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From Athens: Meteora Day Trip by Train with Hotel Pickup

Activity provider: Key Tours

From Athens: Meteora Day Trip by Train with Hotel Pickup

Activity provider: Key Tours

From US$ 102.63 per person

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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  • 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
  • Guide
  • Panoramic views of the monasteries
  • Free map
  • Bottle of water
  • Hotel drop-off
  • Monastery entrance fees (€3 per person)
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities (optional)
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users
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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  • To enter the monasteries, appropriate clothing is required. Knees and shoulders must be covered for both men and women
Customer reviews

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4.6 /5

based on 301 reviews

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Very nice experience, a bit speedy but I imagine that organized tours are always like that. The service provider responds very quickly to emails. I was on the station platform worried that my daughter and I didn't have a seat next to each other (52 and 58), I sent an email to understand and I got my answer even before the train does not arrive. Answer, it's normal, seat numbers are a bit strange in Greek trains

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October 27, 2022

The train ride to Meteora was long but we’ll worth it. What an amazing place! Once we got there, we were bussed up to the caves and monasteries. The views are fantastic. Our guide was wonderful. She shared a rich history of 5hr monks and the monasteries. It is well worth the time and money.

October 26, 2022

Meteora and the monasteries are amazing but the conduct of the tour is heavily dependent on the train from Athens. If the train is late, the tour will feel extremely rushed because the return train time is punctual. So maybe a 2 day tour would be better where you can see the monasteries in the morning. Also in this time of year the sun is right in your eyes when viewing the monasteries because we arrive around 1300. Also, perhaps deconflicting the coaches where each coach goes to a different monastery first would spread the crowd out better.

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October 23, 2022

Product ID: 64447