3 Days Rail Tour from Athens to Meteora

3 days / 2 nights

Because of recent damage to the train line, caused by a cyclone last September, all our train tours from Athens will be conducted by public bus instead until the lines are fixed. Due to the current COVID situation, the Monasteries will no longer be providing skirts and shawls. Appropriate clothing for everyone is required to enter the monasteries. Sleeveless clothing and shorts over the knee for men are prohibited and you‘ll be denied access if dressed that way. For ladies skirts below the knee are also required.

Travel from Athens to Meteora and back by train and enjoy captivating views of an out of this world landscape.

Join this 3 days rail tour from Athens to Meteora to discover the beauty and the history of a unique geological phenomenon and the Byzantine Monasteries, listed as UNESCO World Heritage Μonuments.

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  • Child Price: 190€
  • Couples Price: 440€
  • Group Price: 265€

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Inclusions

  • 2 nights accommodation at a 3-star or 4-star hotel with breakfast
  • Round trip train ticket from/to Athens
  • First class train tickets upon request
  • Pick-up and drop off from Kalampaka train station to your hotel
  • Taxes & service fees
  • Join the Meteora Sunset Tour
  • Choose between the Metora Half-day Tour or the Meteora Hiking Tour

Exclusions

  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Entrance fees to the monasteries, 3 euro per person, per monastery
  • Transfer to/from the Athens railway station
  • Personal travel insurance

Useful Information

  • Duration: 3 days
  • Pick up: Kalampaka Railway Station
  • Dresscode: Sleeveless clothing and shorts over the knee for men are prohibited. For women, skirts below the knee are required in order to enter the monasteries.
  • Departure time from Athens: 07.20 - Arrival time in Kalabaka: 11.30
  • Departure time from Kalabaka: 17.15 - Arrival time in Athens: 21.25
  • Possibility to change returning city to Thessaloniki instead of Athens, by leaving a comment in your reservation

Highlights

Our COVID-19 safety measures for tours and activities

  • To reduce crowds, the number of visitors is limited
  • Social distancing is maintained in vehicles
  • Masks are required, please bring your own
  • Temperature checks are mandatory
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons

Tour Details

It’s worth booking this 3 Day Rail Tour from Athens to Meteora to have someone else handle all the transportation arrangements so you can sit back and truly enjoy the experience. By booking this train tour from Athens to Meteora you are free to travel at your own pace with no tour leaders or set schedules. Seize the chance to engage in memorable activities on the 3 Day Rail Tour from Athens to Meteora that will definitely become the highlight of your entire visit to Greece!

The train tickets from Athens to Meteora and back 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!

Why Book This Tour

  • Daily tour departures any day you want, 365 days a year whether you are traveling on your own or in a small group.
  • Local expertise and 24/7 help and assistance during your trip.
  • 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.

Tour Itinerary

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Day 1,Athens to Meteora and Sunset Tour

Trains are the most spacious and comfortable way of travel in Greece. Catch the morning train to Kalambaka at 07:20 am from Athens 'Larissa' Railway Station and enjoy a trip that will give you the chance to admire the beauty of the Greek countryside. Upon your arrival in Kalambaka, at around 11:30 am, 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 in the afternoon, our VIP minibus will pick you up from the hotel to join 'Meteora Sunset Tour' to admire breathtaking views of Meteora and to discover the hidden gems of this place.
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Day 2,Morning tour and free afternoon

For the next morning we offer you the chance to choose the activity you wish: the 'Half-Day morning Tour of Meteora' to see the main attractions, the monasteries of Meteora with a VIP minibus or the 'Hiking Tour of Meteora' to walk among the rock giants. Experience amazing sceneries and visit monuments of the Byzantine period, the monasteries of Meteora and learn their history. After this morning tour, at around 13:00 pm, the bus will drop you back to your hotel. The evening is free for you to explore the area on your own.
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Day 3,Free morning and back to Athens

The morning is free. In the evening a taxi transfer from your hotel at 16:45 pm to the local train station at Kalambaka will be arranged for you. At 17:15 pm the train departs from Kalambaka and arrives at 21:25 pm to Athens.

Cancellation Policy

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

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.

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 on 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.

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Rating: by samthetramp on March 1, 2020

A journey on rain pillar

I was lucky enough to meet this agency and Kostas, the well-prepared, friendly mountain guide who I had the honour to climb the route "rain pillar" with. Whether you are a solo climber searching for a experienced partner who knows the area very well or...

Rating: by B7343SAmichaels on February 24, 2020

Top Notch!

We did the 4 day, 3 night train tour from Athens to Meteora, the Sunset Tour, Mount Saint Scramble and 2 other hikes just this past week. We travel extensively and have to say that they were the best tour company we have every dealt...

Rating: by 886janiner on February 23, 2020

Incredible Experience

I had the privilege of of booking for the sunset tour with Jim who was incredibly interesting and knowledgeable of the area and his passion for his hometown radiated through the experience. I also went on a hike tour with Chris,from the get go he...

Rating: by mayanks43 on February 22, 2020

Very beautiful place, just be cautious in the trains

We took the 3 day by train tour to Meteora and Delphi. Unfortunately, my trip didn't have the best of starts as my wallet was stolen in Athens just as we entered the train to Kalambaka. I was in trauma for the first half of...

Rating: by L2259ILandrewc on February 20, 2020

Excellent and Enjoyable

Best ever tour group experience in Greece and its the leader that makes it. - in spite of delayed train services Knowledgeable and friendly, she gave aus an excellent time in learning about Meteora

Rating: by jamiehuss on February 19, 2020

Great scenery, flexible tour, and friendly, knowledgeable guides

Meteora Travel provided great service and the tours were flexible. I took two tours, and they were both fantastic. The tour guides were very good and really tried to accommodate all of the guests they best they could. They even took great pics for me....

Rating: by Mei199 on February 19, 2020

Meteora is absolutely stunning even in cold December!

We did the 3-day, 2-night rail tour of Meteora and Delphi. Other than some confusion finding the right train and seats (there was no English announcements or signs confirming where the train was heading, and the cars numbers were not clearly marked), we got to...

Rating: by nogat2016 on February 17, 2020

Great

This tour was great-- everything was handled professionally and warmly. Maria was a knowledgeable and friendly guide, we packed as much as possible into the day and enjoyed amazing sights.

Rating: by Christiana N on February 16, 2020

Excellent day trip!

Amazing day! Breathtaking views! Great history! Great tour guide! Thank you for a day to remember! Absolutely worth it!

Rating: by Michelle R on February 16, 2020

Terrific & Majestic!

Just a wonderful experience from Dimitris & his team... The luxury bus was safe, clean, water & wifi provided. It was a small group of us given the tour running in the colder months, but it was perfect to see the monasteries and views without...

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