3 Days Rail Tour from Thessaloniki to Meteora

3 days / 2 nights

Explore the best of Meteora!

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

Rates

  • Adult Price: 225€
  • Child Price: 150€
  • Couples Price: 400€
  • Group Price: 185€

Inclusions

  • 2 nights stay at a 3-star hotel with breakfast
  • 2 dinners at a local restaurant
  • Join the Meteora Sunset Tour
  • Choose the second day's tour
  • Round trip train ticket from/to Thessaloniki
  • First class train tickets upon request
  • 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
  • Taxes & service fees

Exclusions

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

Useful Information

  • Duration: 3 days
  • Starting Time: 10:00am
  • Pick up: Kalampaka Railway Station

Highlights

  • Admire the world famous Meteora & Visit all the monasteries
  • Join two top-rated tours and activities
  • Excellent views between Thessaloniki and Meteora
  • Accommodation at top-rated hotels

Tour Details

Travel from Thessaloniki to Meteora and back by train and enjoy captivating views of an out of this world landscape. Seize the chance to engage in memorable activities on a 3-days tour that will definitely become the highlight of your entire visit to Greece. 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!

Why book with us

  • Daily tour departures any day you want, 365 days a year whether you are traveling 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.

Tour Itinerary

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Day 1,Thessaloniki to Meteora and Sunset Tour

Trains are the most spacious and comfortable mode of travel in Greece. Catch the train to Kalambaka at 10:22 am from Thessaloniki 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 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 in the afternoon, our VIP mini bus 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 Thessaloniki

The morning is free. In the evening a taxi transfer from your hotel at 17:00 pm to the local train station at Kalambaka will be arranged for you. At 17:22 pm the train departs from Kalambaka and arrives at 22:40 pm to Thessaloniki.

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.

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.

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

Read them all on TripAdvisor

jeffhH7904AM

Rating: by jeffhH7904AM on November 24, 2018

Great Tour of Amazing Meteora

Awesome 24 hours - 5 hour comfortable train ride, two excellent tours of 4 monasteries plus other sites, cute hotel - great trip!

Chadi K

Rating: by Chadi K on November 25, 2018

Computer Engineer

It was a wonderful tour especially with the guide Mr. Vasilis he has a unique way of guiding us througout this tour

camide90

Rating: by camide90 on November 25, 2018

Meteora and the tour was amazing!

We went on the tour to Meteora from Athens by train.. The tour guides were so helpful and nice. They explained everything, were willing to take pictures! Loved it! Wouldn’t change anything!

siddarthar2017

Rating: by siddarthar2017 on November 25, 2018

Day trip to Meteora

The trip is a must for someone who would like to see something very different from ancient Greek archeological sites or the Greek islands and beaches. These monesi are situated on very stiff rocky cliffs and are one of it's kind and vary few places...

tessdes

Rating: by tessdes on November 29, 2018

Fabulous!

We loved this tour! Unfortunately, the weather wasn’t the best (crazy amounts of fog), but our guide Jim/Dmitri and our excellent driver altered the itinerary to make sure we got the best experience (and views) possible. They were both so knowledgeable and personable, it really...

I3271DGmw

Rating: by I3271DGmw on December 1, 2018

Hiking and Scramble Tour of Great Saint

I highly recommend this tour! It's a great way to see a beautiful, but more inaccessible corner of Meteora. It was just challenging enough to feel like an adventure (I would definitely not attempt it by myself without the guides and the equipment). The climbing...

NurulAyuniN

Rating: by NurulAyuniN on December 4, 2018

Amazing guide, amazing views!

My friends and I booked 2 tours with them, and both were amazing! Our guide for both trips, Jim, had so much knowledge and information to share with us and answered all our questions perfectly. The minibus was clean and perfectly air conditioned, with huge...

S J

Rating: by S J on December 5, 2018

Fantastic Hike with Beautiful Landscapes to Enjoy

We highly recommend this hike. It's an excellent way to see the monasteries and enjoy the amazing landscapes in the area. We initially drove up to a couple of monasteries to visit, which was nice but the hiking tour is much better as it gives...

JennyAdaya

Rating: by JennyAdaya on December 10, 2018

Amazing Experience

This tour was amazing. Although we spent more hours in the train (almost 12h round trip in just one day) and the price was a little bit expensive, the tour is actually worth it. We were lucky as together with my partner and brother, we...

Jeaniephelan

Rating: by Jeaniephelan on December 11, 2018

enjoyable journey and great place to explore with friendly people

our two day train trip to Meteora was faultlessly arranged. We took the train first class option and the sunset and morning Hike. Enjoyed every minute of it. Staff at the Guest house monastiri were welcoming and helpful. Its a beautifully decorated hotel with good...

jeffhH7904AM

Rating: by jeffhH7904AM on November 24, 2018

Great Tour of Amazing Meteora

Awesome 24 hours - 5 hour comfortable train ride, two excellent tours of 4 monasteries plus other sites, cute hotel - great trip!

Chadi K

Rating: by Chadi K on November 25, 2018

Computer Engineer

It was a wonderful tour especially with the guide Mr. Vasilis he has a unique way of guiding us througout this tour

camide90

Rating: by camide90 on November 25, 2018

Meteora and the tour was amazing!

We went on the tour to Meteora from Athens by train.. The tour guides were so helpful and nice. They explained everything, were willing to take pictures! Loved it! Wouldn’t change anything!

siddarthar2017

Rating: by siddarthar2017 on November 25, 2018

Day trip to Meteora

The trip is a must for someone who would like to see something very different from ancient Greek archeological sites or the Greek islands and beaches. These monesi are situated on very stiff rocky cliffs and are one of it's kind and vary few places...

tessdes

Rating: by tessdes on November 29, 2018

Fabulous!

We loved this tour! Unfortunately, the weather wasn’t the best (crazy amounts of fog), but our guide Jim/Dmitri and our excellent driver altered the itinerary to make sure we got the best experience (and views) possible. They were both so knowledgeable and personable, it really...

I3271DGmw

Rating: by I3271DGmw on December 1, 2018

Hiking and Scramble Tour of Great Saint

I highly recommend this tour! It's a great way to see a beautiful, but more inaccessible corner of Meteora. It was just challenging enough to feel like an adventure (I would definitely not attempt it by myself without the guides and the equipment). The climbing...

NurulAyuniN

Rating: by NurulAyuniN on December 4, 2018

Amazing guide, amazing views!

My friends and I booked 2 tours with them, and both were amazing! Our guide for both trips, Jim, had so much knowledge and information to share with us and answered all our questions perfectly. The minibus was clean and perfectly air conditioned, with huge...

S J

Rating: by S J on December 5, 2018

Fantastic Hike with Beautiful Landscapes to Enjoy

We highly recommend this hike. It's an excellent way to see the monasteries and enjoy the amazing landscapes in the area. We initially drove up to a couple of monasteries to visit, which was nice but the hiking tour is much better as it gives...

JennyAdaya

Rating: by JennyAdaya on December 10, 2018

Amazing Experience

This tour was amazing. Although we spent more hours in the train (almost 12h round trip in just one day) and the price was a little bit expensive, the tour is actually worth it. We were lucky as together with my partner and brother, we...

Jeaniephelan

Rating: by Jeaniephelan on December 11, 2018

enjoyable journey and great place to explore with friendly people

our two day train trip to Meteora was faultlessly arranged. We took the train first class option and the sunset and morning Hike. Enjoyed every minute of it. Staff at the Guest house monastiri were welcoming and helpful. Its a beautifully decorated hotel with good...

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