2-Day Meteora Tour By Train From Athens

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Duration: 2 Days
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    07:00 AM
  • Departure Details :
    Athens, Ηνωμένο Βασίλειο, Heathfield Industrial Estate, KA8, Athina 104 44, Greece
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    This activity is non-refundable Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

Overview

Trains are the most spacious and comfortable mode of travel in Greece. Join our two days rail tour to Meteora and discover the history of the Byzantine Monasteries, listed as UNESCO World Heritage monuments.

Highlights

  • Excellent value for money
  • Flexibility to customize your itinerary to your own preferences
  • Round-trip train fares

Know More about this tour

Catch the train to Kalambaka of 8:20 am from the Athens Railway Station and enjoy a trip that will give you the chance to admire the beauty of the countryside. Arriving in Kalambaka around 1:30pm, our English speaking driver will be waiting you holding a signboard with your name on it and will transfer you to your Hotel.

You will have the whole afternoon at to discover this picturesque small town built at the foot of the majestic grey rocks, and crowded by the Meteora Monasteries. Why not visit the Natural History Museum of Meteora & Mushroom Museum. Meet the mushrooms and their rich variety of shapes and colors. Browse the collection and find information about the species that thrive in Greece. Dinner is included at the restaurant of the Hotel.

Next morning, our guide will meet you in the Hotel lobby to visit two main monasteries of Meteora and discover the natural beauty and the cultural heritage of this area. This morning tour will take you back in the dark ages and the story of the first hermits and monks who laid the foundations of what later on became the monastic community of Meteora. Learn which monastery was the first to be established and the true motivations behind the monks decision to try to climb the steep rocks of Meteora and to build there the monasteries.

After this morning tour, our driver will transfer you back to Kalambaka, where you will have the time for lunch (not included). At 5:22pm the train departs from Kalambaka, and arrives at 10:15pm back to Athens.

Inclusions

1x Breakfast

1x Dinner

Accommodation included: 1 night

Hotel accomodation (A class / T class)

Local expert guide for the morning tour in Meteora

Hotel pick up/drop off for the morning tour in Meteora

Round-trip shared transfers in Kalambaka

Roundtrip rail tickets

Exclusions

Entrance fees of the Monasteries

Lunch & Drinks

Gratuities (optional)

Hotel pick-up and drop-off in Athens

Hotel accommodation tax

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

To enter the monasteries, appropriate clothing is required Ladies should not wear short skirts and must have long sleeves. Men are not allowed to wear shorts

Please note that from 1/1/2018, a new hotel accommodation tax has been applied and should be paid directly in hotels as following: 5* hotels - 4 Euro per room/per night, 4* hotels - 3 Euro per room/per night, 3* hotels - 1.5 Euro per room/per night.

You will receive an e-mail with the train e-tickets a few days before the activity

Not wheelchair accessible

Infants must sit on laps

Most travelers can participate

This tour/activity will have a maximum of 18 travelers

Face masks required for travelers in public areas

Face masks required for guides in public areas

Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff

Social distancing enforced throughout experience

Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized

The tour in Meteora will be a small group one and social distance will be kept during the journey by train to ensure a safe travel experience for you.

Traveler Reviews

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  • 07-Nov-2022

    Fabulous tour guides--Jim and Sakis were friendly, fun, informative and punctual (even though Jim told us Greeks are always late :). Meteora is truly an awe inspiring place that pictures cannot do justice to.

  • 05-Nov-2022

    Toll organisierte Reise. Hotel war super. Den Ort Meteora kann ich sehr empfehlen und die Klöster sowieso

  • 10-Oct-2022

    Meteora is an amazing place. You should go there. Just, don't go there with this package. You arrive just after noon. The plan is to drop you off at the hotel and do nothing for the rest of the day. But, they'll sell you a sunset tour for the afternoon. The next day, you start at ~9:00 and you're done by 1:00. The train back doesn't leave until 6:20 PM. So, just get a package that has the sunset tour on the first day. Oh, and there are hidden fees. It says the hotel is completely paid for - it isn't. You have to pay additional taxes.

  • 18-Sep-2022

    The trip was well organized. The views were amazing. Meteora is a MUST see destination. The only reason I am giving this 4 stars instead of 5 is because a private bus might be more comfortable than a train.

  • 02-Aug-2022

    While the prior communication was not very good, the tour itself was great. Highly recommend doing this trip.

  • 29-Jul-2022

    The tour and pick up was awesome, the guide was Nice and the view is amazing! But the hotel was too disappointing, air-condition wasn’t working right, bathroom super tiny and no wifi in the room.

  • 27-Jan-2020

    Fantastic tour guides, informative and fun. Would recommend to anyone. Highlight of our Greece trip!

  • 26-Jan-2020

    Fantastic tour guides, informative and fun. Would recommend to anyone. Highlight of our Greece trip!

  • 22-Nov-2019

    If you want to take your time and do things at your own pace this is the best option, traditional lamb and local cuisine is something to explore with enough time

  • 23-Oct-2019

    Muy interesante. Pero falta de cordinacion con los comprobantes (boletos de tren), q JAMAS LLEGARON. El resto, el hotel, la guia EVA, y conductor de la minivan FANTASTICOS. viaje MARAVILLOSO.

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