Meteora Day Trip from Thessaloniki by Train

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!

Rates

  • Adult Price: 105€

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Inclusions

  • English speaking tour leader
  • Round trip train ticket from Thessaloniki to Meteora
  • First class train tickets upon request
  • Meal take away
  • 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)
  • 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.

 

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.

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.

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 lienmytho on June 18, 2019

Meteora trip

We were very happy to join this Sun set Meteora tour, even the sky was not clear to take pictures but it was worth to visit.

Rating: by StewnGeorge on June 17, 2019

Magic Meteora

We completed this trip on 29 May 2019. Although there is a long train trip from Athens to get to the site, the time passed quickly as we had a lovely Spanish couple in our carriage with whom we passed on travel stories. We were...

Rating: by Joe E on June 17, 2019

Amazing experience

The three members of the staff were wonderful, making the experience unforgettable. They were professional, kind, knowledgeable and friendly. I would definitely recommend this experience for all visitors, both young and old.

Rating: by Peter H on June 17, 2019

Great views, great trip

As most of the tours start around 09:00 this later start from the station around 11:30 makes it possible to arrive in time either by train from Athens or drive from the coastal resort of Parga as we did. The trip took just over 4.5...

Rating: by 321nicole on June 16, 2019

Fascinating History

My husband and I booked the 2 day train tour from Athens. All the travel, transfers, and our hotel were super. What made this trip come alive for us was Jim during the sunset tour and Evan our hiking tour guide. These gentlemen had so...

Rating: by marykN9974OU on June 16, 2019

Amazing Trip!

We took the 2 Day train trip from Athens to Kalambaka which included the train, lodging, sunset tour and morning monastery tours. The arrangements with Visit Meteora went perfectly. Our lodging was a lovely guesthouse with a spacious clean room and wonderful breakfast. Both tours...

Rating: by wongk185 on June 15, 2019

Very nicely organized tour

The tours are very well organized. The guides are well trained and professional who explained us the history of the places. Also the tours allowed sufficient time for us to take photos and visit those monasteries. Highly recommended!

Rating: by YingYingLai on June 14, 2019

The highlight of our trip!

We had found out more about the trip from Visit Meteora website. The website is extremely informative and has helped a lot in the planning a Meteora trip. Our guide, Jim is very knowledgeable and humorous and we have learnt so much about Meteora, Greek...

Rating: by susanyg2016 on June 14, 2019

Meteora Sunset Tour Kalambaka

Our tour guide is Jim he is very knowledgeable and he has a good sense of humor.. we enjoyed our Meteora Sunset tour. Thank you Jim.

Rating: by gps42 on June 14, 2019

Great tour

Meteors was amazing and they did a good job of showing us the sights. We really enjoyed it. I also forgot my hat in theIr bus twice and the returned it to our hotel both times!

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