Getting to Meteora
Meteora are situated right on the heartland of mainland Greece. Our unique place offers exceptional connectivity and relative short distances to most of Greece’s major population centers, touristic places and transportation hubs.
It’s the ideal place to be used as a point of origin for daily tours and excursions to ancient Macedonian sites, Olympus mountain, Pelion, Skiathos, Delphi and many other places. All those sites are no more than 2 to 3 hours driving distance from Kalambaka town.
Enjoy your stay in Meteora with the best hotel rates of Greece, taste our exceptional local cuisine and seize the chance to explore mainland Greece like never before.
Kalampaka Train Station
Getting to Meteora from Athens
Athens is the capital of Greece and from it, you have plenty of options to reach Meteora. Thanks to the Metro system getting a train to Meteora is most probably the easiest way to go. No matter where you are, there will be a metro station nearby and once you are in there, getting to the train station is easy as pie. Getting a bus to Meteora is a bit more tricky than getting a train. The bus station is located near Kato Patissia (green line) station. Driving to Meteora from Athens is easy with some exceptions. Just make sure you have a gps on board so there is no way of getting lost!
Getting to Meteora from Thessaloniki
Thessaloniki on the north lies some 230 km away from Kalambaka and Meteora and it takes just 2 ½ hours to travel that distance with busses, trains or with a private car. There are 2 main routes to reach Meteora from Thessaloniki. The first seaside route is via Katerini-Larissa-Trikala (E75 road). The second is through Egnatia road (E90) through Veria-Kozani-Grevena. The E90 route is considered to be easier with a modern highway in most part and an hour shorter in time while the distance remains the same for both available routes.
Getting to Meteora from Igoumenitsa
West of Meteora and at a distance of approximately 150 km is the international port of Igoumenitsa with Ferries coming and going to Italy, Patra and Corfu. From Igoumenitsa there aren’t any train services and visitors can reach Meteora and Kalambaka only by busses through Ioannina, or with a private car. It takes 1 ½ hours by car to travel from Igoumenitsa to Meteora via E90 route. With the bus it will take more up to 4 hours depending the time needed for the next available bus from Ioannina to Kalampaka.
Getting to Meteora from Volos
On the East, Volos and Pelion are just 140km away. Volos is the main port of Thessaly especially to those wishing to travel by ferry to Sporades. Near Volos, Aghialos Airport offers plenty of low budget and charter flights connecting Thessaly prefecture with many European destinations at minimum cost.