Meteora - Day Trip By Train From Athens

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Overview

Immerse yourself in some of Greece’s most spectacular scenery on a day trip to Meteora by train, the most fascinating way you could never imagine.

Highlights

  • Round-trip train fares
  • Enjoy a day away from the hustle and bustle of the city
  • Excellent value for money
  • Flexibility to customize your itinerary to your own preferences

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Catch the train of 8:20 am to Kalambaka in the morning from the Athens Railway Station and enjoy a trip that will give you the chance to admire the beauty of the countryside. Arrive around 1:30 pm in Kalambaka, a small town built at the foot of the majestic grey rocks, and crowded by the Meteora Monasteries.

Arriving in Kalambaka, our English speaking driver will be waiting you holding a signboard with your name on it and will transfer you to the Meteora Monasteries. For three hours you will have the time to explore at least two or three Monasteries. Meteora is included on the UNESCO world heritage monument list. The monasteries are perched on top of towers of sandstone, which for centuries provided totally inaccessible retreats for the monks.

Themost visited Monastery is the Holy Monastery of Great Meteoron, which is the largest of themonasterieslocated at Metora. It was erected in the mid-14th century and was the subject ofrestorationand embellishment projects in 1483 and 1552. The building serves as the mainmuseumfortourists. TheKatholikon(main church),consecratedin honour of the Transfiguration of Jesuswas erected in the middle of 14th century and 1387/88 and decorated in 1483 and 1552.

At the end of the day, our driver will transfer you back to Kalambaka, where you will have the time to scroll around and have a light lunch (not included). At 17:22 p.m. the train departs from Kalambaka, and arrives at 22:15 back to Athens.

Inclusions for Meteora - Day Trip By Train From Athens

  • Rail tickets
  • Round-trip transfers in Kalambaka
  • Local taxes

Exclusions for Meteora - Day Trip By Train From Athens

  • Entrance fees of the Monasteries
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Infants (ages 3 and under) are free

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

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

Cancellation Policy
  • If you cancel within 3 calendar days (72 hours) of the scheduled departure time, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel between 4 to 7 Calendar days before scheduled tour departure,the cancellation charge will be 50% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel at least 8 calendar days in advance of the scheduled departure time, there is no cancellation fee. You will receive Full Refund for the paid amount.
  • Please note that in case of No show, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the listed tour fare.
  • Please note tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.
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  • What an amazing trip! Meteora does not disappoint, from the phenomenal vistas to the monasteries themselves. When you think of byzantine Greek Orthodox church murals...this is exactly what you see. It's breathtaking! Also, we had a great guide...Vasilly. He was knowledgeable, very nice and got us back to our return train with food and plenty of time to spare. We really liked him!!

  • This tour was one of the highlights of our Greek holiday. Our driver Vasilis was amazing, his knowledge of the area and the fact that he grew up here added so much to our tour. Vasilis knew the best photo locations and ensured that we got the best out of the tour.

  • This is a trip worth doing, a long day, but you see so much of the country from the train. Our guide was excellent, it was like our own private car, even taking us for a meal for our return journey. Meteora was amazing, we still tell people about it. Thank you Viator, everything went perfectly.

  • Loved this tour. Yes it is a long journey on the train and back but well worth the effort. George our tour guide was excellent and very informative. Would definitely recommend.

  • Long train ride, but soooooo worth it. These monasteries are a tribute to determination and deep faith.

  • The excursion was well run and organized. A very pleasurable experience with a nice bus.

  • This was the my favorite trip. The train was right on time and our driver was waiting for us on the other end. He was a very nice fellow who gave us little tidbits of information regarding the monasteries. Meteora is a sight to behold, truly amazing. We picked up a sandwich in town to enjoy on our train ride home. It was a long day but well worth it.

  • Overall ok tour.

  • Summation: The monasteries, nunnery, cliffs and fall foliage was amazing!!! My personal tour guide Vasilis was equally amazing!!! The train ride I was seated in 1st class was excruciating!!
    Details: The monasteries and nunnery are literally on the edge of very high cliffs, an engineering miracle. The historical artifacts and paintings are fascinating and the priests and nuns are happy to engage in conversation. As promised by Viator, my personal guide was waiting for me when my train arrived. Vasilis was gracious, informative and professional. The train was close to as stated in the tour announcement, meaning the route and scenery matched. I was seated in 1st class and was wishing I was off the train. The engineer drove soooo slooowww 1st class cabin contains six seats 3 on each side facing each other, therefore stretching your legs is not possible unless no one is assigned the seat in front of you the seats do recline, but again, if someone is seated in front of you, there is no room to recline the 1st class cabin does have a glass door and a light dimmer works only if everyone wants dimmer lighting, but other than that ... the cabin is not impressive. There is a dinning car for cash only snack purchases and table and chairs for eating no lien, the dining car is for the entire train ... tour and commuters. If the train is your choice, bring work to do to keep your mind busy for at least 11 hours!!

  • The guide was very engaging thruout the tour! And Meteora was magical! The 10 hour train journey just to visit this place for a day is totally worth it. To witness the creation from God landscapes and formation and determination from men to build the monasteries without modern machinery is breathtaking!

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