Meteora Day Trip from Thessaloniki by Train

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Explore the best of Meteora in short time!

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

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  • Adult Price: 95€

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Inclusions

  • English speaking tour leader
  • Round trip train ticket from Thessaloniki to Meteora
  • First class train tickets upon request
  • Free Map and Bottle of water provided on the tours
  • Free wifi on board
  • Taxes & service fees
  • Pick up: Kalampaka Railway Station
  • 4 hours tour

Exclusions

  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Meals
  • Lunch and Dinners that are not in descriptions
  • Entrance fees to the monasteries, 3 euro per person, per monastery
  • Pick up from Hotel to the Thessaloniki railway station
  • Personal travel insurance
  • State licensed guide

Useful Information

  • Duration: 1 day
  • Starting Time: 8:18am
  • Dresscode: 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 Thessaloniki : 08.18 - Arrival time in Kalabaka: 11.30. You will switch trains at Paleofarsalos station.
  • Departure time from Kalabaka: 17.15 - Arrival time in Thessaloniki: 20.31. You will switch trains at Paleofarsalos station.
  • Possibility to change returning city to Athens instead of Thessaloniki, by leaving a comment in your reservation

Highlights

  • See all six monasteries
  • Enter inside two monasteries
  • Visit a UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Discover the astonishing Meteora
  • Excellent views between Thessaloniki and Meteora
  • Perfect for people who have limited time
  • Excellent value for money

Tour Details

Catch the train of 8:18 a.m. to Kalambaka in the morning from the Thessaloniki Railway Station and enjoy a Meteora Day Trip from Thessaloniki by Train that will give you the chance to admire the beauty of the countryside. Countless panoramic images will remain etched in your memory with the opportunity for video and photos along the way.

Arriving in Kalambaka at 11:31, our English speaking driver will be waiting for you holding a signboard with your name on it and will transfer you to the Meteora Monasteries. For three hours you will have the time to explore at least two or three Monasteries. Meteora is included on the UNESCO world heritage monument list.

At around 15:45 in the afternoon, the bus will transfer you back to Kalambaka train station for your trip back to Thessaloniki. The train departs at 17:15 pm so, you will have more than an hour free time to walk in the town’s center or to enjoy a meal. You will arrive in Thessaloniki at around 20:31.

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.

IMPORTANT: The trains are not direct. You will switch trains at Paleofarsalos station on both trips.

 

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.
  • 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 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

Day 1 Morning,Board the train

Your will board the train in Thessaloniki at 8:18am. 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.

Day 1 Afternoon,Return to Thessaloniki

At around 15:45 in the afternoon, the bus will transfer you back to Kalambaka train station for your trip back to Thessaloniki. The train departs at 17:15 pm so, you will have more than an hour free time to walk in the town's center or to enjoy a meal. You will arrive in Thessaloniki at around 20:31.

Location of the Train Station

Cancellation Policy

  • Cancellations and amendments received within 30 days of departure will incur a penalty which will be the price of train tickets.
  • 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 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 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.

Our Latest Reviews

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Rating: by frosynib on December 6, 2019

Amazing experience - have to do it!

Hiking up to the Holy Monastery of Great Meteoron was a great way to experience the beauty of the area and nature as well as learning a lot about the history. Our guide Kostas was great, very friendly, knowledgeable and made the tour extra fun....

Rating: by margaritarias on December 3, 2019

Spectacular!

Meteora is one of those places you should go with a guide, its history is fascinating. Visit Meteora was the perfect choice for our group. Katerina our guide was professional and friendly and Dino our driver a very special person. Thank you!

Rating: by ZairaPR on November 30, 2019

Memorable experience!

We had a great visit at Meteora with our tourist guide Antonis. We did a full day private English tour on Nov 23rd. Antonis arrived at hotel early for the tour which we appreciated and stayed later than our scheduled time with him in order...

Rating: by Kate L on November 25, 2019

Best choice we could have made!

We used Facebook messenger to get in touch with them the night before we wanted a tour, and they were great about responding even after hours. I’m sure it helps that it was low season, but we booked a tour for the next day. Katerina...

Rating: by protokev2 on November 25, 2019

Beautiful

A must go when in Greece! It will take your breathe away. Tour was quick and painless. Maria was great and answered all of our questions

Rating: by Pliszek on November 23, 2019

Excellent day trip, and the local guide made all the experience even better

It was a little bit of a "last minute" decision, we initially thought of doing it in a little different manner, but it all turned out great. All the vouchers were immediately sent upon payment, with exact information "where to go, when to go", we...

Rating: by Travel115809 on November 22, 2019

Fascinating view of Meteora

Must visit if you are in Athens. The views are breathtaking and is worth the time and money spend. The guide Maria is very knowledgeable and helpful.

Rating: by Aussiemum67 on November 19, 2019

Highlight of our holiday

We booked the package through Visit Meteora Travel as it was easier than organising it separately (i think it was actually a few dollars cheaper too). We arrived at the train station in Athens and the train was on time, we had second class tickets...

Rating: by DeepikaMehta713 on November 19, 2019

Just Fantastic!

I signed on at the last minute to take the Sunset tour, and so glad I did! Eva our guide was great—she’s a local and very knowledgable. Made it so fun with not only the history and geology, but stories about the area and the...

Rating: by jaynemelbourne2019 on November 18, 2019

VisitMeteora fantastic travel company

Our trip to Meteora was organised by VisitMeteora company. They were exemplary. All pickups were punctual, vehicles were safe and immaculate, drivers careful and courteous and the guide Vasilis was thoughtful, and provided relevant information in an interesting manner. In addition, on arrival in Meteora we...

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