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.

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.

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.
  • In case you book the first class add-on and one (or both) of the trains don't have any first class seats, we will book you on economy class class on that and refund you the add on.
  • 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

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.

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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. 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. 

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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Knowledgable guide. Incredible history and views. A+

Recommend especially the church and learning about its 25 century history. The views and the natural beauty were mesmerising

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A great hike with a great guide!

Everything about the hike was excellent - starting with the ontime pickup, the small group, the well planned route and especially Chris, our guide who was knowledgeable, funny, pleasant, helpful with my 11 year old daughter who felt slightly unwell at one point, and generally...

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We had an amazing trip along meteora with a wonderful guide!!! He could give us so much information about history, culture, fauna and flora!!! We could enter one monastry. We all recommend you to do the hiking tour! You won’t regret.

Sofia K

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Fantastic experience!

I travelled to Meteora for only a couple of days so this was a fantastic way to see everything and learn a lot about the place. The guide and driver were amazing! Very friendly and informative. I would absolutely recommend this tour!

jbrophy9

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Knowledgable guide. Incredible history and views. A+

Recommend especially the church and learning about its 25 century history. The views and the natural beauty were mesmerising

MFetcompagnie

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Excellent! Excellent! Excellent!

Great hiking tour in french with an amazing guide!!! Flora and history. Greatly appreciated by the teens!!! They did not miss their electronic devices! ???? Thank you to our guide who made this experience unique!

Sallad-Days

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Half day tour of monasteries

Picked up from hotel, extremely informative guide about not only the history of the monasteries but also geological information about the rock formations. Visited 4 monasteries and dropped off right at the entrances, enjoyed the smaller bus seated only 12. So much more personal

Useful Information

  • Duration: 1 day
  • Starting Time: 8:00am
  • 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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