4 Days Rail Tour from Athens to Meteora

4 days / 3 nights

Enjoy the ultimate Meteora experience!

Join this 4 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 monuments.

Rates

  • Adult Price: 320€
  • Child Price: 260€
  • Couples Price: 590€

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Inclusions

  • 3 nights accommodation at a 3-star or 4-star hotel with
  • Round trip train tickets from Athens to Meteora
  • Pick-up and drop off from Kalampaka train station and back
  • Taxes and service fees
  • Join the Meteora Sunset Tour
  • Choose the between the Meteora Hiking Tour and the Meteora Half-day Tour for the second day's tour

Exclusions

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

Useful Information

  • Duration: 4 days
  • Starting Time: 7:00am
  • Pick up: Kalampaka Railway Station
  • Dresscode: Sleeveless clothing and shorts over the knee for men are prohibited. For ladies skirts and shawls are available at the entrance in case they don’t have such clothing to cover themselves.
  • 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

Tour Details

Travel from Athens to Meteora and back by train and enjoy captivating views in an out of this world landscape. Seize the chance to engage in memorable activities in a 4 days tour that will definitely be the highlight of your entire visit to Greece. By booking this tour you will join the Sunset tour and you will also get to choose between Half-day morning tour or the Meteora Hiking tour. You may additionally include if you wish an extra tour option (addon) in this package: Hiking and scramble tour of Great Saint or Meteora Caves hiking tour in order to enhance even further your overall Meteora experience.

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 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 'Larissis' 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,Tours at Meteora

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 day

You will have the entire day free for yourselves. You can either do some self-exploring or join some of the tours we offer as add-ons.
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Day 4,Meteora to Athens

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

Location of the Train Station

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.

Our Latest Reviews

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Rating: by frosynib on December 6, 2019

Amazing experience - have to do it!

Hiking up to the Holy Monastery of Great Meteoron was a great way to experience the beauty of the area and nature as well as learning a lot about the history. Our guide Kostas was great, very friendly, knowledgeable and made the tour extra fun....

Rating: by margaritarias on December 3, 2019

Spectacular!

Meteora is one of those places you should go with a guide, its history is fascinating. Visit Meteora was the perfect choice for our group. Katerina our guide was professional and friendly and Dino our driver a very special person. Thank you!

Rating: by ZairaPR on November 30, 2019

Memorable experience!

We had a great visit at Meteora with our tourist guide Antonis. We did a full day private English tour on Nov 23rd. Antonis arrived at hotel early for the tour which we appreciated and stayed later than our scheduled time with him in order...

Rating: by Kate L on November 25, 2019

Best choice we could have made!

We used Facebook messenger to get in touch with them the night before we wanted a tour, and they were great about responding even after hours. I’m sure it helps that it was low season, but we booked a tour for the next day. Katerina...

Rating: by protokev2 on November 25, 2019

Beautiful

A must go when in Greece! It will take your breathe away. Tour was quick and painless. Maria was great and answered all of our questions

Rating: by Pliszek on November 23, 2019

Excellent day trip, and the local guide made all the experience even better

It was a little bit of a "last minute" decision, we initially thought of doing it in a little different manner, but it all turned out great. All the vouchers were immediately sent upon payment, with exact information "where to go, when to go", we...

Rating: by Travel115809 on November 22, 2019

Fascinating view of Meteora

Must visit if you are in Athens. The views are breathtaking and is worth the time and money spend. The guide Maria is very knowledgeable and helpful.

Rating: by Aussiemum67 on November 19, 2019

Highlight of our holiday

We booked the package through Visit Meteora Travel as it was easier than organising it separately (i think it was actually a few dollars cheaper too). We arrived at the train station in Athens and the train was on time, we had second class tickets...

Rating: by DeepikaMehta713 on November 19, 2019

Just Fantastic!

I signed on at the last minute to take the Sunset tour, and so glad I did! Eva our guide was great—she’s a local and very knowledgable. Made it so fun with not only the history and geology, but stories about the area and the...

Rating: by jaynemelbourne2019 on November 18, 2019

VisitMeteora fantastic travel company

Our trip to Meteora was organised by VisitMeteora company. They were exemplary. All pickups were punctual, vehicles were safe and immaculate, drivers careful and courteous and the guide Vasilis was thoughtful, and provided relevant information in an interesting manner. In addition, on arrival in Meteora we...

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