2 Days Rail Tour from Athens to Meteora and Delphi

This tour gives individual travelers the chance to visit 2 of the most important sites of mainland Greece, Meteora and Delphi, hassle-free!

Tour Details

This 2 Days Tour from Athens to Meteora and Delphi gives individual travellers the chance to visit 2 of the most important sites of mainland Greece, Meteora, and Delphi, hassle-free! Use public transportation, a combination of train, bus and taxi to reach those 2 Greek mainland destinations from Athens and back in the most efficient way, without resorting on endless searches on train or bus schedules. Seize the chance and join this tour to enjoy spectacular views of unique landscapes, join the Sunset tour, visit monuments of great historical importance and save money and time. The train tickets are all issued on 2nd class seats as standard. If you wish to upgrade them to 1st class seats you may choose to add to your basket the 1st class seats upgrade add-on that will pop-up on your screen before you complete the booking! For more details on this tour, check the above section and read about the tour itinerary, see photos and videos or read the FAQ!

If you wish to modify this tour according to your own needs, like adding an extra overnight, feel free to contact us!

Why book with us

  • Daily tour departures any day you want, 365 days a year whether you are travelling on your own or in a small group.
  • Traveling by train is incredibly scenic.
  • Save time and effort. Organizing your own holiday can be a stressful task. Let us do the work for you!
  • Trains are more energy-efficient per passenger mile than planes or cars, making them one of the most eco-friendly transportation.
  • You will go to secret local spots that the vast majority of other travelers will never experience.
  • You will learn about the culture and history of the place on a deeper level and from a local’s perspective.

Inclusions

  • 1 night stay at a 3-star hotel at Meteora
  • Train tickets from Athens to Meteora
  • Train tickets from Meteora to Livadia
  • Taxi transfer from Livadia to Delphi
  • Bus tickets from Delphi to Athens
  • Join the Meteora Sunset Tour
  • Pick-up and drop off from Kalampaka train station to your hotel
  • English speaking tour leader on the tours
  • Free Map and Bottle of water provided on the tours
  • Free wifi on board the tour bus
  • Spanish, French, Italian, Russian and Romanian guides on request
  • Taxes & service fees
  • Optional: Audio guide in Delphi

Exclusions

  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Lunch and Dinner
  • Entrance fees to the monasteries and the archeological site of Delphi
  • Guide in Delphi archeological site

Tour Itinerary

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Day 1,Athens to Meteora and Sunset Tour

Catch the morning train to Kalambaka at 08:20 am from Athens 'Larissa' Railway Station. Upon your arrival in Kalambaka, at around 13:30 pm, our English speaking driver will be waiting for you at the train station holding a signboard with your name on it to transfer you to your hotel. Late afternoon the VIP minibus will pick you up from the hotel to join our 'Meteora Sunset Tour'. Admire breathtaking views of Meteora and discover the hidden gems of this place in one of the best tours of Mainland Greece.
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Day 2,Meteora to Delphi and Athens

Early in the morning, a taxi will pick up from the hotel to take you to the train station. At 05:32 am the train departs and arrives at Livadia station at around 09:00 am. There, an English speaking taxi driver holding a signboard with your name will wait to transfer you to Delphi. Delphi is roughly an hour drive away from Livadia, so you will arrive at the archeological site at around 10:00 where you can spend many hours exploring the ancient oracle, the museum, and the small town. At 16:00 you’ll take the bus back to Athens. It takes around 2 hours to reach the capital of Greece from Delphi.

Additional Information

  • Bookings must be made at least 2 days prior to the trip.
  • In case you book the first class add-on and one (or both) of the trains don't have any first class seats, we will book you on economy class class on that and refund you the add on.
  • Confirmation for this product will be received after booking, subject to availability.
  • Any participants under the age of 12 must have a parent or guardian present to sign on their behalf
  • Wear closed toed shoes
  • There are many beautiful sights. You are encouraged to bring a camera along
  • Weather will not affect the operation of the tours. However if canceled due to unfavorable weather conditions, you will be given the option of an alternative date or full refund
  • The monasteries have a strict dress code men must wear trousers and long sleeves, women must wear a long skirt. If you do turn up in shorts trousers and shirts will be provided.
Children policy: Children 0-4 years old participate free of charge.Starting Location: Athens Train StationVoucher info: You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity

Cancellation Policy

  • Cancellations received within 30 days of departure will incur a penalty which will be the price of train tickets.
  • Cancellations received within 5 days of departure will incur a penalty of 50% per person.
  • Cancellations received within 24 hours of departure will incur a penalty of 100% per person.
  • Unused features are non-refundable. No shows forfeit entire payment.

Videos

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Meteora, a breathtaking place

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Experience Meteora

FAQ

Will I meet anyone at the train station in Athens or Thessaloniki?

No. On our train tours, you will board the train from Athens or Thessaloniki on your own, using the tickets we will send you via email. Our guide will meet you at Kalabaka train station after your train arrives at Meteora. He will be holding a signboard with your name written on it in the parking lot of Kalabaka train station.

Which hotel will I stay at?

We use only the best 3 and 4 star hotels in the area for your accommodation. All hotel we cooperate with have beautiful rooms and offer exceptional service.

Is breakfast included?

Yes, all hotel overnights include breakfast.

Will there be a guide in Delphi?

No, you will have free time to explore the site and museum of Delphi on your own. If you absolutely want a guide, contact us and we will arrange one for you.

When and how will I receive my train tickets?

We will send you the train tickets via email approximately one month before your trip date.

Why should I print the train tickets?

There is an off-chance that a train inspector might give you a hard time if you present them with an electronic version of your tickets. This is why we recommend you to print them.

What time should I be at the station?

Please be at the station at least 30 minutes before the departure in order to have plenty of time to find your coach and seats. The stewards there will assist you.

Is there food provided inside the train?

Yes, there is a cafeteria-coach inside every train, where you can buy snacks and refreshments.

Is it worth it booking a first class seat?

Yes, first class seats are more comfortable and quieter. They are almost always arranged in a 6-seat-rooms, offering a higher amount of privacy and the first class coach is located next to the cafeteria, offering fast access there.

Our Latest Reviews

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Nice Tour

We booked a Meteora day tour from Athens train station. The detail of the tour is very clear. The guide and driver are so nice and everything is well organized.

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The way to see this amazing site!

VisitMeteora turned out to be exactly as described: "travel professionals and local destination experts who have combined their talents, knowledge, resources and travel passion to become the pioneers of Destination Management Company in Meteora." The hike was very enjoyable and the guide was knowledgeable, polite...

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3 Day Meteora/Delphi Excursion

We had a terrific trip from Athens to Meteora, stayed at a local guest house in Kalambaka, toured 4 of the 6 active monasteries with a knowledgeable tour guide, and then took two trains to Delphi, a fantastic historical site. We then returned to Athens...

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A great overview of the area, history and geology

We started our 3 days in Meteora with the sunset tour. Our guide was very professional and gave a fantastic overview of the area. The information about Byzantine churches and the Orthodox Christians was especially helpful. I would recommend this tour.

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Great trip.....LONG day!

The trip around Meteora is wonderful. Our tour guide (Maria) was extremely knowledgeable and the monasteries are amazing. The only down side is the 5 hour (each way) train trip from Athens. Not that there is anything wrong with the trip, it is just REALLY...

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Best Part of My Trip

We did both the half day hike and the scramble while in Kalambaka. These made Meteora/Kalambaka the best part of our Greece vacation!

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Best part of our Greece Trip

My family (all adults) and I did both the scramble and the half day hike. The excellent tour guides made Meteora/Kalambaka the best part our Greece vacation. .

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Great tour and well organised

We did the 3 day Meteora train trip with sunset tour and half day hike. We were greeted at the station on arrival by our friendly driver and taken to our hotel. Both tour guides were great and our guides gave a great insight into...

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HALF DAY TOUR IN METEORA

the guide María, was incredible. Few people, so we didn't have to wait for anyone to go to the next place, everyone arrived at time arranged. Monasteries visited perfect. The explanation made by María perfect. Stops with the bus in best places to admire the...

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Great tour, very well organized

We did this two-day tour to Meteora and it was great! I was a little nervous beforehand because there's a lot of pieces, bus and train and taxis and hotel, but everything worked out fine. We received all the relevant tickets and logistical information by...

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Alison Moss

If there is one thing you need to do in Greece, it should be to visit Meteora. It was the highlight of my Greek holiday. This company provided an excellent professional service. The accommodation they booked was superb. I would recommend.

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Nice Tour

We booked a Meteora day tour from Athens train station. The detail of the tour is very clear. The guide and driver are so nice and everything is well organized.

Rating:

The way to see this amazing site!

VisitMeteora turned out to be exactly as described: "travel professionals and local destination experts who have combined their talents, knowledge, resources and travel passion to become the pioneers of Destination Management Company in Meteora." The hike was very enjoyable and the guide was knowledgeable, polite...

Rating:

3 Day Meteora/Delphi Excursion

We had a terrific trip from Athens to Meteora, stayed at a local guest house in Kalambaka, toured 4 of the 6 active monasteries with a knowledgeable tour guide, and then took two trains to Delphi, a fantastic historical site. We then returned to Athens...

Rating:

A great overview of the area, history and geology

We started our 3 days in Meteora with the sunset tour. Our guide was very professional and gave a fantastic overview of the area. The information about Byzantine churches and the Orthodox Christians was especially helpful. I would recommend this tour.

Rating:

Great trip.....LONG day!

The trip around Meteora is wonderful. Our tour guide (Maria) was extremely knowledgeable and the monasteries are amazing. The only down side is the 5 hour (each way) train trip from Athens. Not that there is anything wrong with the trip, it is just REALLY...

Rating:

Best Part of My Trip

We did both the half day hike and the scramble while in Kalambaka. These made Meteora/Kalambaka the best part of our Greece vacation!

Rating:

Best part of our Greece Trip

My family (all adults) and I did both the scramble and the half day hike. The excellent tour guides made Meteora/Kalambaka the best part our Greece vacation. .

Rating:

Great tour and well organised

We did the 3 day Meteora train trip with sunset tour and half day hike. We were greeted at the station on arrival by our friendly driver and taken to our hotel. Both tour guides were great and our guides gave a great insight into...

Rating:

HALF DAY TOUR IN METEORA

the guide María, was incredible. Few people, so we didn't have to wait for anyone to go to the next place, everyone arrived at time arranged. Monasteries visited perfect. The explanation made by María perfect. Stops with the bus in best places to admire the...

Useful Information

  • Duration: 2 days
  • Starting Time: 8:00am
  • Adult Price: 265€
  • Child Price: 135€
  • Couples Price: 440€
  • Family Price: 215€
  • Group Price: 215€
  • Pick up : Kalampaka Railway Station

Reasons to Book

  • Excellent value for money
  • Excellent views between Athens and Meteora
  • Accommodation at top-rated hotels
  • Admire the world famous Meteora & the archeological site of Delphi

Contact Details

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info@visitmeteora.travel

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