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.

The most visited Monastery is the Holy Monastery of Great Meteoron, which is the largest of the monasteries located at Metéora. It was erected in the mid-14th century and was the subject of restoration and embellishment projects in 1483 and 1552. The building serves as the main museum for tourists. The Katholikon (main church), consecrated in honour of the Transfiguration of Jesus was 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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52 reviews by the users

  • 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!

  • Fantastic! Personal tour guide...exceeded our expectations!

  • aviator needs to give more information on how to take the train because it is to confusing. the voucher is the ticket, since the staff of the station has no idea how it works. for for a bit we lose the trip.but the pace is fascinating.

  • Meteora so so worth it. You have to see it to believe it.
    Tour guide should give more info.
    The Mama mia girls from Curaçao

  • The 10 hour train trip back and forth is hardly a deterrent to this massive, magnificent and glorious place that is Meteora. It is MUST-do if you have a day to spare. We regret not living a night and catching the sunrise. Th monasteries are charming packed with history. Nature is at its best.
    Our guide and driver were so courteous and punctual, the trip was complete because of which!! The guide's commentary helped a great deal. All in all, a great trip! a highlight of of our vacation!

  • The Meteora tour was great and it is a must see. We took a day trip although tiring and a long train ride it worth the trip. Seeing two monasteries is sufficient and I will not recommend two days trip if you do not have free time to waste. The train was comfortable and the pickup at Kalabaka and the car and the tour guide guy were all great. We had 15 minutes to pick up something for lunch at Kalabaka. Some tourists had already a lunch picked up for them, which the tour guide person mentioned it was an option on the tour, nevertheless, I never had that option from Viator. The negative side was that after we were done we all were dropped off the train station and we were told that there is food available in train station's neighborhood, which it was not true. There was still sufficient time before the train departure and the tour guide could have stopped on the city for us to pickup a sandwich for a 6 hours ride back. The cost of Viator tour is high, the tour from Kalabaka is 40 Euro per person and the train ticket run trip costs about 40 Euro, totaling 80 Euro. The Viator cost was 115 Euro per person. Since Viator does not offer anything special for extra 35 Euro not even a bottle of water, I would recommend buying the train ticket and tour from the city separately. The other tour offers a free Gyro sandwich with the tour.

  • So worth the long train ride. I lost count how many times I said Wow and Amazing every time I stepped out of the taxi to task a picture. It is beyond breath taking and the picture does not do it justice. This is definatily something you need to see first hand. Although I train ride is long, do some prep work and get a nice snack or lunch with you. They train didn't offer a big selection in terms of food. But once you arrive out taxi driver was so nice and accommodating. Its pretty much a private tour situation where he would tell use about the history, stop off anywhere that seem like a good photo opt. He took us to one of the smaller monetary and told us to take as long as we want. It was great that we didn't feel rush. We had around 3 hrs with him and as long as we made it back to the train by departure time everything was very relax and chill. He offered us water the entire time and took pictures for us throughout.

    If you 1 or 2 extra day in Athens then you should definitiy check out Meteora. You will not regret it.

    our taxi drive/tour guide was very helpful and nice with lots of great info.
    His name is ilias

  • This tour was amazing!

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