4 Days Rail Tour from Athens to Meteora and Delphi

4 days / 3 nights

This tour gives individual travelers the chance to visit 2 of the most important sites of mainland Greece, Meteora and Delphi, hustle-free!

On this 4 Days Tour from Athens to Meteora and Delphi you will use public transportation, a combination of train, bus and taxi to reach those 2 Greek mainland destinations in the most efficient way, without resorting on endless searches on train or bus schedules.

Rates

  • Adult Price: 395€
  • Child Price: 235€
  • Couples Price: 710€

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Inclusions

  • 3 nights accommodation at a 3-star hotel with breakfast in Meteora and Delphi
  • Train tickets from Athens to Meteora
  • Train tickets from Meteora to Livadia
  • Taxi transfer from Livadia to Delphi
  • Bus tickets from Delphi to Athens
  • Pick-up and drop off from Kalampaka train station to your hotel
  • Taxes & service fees
  • Optional: Audio guide in Delphi
  • First class train tickets upon request
  • 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)
  • Lunch and Dinner
  • Entrance fees to the monasteries and the archeological site
  • Guide in Delphi archeological site
  • Transfer to the Athens railway station
  • Personal travel insurance

Useful Information

  • Duration: 4 days
  • Dresscode to enter the monasteries: 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 (3rd day): 09.28 - Arrival by train in Livadia 12:05 - Delphi: 12.35
  • Departure time from Delphi (4th day): 11.00 - Arrival time in Athens: 13.00

Highlights

  • Admire the world famous Meteora & the archeological site of Delphi
  • Join the Meteora Sunset Tour
  • Choose the between the Meteora Hiking Tour and the Meteora Half-day Tour for the second day's tour
  • Excellent value for money
  • Join two top-rated tours and activities
  • Excellent views between Athens and Meteora
  • Accommodation at top-rated hotels

Tour Details

Seize the chance and join this tour to enjoy spectacular views of unique landscapes, visit monuments of great historical importance, join 2 top rated tours in Meteora and save money and time.

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 travelling 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 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.

Tour Itinerary

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Day 1,Athens to Meteora and Sunset Tour

Catch the morning train to Kalambaka at 07:20 am from Athens 'Larissis' Railway Station. 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 afternoon the VIP minibus will pick you up from the hotel to join our 'Meteora Sunset Tour'. Admire breathtaking views of Meteora and discover the hidden gems of this place in one of the best tours of Mainland Greece.
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Day 2,Morning tour and free afternoon

For the next morning you may choose the activity you wish to do: 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'. Experience amazing sceneries and visit monuments of the Byzantine period, the monasteries of Meteora. 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,Meteora to Delphi

Next morning at 09:00 a taxi will pick you up from the hotel to take you to the train station. At 09:28 am the train departs and arrives at Livadia station at around 12:05 am. There, an English speaking taxi driver holding a signboard with your name will wait to transfer you to Delphi. Delphi is roughly half an hour drive away from Livadia, so you will arrive at your hotel there at around 12:35 pm. Then, you will be able to spend many hours exploring the ancient oracle, the museum, and the small town and also check in your hotel.
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Day 4,Morning bus to Athens

After a nice breakfast at your hotel, you will get the 11:00 am bus from Delphi to Athens. It takes around 2 hours to reach the capital of Greece from Delphi.

Location of the Train Station

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.

Will there be a guide in Delphi?

No, you will have free time to explore the site and museum of Delphi on your own. If you absolutely want a guide, contact us and we will arrange one for you.

Our Latest Reviews

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Rating: by Annie W on October 18, 2019

Great day to Meteora

I’ve spent a great day at Meteora. It was very easy to book this trip. Quick answer to my concerns by mail. E-ticket available. Shuttle was waiting for us at the rail station in Kalambaka and we had time for quick lunch and spare time...

Rating: by gylsnc on October 17, 2019

Meteora is amazing!

My daughter and I did the 2 day train tour to Meteora with sunset tour followed by half-day hiking tour. The perfect combination! Beautiful vistas, amazing history, phenomenal views. Truly breathtaking!

Rating: by Bistro2400 on October 16, 2019

Jaw Dropping Good Time

This is a magical place that I highly recommend seeing with a guide. Actually, don't do this without one. Katarina was a true pro who showed us the monasteries in the most efficient way possible. This driving is precarious and our driver Santos was A+....

Rating: by enrique l on October 15, 2019

Probably no better way to enjoy Meteora

Vassili on the mic and Kostas on the wheel took us to a formidable four hour trip in and around Meteora, its history, its monasteries, its geography, its nature, its architecture and its religion. If the place itself is beyond words, visiting it with this...

Rating: by Laura C on October 14, 2019

Excellent guides

I was very pleased with the 3-day/2-night Meteora tour. The mini-buses are good quality, the drivers are good, pickups were always on time, water is provided, and the two guides were superlative. On the Sunset Tour, Dimitri (Jim) provided four hours of commentary about the...

Rating: by JapaneseBob on October 13, 2019

MUST Do!

Yeah, you got to get up early to catch the 7:20am train. And, yeah, you got to give up a day of Athens sightseeing. And, yeah, you wont get back to the Athens train station until 9:30pm.... BUT BUT, this is soooo worth it. It's...

Rating: by Debbie T on October 12, 2019

Day trip

I had a wonderful day in Meteora. Our guide Katarina was excellent, she had great knowledge and passion for this area and history of her country. Our driver was great also. Thankyou

Rating: by Travelincoach on October 12, 2019

Well worth your time and money

Well-organized tour with excellent guide and driver. My small group of about 12 people was led by Jim, who was born and raised here in Kalambaka. He took the time to show us not just the tourist attractions (the monasteries and the rocks, of course),...

Rating: by Jonathan S on October 12, 2019

Great way to see Meteora

We were completely happy with the half-day sightseeing tour from Visit Meteora. Our guide Vassily and driver Kostas were perfect hosts. We learned about the history, geology and culture of the area while driving between viewpoints and monasteries in a super comfortable van. At each...

Rating: by Hui B on October 11, 2019

Great tour. Don't miss it!

The tour guide Katerina was very knowledgeable, well presented, pleasant and supplied a comprehensive commentary. The driver Shostosh was the best driver.He worked above and beyond the call of duty. We thoroughly enjoyed this tour and appreciated all their efforts.

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