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From Athens: Full-Day Meteora Trip by Train

From Athens: Full-Day Meteora Trip by Train

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From $91.56 $82.41 per person

See all 6 monasteries of the Meteora rock formations on a guided panoramic 5-hour tour by luxury minibus. Go inside 3 monasteries, an experience exclusive to this tour. Choose between an English or Spanish-speaking guide, and enjoy included train tickets.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 1 day
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Live tour guide
English, Greek, Spanish
Private or small groups available

Experience

Highlights
  • Enjoy a 5-hour panoramic tour in English or Spanish that runs every day
  • See all 6 monasteries of the spectacular Meteora rock formations
  • Learn about the mysterious history from an experienced local guide
  • 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
Redeem your e-ticket for the 7:20 AM departure from Athens and travel to Kalambaka on your own. 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 at approximately 11:30 AM, meet your guide at the train station and start your 5-hour, customized, panoramic 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 to take photos from locations that only the locals know about. Get dropped off at Kalambaka Train Station, to make the 5:15 PM departure for Athens, scheduled to arrive at 9:30 PM.
Includes
  • Round-trip train tickets from Athens to Kalambaka and back
  • Customized 5-hour tour of Meteora
  • Panoramic view of all 6 monasteries
  • English- or Spanish-speaking local guide
  • Pickup and drop-off at Kalambaka Train Station
  • Luxury minibus for small groups of about 20 people during the tour
  • A short stop after pickup from the train for a snack (your cost)
  • Free Wi-Fi on the bus
  • Free panoramic Meteora map
  • All taxes
  • Food or drinks
  • Licenced Guide - Guidance inside the Holy Monasteries
  • Hotel pick-up and drop off in Athens
  • Entrance fees to the monasteries (€3)
  • Gratuities (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

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  • 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

4.6 /5

based on 349 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.7/5
  • Transportation
    4.6/5
  • Value for money
    4.4/5
  • Safety
    4.7/5

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Whilst feeling very industrial and touristy, it was an informative trip. We visited three of the four open monasteries that day and it was well worth a visit! Our guide was well informed and friendly and the air conditioned bus was welcome. Our group was about 20 strong and we were given time allowances for each monastery and a few photo opportunities at the end. It was worthwhile: it saved us the hassle and stress of booking our own tickets to Meteora. Also, visiting monasteries without a car is near impossible, so it was necessary for us, without a hire car! We felt we could have packed more in and visited a few more monasteries, and the tour guide’s English was not the most fluent. However, he was intelligible and humorous.

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September 22, 2021

incredible experience ¡¡one of the best natural spectacles we have seen¡¡¡ the landscapes visited and the photos obtained are undoubtedly worth the price paid for this tour and the hours invested in a very long train trip. fully recommended for lovers of nature and majestic landscapes; be prepared for the long journey on a 2 to 3 star train (but very clean); Harry's very friendly guide with excellent Spanish (despite not being a native) who made the tour even more interesting.

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August 22, 2021

I highly reccomend this trip. Chris was an amazing guide, told ud everything we should know about history, art and life in Meteora monasterier, even gave up some tips for Athens. This day trip is very long and at the end of the day, you will be exhausted, but it’s totally worth it.

August 22, 2021

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