Meteora: Full Day Trip by Train from Thessaloniki

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Meteora: Full Day Trip by Train from Thessaloniki

From $109.47 per person

Visit Meteora from Thessaloniki for an amazing experience. Travel by train from Thessaloniki, see all 6 monasteries with a wonderful tour guide.

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Duration 1 day
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Live tour guide
English, Greek, Spanish


  • Admire the architecture of 6 Greek monasteries
  • Venture inside 3 monasteries to see the interiors
  • Take photos at unique photo stops
Full description
You will take the train from Thessaloniki Train Station departing at 8:18 AM towards Kalambaka (you change trains at Paliofarsalos) and admire the beautiful Greek landscapes during your trip. You will be greeted by the team upon arrival at the Kalambaka train station at 11:30 AM and then and then you will begin your customized special panoramic midday Meteora tour. Take an amazing 5-hour Meteora tour, see all 6 monasteries and take a visit inside three of them. Your tour guide will give you full attention and care as the group will be small. There will be plenty of photo opportunity stops at secret places, that only locals know, will make your tour a unique experience. At the end you will be transferred back to Kalambaka Train Station to catch the train back to Thessaloniki. The train departs at 5:15 PM (you change trains at Paliofarsalos) and you will arrive in Thessaloniki at 8:30 PM.
  • Round-trip train tickets
  • Customized 5-hour Meteora tour
  • Panoramic view of all 6 monasteries
  • Local English or Spanish-speaking tour leader
  • Pick-up/drop off from Kalambaka Train Station
  • VIP limo minibus (small groups) during the tour
  • Free Wi-Fi on the bus
  • Panoramic Meteora map
  • All taxes
  • Hotel pickup in Thessaloniki
  • Monastery entrance fees (€3 each)
  • Guide inside the monasteries
  • Gratuities (optional)
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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    Meeting point

    Kalambaka Train Station (the minibus will wait for you outside the station).

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    Know before you go

    •  Visitors inside the monasteries must be dressed modestly. Women must wear long skirts and long-sleeved blouses. Men must wear long pants and long-sleeved shirts.
    •  The supplier is not responsible for any train delays affecting the duration of the tour. They will be waiting for you to the train station and guarantee to bring you back in time to the train station.
    •  Your train tickets are e-tickets and will be send to your email after your tour confirmation.
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    4.4 / 5

    based on 11 reviews

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    With the proper instructions, I was able to get from the Thessaloniki station to the site alone. The guide was very courteous, I grasped each one and confirmed that all were ready before leaving. They will guide you to the photo spots and take you to the sights efficiently, and each will give you enough time to walk around. It was very good.

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    August 25, 2019

    Travelled by rail from Thessaloniki instead of the bus as we got to visit three and see all six monasteries. The guide and driver from Thrones Tours were excellent, fun a d full of great snippets of information. Can be a little bit stressful changing trains as ours was running late but the second train/ changeover will wait for the first train if late. Highly enjoyable but long day. Take plenty of reading material for the train journeys.

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    November 19, 2019


    Meteora excellent train trip not so much.

    Hi there, If you are a non-Greek speaking traveler with only a short time to see Meteora, and you are unfamiliar with Greece, I think taking the bus tour to Meteora would be better (or private car). Finding the right platform to board train at Thessalonika, and the changing of the train enroute were stressful and we were delayed. It was not particularly scenic and is basically just a commuter train. I was a bit disappointed as was wanting a relaxing scenic, train trip, but it was not, and even though Meteora was magical and the tour there was excellent, the train trip was not. Probably with a bus you will get commentary as well and they will take a more direct route, and less delays. Nicola - travelled solo - January 2019

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    January 19, 2019

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