Meteora Day Trip By Train From Athens

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Key Details

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  • Duration: 14 Hrs
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    07:00 AM
  • Departure Details :
    Theodore Diligiannis 31-33, Athina 104 38, 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

Immerse yourself in some of Greeces 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

Know More about this tour

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

Round-trip shared transfers in Kalambaka

Round-trip rail tickets based on your choice

Expert English speaking escort

Transport by air-conditioned vehicle with WiFi

Panoramic views of the six active monasteries

Visit three Monasteries and the hermit caves of Badovas

Free Map and bottle of water

Local taxes

Exclusions

Hotel pick-up and drop-off service in Athens

Food and drinks

Entrance fees of the Monasteries

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

Not wheelchair accessible

Infants must sit on laps

Most travelers can participate

Amendments are serviced based on the availability

This experience requires good weather. If its canceled due to poor weather, youll be offered a different date or a full refund

This tour/activity will have a maximum of 45 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

Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas

Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized

Regular temperature checks for staff

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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  • 29-Oct-2022

    The train ride was the most difficult part of the tour. 8-9 hours round trip is a long time. But the monastery tour itself was good. A lot of opportunities to get a good photo of the landscape. Our tour guide was very humorous and knowledgeable.

  • 29-Oct-2022

    Amazing time seeing the mountain top Monestery. Just beautiful and in awe. Wish we knew ahead of time the fees to go in the Monestery are not included. Train ride is long but it’s worth going.

  • 27-Oct-2022

    It was an amazing tour. Incredible views. Our tour guide was very funny, kind and knowledgeable. This is a must do.

  • 24-Oct-2022

    Don’t forget a skirt, for the women. Bring snacks for the train ride. They have charging stations at the seats on the train. There is so much to see and it’s streamlined perfectly. The tour guides are amazing. Enough walking so as not to be stagnate. It was an enjoyable day trip! Highly recommended!! Viator is an easy platform for cancellations and rescheduling!

  • 23-Oct-2022

    Horrible the company is incompetent doble buck tiketes and never refund my money back they abuse my friends in the train and a 80 year women my friends mum I will never recommend this company

  • 21-Oct-2022

    My wife and I booked this 14-hour+ adventure a few days beforehand, The company was well-organized and sent us an email with everything we needed in a timely manner. Although the scenery during the morning, 4-hour train ride was not as "beautiful" as expected, meeting our wonderful guide, Maria, right after disembarking was the beginning of an unforgettable tour. Maria was genuinely energetic and engaging. She was the perfect blend of professional and personable. We not only learned a lot about the history of this amazing site from Maria, she made it fun too. We visited three monasteries and had many photo stops. We have visited many sites throughout the world and the geography, architecture and, above all, the history Meteora really stands out. Our only suggestion would be fewer photo stops and more time in the monasteries.

  • 21-Oct-2022

    Despite a little bit of stress the evening before waiting for the train tickets to be successfully emailed, the rest of the tour was really well organised.....and Meteora itself is truly spectacular. We had a lovely guide, Maria, who was very friendly and knowledgeable and adept at keeping everyone together and on time. My in-laws are from Brazil and speak only limited English, but they really appreciated her coming over occasionally to check they were okay and to share some of the information. The geography and the monasteries are well worth the long journeys to and from Athens to see.

  • 19-Oct-2022

    Amazing in every way. The guide and the bus driver were perfection. Meteora is a hidden gem. I wish we would have taken 2 days. Trying to pack in a tour from Athen's with the long train ride made for an extremely long day, but worth it.

  • 16-Oct-2022

    Seeing this amazing area is just incredible. You could see all the monasteries and went inside 3 of them.

  • 16-Oct-2022

    Meteora is fabulous, this tour logistics were not. I received a confirmation email that said I would receive an email just before the trip with the train tickets attached. I did receive an email with tickets that also had a bar code so I thought I was ready to go. When we arrived at the train, they said what I had was not a valid ticket. I talked to others waiting for the sim and they showed me their ticket with a scan code not a bar code. While standing on the train platform, I called Trip Advisor who sent me new tickets. I was not the only person downloading, there were others that did not even receive an email. Also, the ad for this trip said “small group” of maximum of 14 people, we were on a coach with 40 others.

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