Take this two-day rail tour to Meteora and discover the fascinating history of the region's Byzantine monasteries, listed as UNESCO World Heritage sites.
What to Expect
Your tour begins on the 08:27 train from Athens to Kalambaka. Enjoy views of the beautiful Greek countryside from the window, until you arrive in Kalambaka around 13:30. Your English-speaking driver will be waiting for you with a sign, and you will be transferred to your hotel.
Spend the afternoon exploring this picturesque small town. Some options include the Natural History Museum of Meteora. Next morning, your guide will meet you in the lobby to visit the two main monasteries of the region, where you will discover the natural beauty and cultural heritage of the area.
Learn the stories of the first hermits and monks here, who back in the medieval era laid the foundations of what would become a thriving monastic community. After the morning tour, you will be transferred back to Kalambaka. You will have time to grab some lunch before the 17:22 train back to Athens, arriving at 22:15.
- Overnight accommodation in 3 or 4-star hotel (based on your choice)
- Breakfast and dinner in the hotel
- Local guide for the morning tour in Meteora
- Hotel pick-up and drop off for the morning tour in Meteora
- Round-trip rail tickets
What's Not Included
- Entrance fees to monasteries
- Gratuities (optional)
- Hotel pick-up and drop off in Athens
The meeting point for this tour is the Athens railway station, 46 Deligianni street.