From Athens: Two-Day Rail Tour to Meteora

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From Athens: Two-Day Rail Tour to Meteora

From $217.43 per person

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.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
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Mobile ticketing
Use your phone or print your voucher
Duration 2 days
Starting time 7:20 AM
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English
Small group
Limited to 18 participants

Experience

Highlights
  • Admire the world-famous monasteries of Meteora
  • Enjoy a unique rail trip through beautiful countryside
  • Discover the natural beauty and cultural heritage of the region
Full description
Your tour begins on the 7:20 AM train from Athens to Kalambaka. Enjoy views of the beautiful Greek countryside from the window, until you arrive in Kalambaka around 11:30 PM. 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 three 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 5:15 PM train back to Athens, arriving at 9:25 PM.
Includes
  • 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
  • Entrance fees to monasteries
  • Lunch
  • Drinks
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Hotel pick-up and drop off in Athens
  • Hotel tax
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions
Traveler requirements
  • Customers are required to bring and wear masks

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Meeting point

The meeting point for this tour is the Athens Railway Station, Theodore Diligiannis 50, Athina 104 39, Greece.

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  • Please note that as of January 1 2018, a hotel accommodation tax will be applied. The tax will be paid directly to the hotel and the cost is as follows: 5 star hotels - €4 per room/per night, 4 star hotels - €3 per room/per night, 3 star hotels - €1.50 per room/per night
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.4 / 5

based on 8 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    5.0/5
  • Transportation
    5.0/5
  • Value for money
    3.7/5
  • Safety
    4.4/5
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Extraordinary experience, perfect and punctual staff. Excellent hotel

September 23, 2019

It was good!

There is not much to do in town after arrival so we had to take a Sunset tour which was great. Lots of good information and time to visit the monasteries.

August 29, 2019

It was not at all what we expected for the price.

Apart from the guided tour of the 3 monasteries which was relatively good, we do not understand why it is so expensive for barely 4 hours of explanation and one night at a 3 star hotel with very poor service and food. No guide from get your guide explained to us what there was to see in the city, I do not recommend the activity at all, it's theft.

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July 1, 2019

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