Day trip

From Athens: Meteora Day Trip by Train with Hotel Pickup

Activity provider: Key Tours
Day trip

From Athens: Meteora Day Trip by Train with Hotel Pickup

Activity provider: Key Tours
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From US$ 132.46 per person

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Enjoy views of the Greek countryside, visit 3 monasteries, and explore the hermit caves of Badovas. Stop at the small town of Kalambaka.

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Duration 14 hours
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Live tour guide
Pickup included
Be picked up from centrally located addresses in Athens.
Small group available


  • Travel from Athens to the UNESCO-listed Meteora monasteries
  • Visit 3 amazing clifftop monasteries and the hermit caves of Badovas
  • Admire the breathtaking views from the 'Panorama Rock'
  • Explore the charming town of Kalambaka
  • Benefit from complimentary pick-up to the Athens Train Station
Full description

Explore the UNESCO-listed Meteora monasteries on a full-day guided trip from Athens. Take the train to Kalambaka and ascend to the clifftop to admire the monasteries and hermit caves of Badovas.

Enjoy your morning wake-up, avoiding any stress regarding your transfer to the rail station with our free-of-charge pick-up service. Arrive at the Athens railway station and catch the train for Kalambaka. Admire the beauty of the countryside along the way before arriving in Kalambaka, a small town built at the foot of rocky grey cliffs crowned by the monasteries of Meteora, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Spot your driver upon arrival in Kalambaka, holding a signboard with your name on it. Be shown to the vehicle that’ll take you to the monasteries, where you'll have time to visit 3 of them, as well as the hermit caves of Badovas.

At the end of the day, be transferred back to Kalambaka. Enjoy some time to explore the town and enjoy a light lunch (not included in the tour price). Afterward, the train departs Kalambaka, arriving in Athens in the evening.

  • Round-trip train tickets
  • Pickup service from centrally located Athens spots
  • Transportation by luxury air-conditioned bus with WiFi
  • Licensed guide
  • Panoramic views of the monasteries
  • Free map
  • Bottle of water
  • Hotel drop-off
  • Monastery entrance fees (€3 per person)
  • Food and drinks
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Camera
  • Comfortable clothes

Know before you go

  • To enter the monasteries, appropriate clothing is required. Knees and shoulders must be covered for both men and women
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.6 /5

based on 325 reviews

Review summary

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This was a fantastic experience! You must be guided around the Meteora to fully understand and appreciate it's history. The guide was excellent and created memorable memories about Meteora and the Monks. The driver was very good and particularly patient especially when we had many stops for photo opportunities - he even took photos for you which is great for independent travellers! I completed this excursion in one day by train. I would recommend for you to take a taxi to Athens station than wait early for the complimentary hotel pick up. We only visited two monasteries (one a nunnery) itinerary did suggest three. The train journey was 4 hours there and it took 5 hours and 30 minutes on the return (due to an issue on the tracks). First class was not anything special but it was comfortable. I wish had stayed two nights in Kalabaka which is a lovely local village with the Meteora towering over the village. Absolutely stunning. Amazing day highly recommend even with the train journey!

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February 27, 2023

In the morning on time we were accompanied to the station to take the train to Meteora. After 4 hours we arrived and were greeted by Katerina, a very kind and scrupulous young guide in the stories. The bus driver was also very helpful. I would say everything perfect, excellent tour, well organized!

January 1, 2023

The hotel pickup and train ride were smooth. The announcement at train station was clear which helped bc the track change at last minute. The train ride was long but comfy. Four hours (except returning it took 5 hours though no fault on your operator.) The scenery is breath taking.

December 5, 2022

Product ID: 64447