Meteora Day Trip from Athens by Train

Don't miss the opportunity during your stay in Athens to visit the breathtaking Meteora Monasteries with this amazing full day rail tour!

Tour Details

This partially guided Meteora Day Trip from Athens by Train will provide you with the opportunity to visit Meteora from Athens. If you are in Athens seize the day and admire a world heritage site of mainland Greece.

The tour starts from Larissa train station in Athens where you will board the train on your own for the trip to Kalabaka-Meteora at 08:20 in the morning. Enjoy a scenic rail trip through the beautiful Greek countryside. Around 13:30 pm the train arrives in Kalabaka train station where our guide will be waiting for you holding a signboard with your name. You will board a Limo VIP minibus of up to 19 seats to take you on a tour around the site of Meteora to enjoy breathtaking views and to visit the ancient monasteries. The tour will give you the chance to learn the history behind; to make brief stops on the best viewpoints of Meteora and to visit inside 2 monasteries of Meteora.

At around 17:00 in the evening, the bus will transfer you back to Kalambaka train station for your trip back to Athens. The train departs at 17:22 pm and arrives at Athens around 22:15.

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

  • See all six monasteries
  • Enter inside two monasteries
  • English speaking tour leader
  • 3 hour tour of Meteora
  • Round trip train ticket from Athens to Meteora
  • First class train tickets upon request
  • Visit a UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Meal take away
  • Free Map and Bottle of water provided on the tours
  • Free wifi on board the bus
  • French, Italian, Spanish, Romanian and Russian guides on request
  • Taxes & service fees

Exclusions

  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Entrance fees to the monasteries, 3 euro per person for each monastery

Additional Information

  • Bookings must be made at least 2 days prior to the trip.
  • Confirmation for this product will be received after the 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.Meeting Point: Athens Train Station

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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. 

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 : 1 day
  • Adult Price : 98€
  • Pick up : Kalampaka Railway Station

Reasons to Book

  • Discover the astonishing Meteora
  • Excellent views between Athens and Meteora
  • Excellent value for money
  • Perfect for people who have limited time

Contact Details

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info@visitmeteora.travel

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