Meteora Full-Day Trip from Athens by Train

Meteora Full-Day Trip from Athens by Train

From $112.74 per person

Discover the spectacular clifftop Meteora monasteries on a day trip by train from Athens. Enjoy views of the Greek countryside, visit 2 monasteries, and explore the hermit caves of Badovas. Stop at the small town of Kalambaka before returning to Athens.

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Duration 14 hours
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Live tour guide
English
Private or small groups available

Experience

Highlights
  • Travel from Athens to the UNESCO-listed Meteora monasteries
  • Visit 2 amazing clifftop monasteries and the hermit caves of Badovas
  • Customize your itinerary to meet your interests
  • Admire the breathtaking views from the 'Panorama Rock'
Full description
Take a day out of your sightseeing in Athens to visit the awe-inspiring Meteora monasteries on this 14-hour excursion. Catch the train for Kalambaka at 7:20 AM from the Athens railway station and admire the beauty of the countryside along the way. At around 11:30 AM you’ll arrive in Kalambaka, a small town built at the foot of majestic grey rocky cliffs that are crowned by the monasteries of Meteora, which have been listed by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site. When you arrive in Kalambaka, an English-speaking driver will be waiting for you, holding a signboard with your name on it. You’ll be shown to the vehicle that will take you to the monasteries, where you’ll have around 4-hours to visit 2 of them, as well as the hermit caves of Badovas. At the end of the day, you’ll be transferred back to Kalambaka, and you’ll have some time to explore the town and enjoy a light lunch (not included in the tour price). At 5:15 PM the train departs Kalambaka, arriving in Athens at 9:25 PM.
Includes
  • Round-trip train tickets
  • Pickup and drop-off from Kalambaka train station
  • Transportation by luxury air-conditioned bus with WiFi after getting off the train
  • English or Spanish-speaking local guide (depending on the option selected)
  • Panoramic views of the monasteries
  • Free map and bottle of water
  • Hotel pickup and 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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    • To enter the monasteries, appropriate clothing is required. Knees and shoulders must be covered for both men and women.
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    4.4 /5

    based on 118 reviews

    Review summary

    • Guide
      5/5
    • Transportation
      4.5/5
    • Value for money
      4.2/5
    • Safety
      4.5/5
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    So far it was the most spectacular trip to the country side of Greece. 4 Hour Train trip one way is a little agonizing, but its possible to sleep and if you don't mind the people around you or have good ear buds to listen to the music you will be fine. Tour guide with fancy van at the station when we arrived was pretty easy to find and afterwards it took us straight to the small local restaurant to get some food and refreshments. When we all proceeded to the mountains where the monasteries were. The guide was pretty informative about all historical details and kept us busy while we were driving back and forth in between the monasteries. The views are magnificent no doubt. You should wear were comfortable shoes, because you going to claim a lot of stairs up and down. The only fing witch was not clear, we suppose to visit caves, and instead we visited extra monasteries, even dough we asked about it and did not get any answer.

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    July 30, 2021

    I think this is the easiest way to do a day trip from Athens, and it is totally worth it! The description is not super clear on this, but you will arrive around lunch time, take a quick look at hermit caves, and then have the opportunity to grab food before heading to the monasteries. You will also be able to grab food upon returning from the monasteries.

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    June 6, 2021

    I had an absolutely fabulous day on this trip. It was with some trepidation that I booked this trip as the reviews were mixed. However, I can honestly say this was my favourite day in Greece and the long train journey was absolutely worth it. Meteora itself is completely incredible, and was made even better by the very comfortable transport and highly professional, attentive and knowledgeable guide, who has lived in the area his whole life and had lots of interesting knowledge to share. He tailored the trip to suit me as I was the only one on the trip, and was so kind in offering to take photos at the viewpoints and stop off for refreshments etc. I felt that the day was very good value for money and that the train ride was surprisingly comfortable and straightforward. I stayed at a hotel near the station just to make things a little bit easier. The only problem was the company's insistence that tickets were printed rather than just shown on a phone, as I don't this this was necessary.

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    September 13, 2020

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