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Athens: Full-Day Meteora Trip by Train in English or Spanish

Athens: Full-Day Meteora Trip by Train in English or Spanish

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See all 6 monasteries of the Meteora rock formations on a guided panoramic tour by luxury minibus. Go inside 3 monasteries, an experience exclusive to this tour.

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Duration 1 day
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Live tour guide
Spanish, English, French, German, Greek
Private group available

Experience

Highlights
  • Enjoy a panoramic tour in English or Spanish by a local guide
  • See all 6 monasteries of the spectacular Meteora rock formations
  • Visit the Hermit Caves: Badovas and learn about the mysterious history
  • Get a glimpse at life inside 3 of the monasteries with entry exclusive to this tour
  • Benefit from convenient pickup and drop-off at Kalambaka Train Station
Full description

Take a day trip from Athens to Meteora with a guide, with round-trip train tickets to Kalambaka and onward transportation included. Get a panoramic view of all 6 holy monasteries and enter 3 of the most popular ones. While exploring the region’s hidden gems, visit the hermit caves of Badovas.

Redeem your e-ticket for the early morning departure from Athens at and travel to Kalambaka using the train tickets sent to you in advance. Sit back and admire the beautiful landscapes along the way. 

The train ride takes about 4 hours and it is recommended that you bring your own food and drinks. Upon arrival in Kalambaka, meet your guide at the train station and start your customized Meteora tour. See all 6 monasteries of the stunning rock formation over 5 hours. Look inside 3 of the UNESCO World Heritage monuments for a glimpse behind their imposing walls. Stop taking photos of locations that only the locals know about. Have the chance after the tour for a nice walk in the city of Kalabaka and be prepared for the departure of the train. Be dropped off at Kalambaka Train Station to make the late afternoon departure for Athens.

Includes
  • Tour guide
  • Round-trip train tickets from Athens to Kalambaka
  • Pick up and drop-off at Kalambaka train station
  • Tour of Meteora
  • Panoramic view of all 6 monasteries
  • Visit the 3 most popular monasteries
  • Visit the secret Hermit Caves and Badovas
  • Map of Meteora
  • Transportation by luxury minibus with Wi-Fi
  • Food and drink
  • Guide inside the Holy Monasteries
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Entrance fees to the monasteries (€3)
  • Tips (optional)
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Important information

Know before you go

  • The local train company only issues 20 first-class tickets for the journey. If you select first-class train tickets when booking, and availability is restricted, you will be refunded the first-class ticket price, with second-class train tickets provided instead
  • Please note that to go inside the monasteries you must be dressed modestly. Women must wear long skirts (no pants/trousers) and have their shoulders covered. Men must wear long pants and long-sleeved shirts
  • Your guide will pick you up and drop you off at Kalambaka Train Station even if the train is delayed
  • Your train tickets are e-tickets and will be sent by email after your tour is confirmed
  • Please be at the station 30 minutes before the train departure to find the train, your seat, or the steward of the train company to assist you
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 /5

based on 683 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.8/5
  • Transportation
    4.6/5
  • Value for money
    4.5/5
  • Safety
    4.7/5

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A must if you're visiting mainland Greece! Meteora is a breathtaking wonder of the world. I highly suggest purchasing both the first class train ticket and then private tour. There is quite a bit of stops and walking, and you'll save a ton of time in a private van. We had the pleasure of Ria as our tour guide. She was exceptional, kind, and accommodating. We had a personalized experience with her and she went above and beyond to ensure we had a great, memorable experience.

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August 12, 2022

Excellent tour. The train was delayed and instead 4 hours it took 5 hours. But the bus was waiting for us and it was very easy to find your bus. Guide Vicki was brilliant. After the tour we had 1 hour to have the food and then 4.5 hours are on train again. But to see 6 beautiful monasteries and to visit 3 of them is a great experience.

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August 11, 2022

One of our favourite day trips, worth the long train ride! The train was very comfortable both ways - make sure to pack snacks and water as it is a long journey. Booking with this tour made the day easy and overall it was very enjoyable. Also, we were able to find a vegan pita place at the end of the town street past the shell station for anyone worried about what they can find to eat. We had lots of time to get our food and head back to the train for the return trip.

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August 9, 2022

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