3 Days Rail Tour from Thessaloniki to 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.

Tour Details

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. 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 in 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 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 travellers 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

  • 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
  • French, Italian, Spanish, Romanian and Russian guides on request
  • Taxes & service fees

Exclusions

  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Meals
  • Entrance fees to the monasteries, 3 euro per person, per monastery
  • Transfers to/from Thessaloniki Hotel/Train station/Airport/Port
  • Personal travel insurance

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.

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.
  • On your return to Thessaloniki, you will have 1 hour and 30minutes waitng time to Paleofarsalos in order to change train.
  • 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: Thessaloniki 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.

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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Mr and Mrs Chris Vosberg

This was truly an amazing trip. We were put in a beautiful room. The first day we toured different sites and so many photo ops. The tour guide Demetrius probably spelled wrong or he goes by Jim and our driver Giannis. Our driver was always...

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It is great to be able to customize our tour. On our first day tour in smaller group of 12 people there was no rush. Jim was fantastic & informative. Due to a communication glitch, 2nd day food tour was canceled so it was a...

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Wonderful Vistas

This day tour was well organized and worked out well. The tour guide was so informative and the driver was very pleasant. Even the train travel worked well and I appreciated having a first class ticket. The views were spectacular. A great day!

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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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excellent tour loved it guide was excellent loved it took pictures of us. too short for the day as it took. 5 hours from Athens by train to get to Meteora other wise trip was excellent . Definitely recommend if visiting Greece

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We took the 2-day sunset itinerary and it was very complete. Our tour included transporation from/to Athens fortunately, because there was a strike the day we had chosen to go there and they arranged transportation of their own instead of the train and it was...

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Mr and Mrs Chris Vosberg

This was truly an amazing trip. We were put in a beautiful room. The first day we toured different sites and so many photo ops. The tour guide Demetrius probably spelled wrong or he goes by Jim and our driver Giannis. Our driver was always...

Rating:

Day at Mereora

It was an amazing experience. The train ride was 5 hours one way but it passed quickly meeting fellow travelers & locals. The tour guides met us at the train station & took us to see the monasteries & gave a very good description of...

Rating:

3 days 2 nights Meteora and Delphi

I travelled solo and decided to purchase a 3-day 2-night Meteora and Delphi for 350 euros. Staff are punctual, knowledgeable, and active. The company is responsive to all your queries to make sure you have a smooth trip. If I have a chance I will...

Rating:

Customized tour

It is great to be able to customize our tour. On our first day tour in smaller group of 12 people there was no rush. Jim was fantastic & informative. Due to a communication glitch, 2nd day food tour was canceled so it was a...

Rating:

Great little hike

A friendly and knowledgable guide helped give me a better insight into Meteora than I would have easily found on my own. Walking up from the base was a much better way of experiencing the place than just driving around. This way you experience the...

Rating:

Gorgeous views of nature and history

We booked a 2 day tour from Athens which included the train tickets and 1 night stay at Dellas Boutique Hotel. Our group had about 16 people, good size to get around. The train ride takes about 5 hours, they will pick you up from...

Rating:

Wonderful Vistas

This day tour was well organized and worked out well. The tour guide was so informative and the driver was very pleasant. Even the train travel worked well and I appreciated having a first class ticket. The views were spectacular. A great day!

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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.

Useful Information

  • Duration: 3 days
  • Starting Time: 10:00am
  • Adult Price: 225€
  • Child Price: 150€
  • Couples Price: 400€
  • Group Price: 185€
  • Pick up : Kalampaka Railway Station

Reasons to Book

  • 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

Contact Details

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info@visitmeteora.travel

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