From Athens: Full-Day Meteora Trip by Train

From Athens: Full-Day Meteora Trip by Train

From $124.57 per person

See all 6 monasteries of the Meteora rock formations on a guided panoramic 5-hour tour by luxury minibus. Go inside 3 monasteries, an experience exclusive to this tour. Choose between an English or Spanish-speaking guide, and enjoy included train tickets.

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 1 day
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Live tour guide
English, Greek, Spanish
Private or small groups available

Experience

Highlights
  • Enjoy a 5-hour panoramic tour in English or Spanish that runs every day
  • See all 6 monasteries of the spectacular Meteora rock formations
  • Learn about the mysterious history from an experienced local guide
  • Get a glimpse at life inside 3 of the monasteries with entry exclusive to this tour
  • Benefit from convenient pickup and drop-off at Kalambaka Train Station
Full description
Redeem your e-ticket for the 7:20 AM departure from Athens and travel to Kalambaka on your own. Sit back and admire the beautiful landscapes along the way. The train ride takes about 4 hours and it is recommended that you bring your own food and drinks. Upon arrival in Kalambaka at approximately 11:30 AM, meet your guide at the train station and start your 5-hour, customized, panoramic Meteora tour. See all 6 monasteries of the stunning rock formation over 5 hours. Look inside 3 of the UNESCO World Heritage monuments for a glimpse behind their imposing walls. Stop to take photos from locations that only the locals know about. Get dropped off at Kalambaka Train Station, to make the 5:15 PM departure for Athens, scheduled to arrive at 9:30 PM.
Includes
  • Round-trip train tickets from Athens to Kalambaka and back
  • Customized 5-hour tour of Meteora
  • Panoramic view of all 6 monasteries
  • English- or Spanish-speaking local guide
  • Pickup and drop-off at Kalambaka Train Station
  • Luxury minibus for small groups of about 20 people during the tour
  • A short stop after pickup from the train for a snack (your cost)
  • Free Wi-Fi on the bus
  • Free panoramic Meteora map
  • All taxes
  • Food or drinks
  • Licenced Guide - Guidance inside the Holy Monasteries
  • Hotel pick-up and drop off in Athens
  • Entrance fees to the monasteries (€3)
  • Gratuities (optional)
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • Customers must keep distance in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • Customers are required to bring and wear masks

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Important information

Know before you go

  • Please note that to go inside the monasteries you must be dressed modestly. Women must wear long skirts and long-sleeved blouses. Men must wear long pants and long-sleeved shirts
  • Your guide will pick you up and drop you off at Kalambaka Train Station even if the train is delayed
  • Your train tickets are e-tickets and will be sent by email after your tour is confirmed
  • Please be at the station 30 minutes before the train departure to find the train, your seat, or the steward of the train company to assist you
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 284 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.6/5
  • Transportation
    4.5/5
  • Value for money
    4.3/5
  • Safety
    4.7/5
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It’s a long trip from Athens. But well worth it if you have an extra day. Everything worked smoothly. The e ticket for the train came by email with good instructions. At the station look for the train number and then the coach number. The guide was waiting for the train when it arrived. A very nice driver and guide in a very clean, new looking vehicle. The trip visited 3 monasteries inside at an extra 3 Euros each, with plenty of stops for photos and views. Take snacks as places to buy them are limited and there’s no real meal opportunity until maybe 45 minutes before catching the train back to Athens.

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September 11, 2020

If you waver whether or not a day trip from Athens to Meteora is worth it - think no further. It is! This is such a unique place and the tour is fantastic. You get to see 3 out of 6 still operating monasteries from inside, get enough time to explore and great explanations along the way. Our guide Evelina took very good care of me and the other guests and I would fully recommend her!

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August 18, 2020

We loved the place and the trip itself. Very interesting and beautiful places. Also learned a lot about the history and facts of that place. The trip by train was fine, comfortable. The pick up at Kalambaka station was very convenient. The guide and the bus driver were both experienced in what they were doing. There were initially some problems with the mic I guess, so we couldnt really hear anything at first. We were given around 1 hour to see each monastety. It was enough, but you had to run around a bit, so wouldnt be good for people, who cannot rush and go up and down the stairs. All in all were pleased with out trip and dont regeret going there.

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July 27, 2020

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