. It was created when a cave roof collapsed due to the high temperature and erosive nature of the thermal spring. This unique natural attraction is part of Greece’s national NATURA 2000 network and is a classified protected wetland. Not surprisingly, it is a designated area of outstanding natural beauty. First, take a 2-hour guided walk in the hills of Vouliagmeni, followed by the option of swimming in the warm lake, which maintains a year-round temperature of 22°C. These mineral-rich spa waters are also known to have healing properties. The tour concludes with lunch at a local seaside tavern just a short walk from the lake. The stunning beachfront location and delicious home-cooked cuisine are the perfect end to one of the most relaxed and enjoyable walking tours in the scenic Vouliagmeni Hills.

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What people are saying about Athens

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 4 reviews

Fantastic tour of this spectacular corner of the world. I was surprised to find myself the only person on this 2 day 1 night tour. After the four hour train ride from Athens I was picked up at the train station and delivered to my hotel.Rex Hotel was perfect except I was the only guest. (A large tour bus showed up later.) I had four hours on my own for lunch and shopping in the charming town of Kalambaka. A small van with 7 other tourists picked me up at 4:00 pm for an excellent 4 hour tour - entrance into one monastery and a tour of the Byzantine Church. Guide Dimitri was incredibly knowledgeable. We drove around all the monasteries with plenty of photo stops and Sunset Rock. Amazing! However do not confuse this with a Hiking Tour - it is not. The second day was a four hour tour with 3 other people- entrance into 3 monasteries. Great to get amazing photos in morning and afternoon sun. Then a couple hours free time for lunch before catching the train back to Athens. Meteora is amazing!

Excellent activity, the Dimitris instructor is incredibly kind. He is considerate, calm, reassuring. We saw octopus, cuttlefish, fish, sea urchins of course, anemones and all kinds, sea cucumbers, a great time !! We also left with a souvenir film, we loved it and recommend it.

Great guides and smooth organization ! The Meteora is a place you should not miss, it's breath taking. Thanks to the tour, we were able to make the most of it.

One of the best tours I ever did. Both guides were amazing and Meteora visit was definitely a highlight of my trip.

Great tours with experienced guides and breathtaking views. 100% would recommend!