Meteora Day Trip from Athens by Public Bus

Due to the current COVID situation, the Monasteries will no longer be providing skirts and shawls. Appropriate clothing for everyone is required to enter the monasteries. Sleeveless clothing and shorts over the knee for men are prohibited and you‘ll be denied access if dressed that way. For ladies skirts below the knee are also required.

Join an amazing full day bus tour from Athens to Meteora, and this will be the highlight of your entire trip to Greece!

Enjoy a day trip from Athens with modern bus coach to Meteora. See all the monasteries, enter inside 3 out of the six active and visit the hidden hermit caves of Meteora. Great photo opportunities at the most breathtaking site of Greece!

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  • Adult Price: 105€

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Inclusions

  • See all the six active monasteries
  • Explore the hidden hermit caves
  • Discover the hidden monasteries
  • See the most breathtaking view points
  • Learn the local history

Exclusions

  • Pick-up from Hotel to the Athens bus station
  • Meals
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Entrance fees to the monasteries, 3 euro per person for each monastery
  • State licensed guide
  • Personal travel insurance

Useful Information

  • Duration: 1 day
  • Starting Time: 7:00am
  • Dresscode: Sleeveless clothing and shorts over the knee for men are prohibited. For women, skirts below the knee are required in order to enter the monasteries.
  • Departure time from Athens: 07.00 - Arrival time in Kalabaka: 12.00
  • Departure time from Kalabaka: 17.15 - Arrival time in Athens: 22.30

Highlights

  • Small size groups of 12 people max
  • Discover the astonishing Meteora
  • Visit a UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Excellent value for money
  • Perfect for people who have limited time
  • Visit the hermit caves of Badovas
  • See all six monasteries
  • Enter inside 3 monasteries

Our COVID-19 safety measures for tours and activities

  • To reduce crowds, the number of visitors is limited
  • Social distancing is maintained in vehicles
  • Masks are required, please bring your own
  • Temperature checks are mandatory
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons

Tour Details

The day trip from Athens to Meteora by bus starts at 07:00 am from Liosion bus Station in Athens. You’ll have to board the bus on your own for the trip to Meteora. Enjoy a scenic bus trip through the beautiful Greek countryside in a moodern 50 seater coach with free wifi. The bus will make a stop for refreshments along the way for 20 minutes. Around 12:00 am the bus arrives in Kalabaka bus station where our guide will be waiting for you holding a signboard with your name. You will then board a Limo VIP minibus to take you on a 5-hrs Meteora tour! Enjoy breathtaking views and visit the monasteries of Meteora. The tour will give you the chance to learn the stories behind; do brief stops on the best breathtaking viewpoints of Meteora, visit the hermit caves of Badovas, see all the six active monasteries and go inside 3 Meteora Monasteries.

At around 16:45 in the afternoon, the bus will transfer you back to Kalabaka down town where the bus station is located for your trip back to Athens. The bus departs at 17:15 pm so, you will have around half an hour’s free time to walk in the town center or to enjoy a meal. You will arrive in Athens at around 22:30.

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.
  • Save time and effort. Organizing your own holiday can be a stressful task. Let us do the work for you!
  • 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 Morning,Board the bus

The day trip from Athens to Meteora by bus starts at 07:00 am from Liosion bus Station in Athens. You’ll have to board the bus on your own for the trip to Meteora.
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Day 1 Afternoon,Return to Athens

At around 16:45 in the afternoon, the bus will transfer you back to Kalabaka down town where the bus station is located for your trip back to Athens. The bus departs at 17:15 pm so, you will have around half an hour’s free time to walk in the town center or to enjoy a meal. You will arrive in Athens at around 22:30.

Location of the Train Station

Cancellation Policy

  • 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 bus station in Athens?

No. On our bus tours, you will board the public bus from Athens on your own, using the tickets we will send you via email. Our guide will meet you at Kalabaka bus arrives at Meteora. He will be holding a signboard with your name written on it.

When and how will I receive my bus tickets?

We will send you the train tickets via email approximately one month before your trip date.

What time should I be at the station?

Please arrive at the bus station Liosion 20 minutes before the bus departure because you must exchange your bus e-ticket at the Bus ticket center to get the normal bus tickets.

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Rating: by samthetramp on March 1, 2020

A journey on rain pillar

I was lucky enough to meet this agency and Kostas, the well-prepared, friendly mountain guide who I had the honour to climb the route "rain pillar" with. Whether you are a solo climber searching for a experienced partner who knows the area very well or...

Rating: by B7343SAmichaels on February 24, 2020

Top Notch!

We did the 4 day, 3 night train tour from Athens to Meteora, the Sunset Tour, Mount Saint Scramble and 2 other hikes just this past week. We travel extensively and have to say that they were the best tour company we have every dealt...

Rating: by 886janiner on February 23, 2020

Incredible Experience

I had the privilege of of booking for the sunset tour with Jim who was incredibly interesting and knowledgeable of the area and his passion for his hometown radiated through the experience. I also went on a hike tour with Chris,from the get go he...

Rating: by mayanks43 on February 22, 2020

Very beautiful place, just be cautious in the trains

We took the 3 day by train tour to Meteora and Delphi. Unfortunately, my trip didn't have the best of starts as my wallet was stolen in Athens just as we entered the train to Kalambaka. I was in trauma for the first half of...

Rating: by L2259ILandrewc on February 20, 2020

Excellent and Enjoyable

Best ever tour group experience in Greece and its the leader that makes it. - in spite of delayed train services Knowledgeable and friendly, she gave aus an excellent time in learning about Meteora

Rating: by jamiehuss on February 19, 2020

Great scenery, flexible tour, and friendly, knowledgeable guides

Meteora Travel provided great service and the tours were flexible. I took two tours, and they were both fantastic. The tour guides were very good and really tried to accommodate all of the guests they best they could. They even took great pics for me....

Rating: by Mei199 on February 19, 2020

Meteora is absolutely stunning even in cold December!

We did the 3-day, 2-night rail tour of Meteora and Delphi. Other than some confusion finding the right train and seats (there was no English announcements or signs confirming where the train was heading, and the cars numbers were not clearly marked), we got to...

Rating: by nogat2016 on February 17, 2020

Great

This tour was great-- everything was handled professionally and warmly. Maria was a knowledgeable and friendly guide, we packed as much as possible into the day and enjoyed amazing sights.

Rating: by Christiana N on February 16, 2020

Excellent day trip!

Amazing day! Breathtaking views! Great history! Great tour guide! Thank you for a day to remember! Absolutely worth it!

Rating: by Michelle R on February 16, 2020

Terrific & Majestic!

Just a wonderful experience from Dimitris & his team... The luxury bus was safe, clean, water & wifi provided. It was a small group of us given the tour running in the colder months, but it was perfect to see the monasteries and views without...

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