4 Days Rail Tour from Athens to Meteora

Join this 4 days / 3 night rail tour from Athens to Meteora to discover the beauty and the history of a unique geological phenomenon and the Byzantine Monasteries.

Tour Details

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. Travel from Athens to Meteora and back by train and enjoy captivating views of 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, the Meteora Food, and Wine tour and you will also get to choose between Half-day morning tour or the Meteora Hiking tour.

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

  • 4 Days/3 nights stay at a 3-star hotel
  • 3 tours to experience Meteora
  • Meteora Sunset Tour
  • Choose the second day's tour
  • Food and wine tour
  • Train tickets with return from Athens to Meteora
  • First class train tickets upon request
  • Pick-up and drop off from Kalampaka train station and back
  • English speaking tour leader on the tours
  • Free Map and Bottle of water provided on the tours
  • Free wifi on board the tour bus

Exclusions

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

Tour Itinerary

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Day 1,Athens to Meteora

Trains are the most spacious and comfortable way of travel in Greece. Catch the morning train to Kalambaka at 08:20 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 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 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,Food and Wine Tour

On this day you will join the Food and Wine tour of Meteora.The tour combines short walks in the town of Kalambaka with transportation via a private vehicle to visit various delicatessens, groceries, restaurants, dairies, sweet and pie shops as well as a nearby winery to taste the most traditional local flavors of Meteora. Taste homemade traditional spinach pie, bougatsa, herbs and spices, yogurt with honey and nuts, locally produced sausages and cheeses. Visit a nearby local family estate winery to learn about the local grape varietals and to taste 5 local labels.
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Day 4,Meteora to Athens

The morning is free. In the evening a taxi transfer from your hotel at 17:00 to the local train station at Kalampaka will be arranged for you. At 17:22 pm the train departs from Kalampaka and arrives at 22:15 pm to Athens.

Additional Information

  • Bookings must be made at least 2 days prior to the trip.
  • 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 Station Voucher info:
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity

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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.

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 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.

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Katerinka K

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We were preparing for the trip for quite a lot of time and were doubting a lot about the excursion in Meteora. Finally we chose Meteora tour and it was outstanding. The minivan picked us from the hotel and drove to the most beautiful spots...

pianofication

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The tour guide was an authentic local expert - had climbed the rocks himself as a boy and could really speak to the culture of the area and the backstories behind the monks. Also taught the group a few new ways to use the panorama...

ChristopherMW

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We actually did two tours with VM, we arrived via train from Athens, walked from the station into the town, walked around a little bit then went to the offices and were offered juice while we waited for our tour that would be starting very...

Panos C

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Amazing crew of people who love their city, their job! They taught us a lot about Meteora. The sunset tour was amazing by their guidance!

ianpresnell

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I had never been rock climbing and am normally terrified of heights - it was fantastic. You need to have some physical capacity and be prepared to trust the rock but our guideBilly was great flexible not rushed and safe. Wow.

LI H

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The train was arriving late, driver called to inform that they'll pick us up at the train station instead of hotel. They were very professional in arranging the change in pickup, sharing the history and always helping to take instagram worthy photos for everyone! Super...

Spreelissa

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Absolutely breathtaking views! Jimmy, our guide, has been very professional in providing information and very helpful and attentive to each and everyone of us. Strongly recommended.

WhatisleftMadison

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Was hesitant to use because of lack of licensed guides but attention to detail, unmatched knowledge of the area and excellent customer service greatly make up for it. Had a great experience on a private six hour tour of the monasteries and area that ended...

P3826RJjamiew

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Efficient, informative and loads of fun. Recommend it for anyone. Thanks Jimmy for a wonderful tour.

Useful Information

  • Duration : 4 days
  • Starting Time : 8:00am
  • Adult Price : 390€
  • Child Price : 320€
  • Couples Price : 710€
  • 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 Athens and Meteora
  • Accommodation at top-rated hotels

Contact Details

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info@visitmeteora.travel

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