Private Meteora Day Trip from Athens by Train

Use code "PRIVATE2020" and enjoy a 20% discount on this tour!


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 train tour from Athens to Meteora, and this will be the highlight of your entire trip to Greece!

This Day Trip from Athens to Meteora by Train will give you the opportunity to visit the amazing Meteora Monasteries! If you are in Athens seize the day to admire a famous UNESCO World Heritage Site. The day trip includes train tickets, a 5-hours tour of Meteora, English speaking local guides, the best viewpoints, VIP service!

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  • Private up to 2 people: 240€
  • Every additional person: 120€

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Inclusions

  • English speaking tour leader
  • Round trip train tickets from Athens 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 and drop off service: Kalampaka Railway Station
  • 5 hours tour

Exclusions

  • Pick-up from Hotel to the Athens railway 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: 7:20am
  • 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: 07.20 - Arrival time in Kalabaka: 11.30
  • Departure time from Kalabaka: 17.15 - Arrival time in Athens: 21.25
  • Possibility to change returning city to Thessaloniki instead of Athens, by leaving a comment in your reservation

Highlights

  • Discover the astonishing Meteora
  • Visit a UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Excellent views between Athens and Meteora
  • 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 private day trip from Athens to Meteora by train starts at 07:20 am from Larissis Central Train Station in Athens. You’ll have to board the train on your own for the trip to Meteora. Enjoy a scenic rail trip through the beautiful Greek countryside. Around 11:30 am the train arrives in Kalabaka train 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, and go inside 3 Meteora Monasteries.

At around 16:45 in the afternoon, the bus will transfer you back to Kalabaka train station for your trip back to Athens. The train 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 21:25.

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.

 

If you plan a visit from Athens to Meteora by train, please read the 5 important things to know before you visit the monasteries.

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

You will board the train at 7:20am. 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 Athens

At around 16:45 in the afternoon, the bus will transfer you back to Kalambaka train station for your trip back to Athens. 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 Athens at around 21:25.

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.

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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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