Two Days Rail Tour to Meteora from Athens

2 days / 1 night

Explore the best of Meteora!

Join our 2 Days /1 Night rail tour to Meteora from Athens to discover the beauty and the history of a unique geological phenomenon and the Byzantine Monasteries, listed as UNESCO World Heritage monuments.

Rates

  • Adult Price: 155€
  • Child Price: 105€
  • Single Adult: 188€

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Inclusions

  • Accommodation at a 3-star or 4-star hotel with breakfast
  • Pick-up and drop off from Kalampaka train station to your hotel
  • Free Map and Bottle of water provided on the tours
  • Free wifi on board
  • Taxes & service fees
  • Round trip train tickets from Athens
  • Join the Meteora Sunset Tour
  • Choose between the Meteora Hiking Tour and the Meteora Half-day Tour for the second day's tour

Exclusions

  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Lunch and Dinners
  • Entrance fees to the monasteries, 3 euro per person, per monastery
  • Transfer to the Athens railway station
  • Personal travel insurance

Useful Information

  • Duration: 2 days
  • 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 Athens: 08.20 - Arrival time in Kalabaka: 13.30
  • Departure time from Kalabaka: 17.20 - Arrival time in Athens: 22.15
  • Possibility to change returning city to Thessaloniki instead of Athens, by leaving a comment in your reservation

Highlights

Tour Details

Sometimes you want to go somewhere that’s a little tricky to get to on your own. Maybe there isn’t good public transport, or maybe renting a car doesn’t appeal to you. Sometimes having to drive can really take away from the sights you want to see. It’s worth booking a tour package when having someone else handle the transportation arrangements so you can sit back and truly enjoy the experience. This tour includes the train tickets; transfer from and to Kalambaka train station, 1 night stay with breakfast in a 3 or 4-star hotel, 2 top rated tours, and activities at Meteora!

By booking a train tour through Visit Meteora you are free to travel at your own pace with no tour leaders or set schedules. This tour includes 2 different price options to choose from, the economy class which includes a 3-star hotel and the executive package with a 4-star hotel. In both options, 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! For more details on this tour, check the above section and read about the tour itinerary, see photos and videos or read the FAQ.

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.
  • Local expertise and 24/7 help and assistance during your trip.

Tour Itinerary

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Day 1,Athens to Meteora and Sunset Tour

Catch the train to Kalambaka of 08:20 am from Athens Railway Station and enjoy a trip that will give you the chance to admire the beauty of the Greek countryside. Upon your arrival in Kalambaka, around 13:30, our English speaking driver will be waiting for you at the train station, holding a signboard with your name on it to transfer you to your hotel. In the evening you will join the Meteora Sunset Tour to admire breathtaking views of Meteora and to discover all the hidden gems of this place.
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Day 2,Morning Tour and Meteora to Athens

Next morning, we give you the opportunity to choose the activity you prefer, the Meteora Hiking Tour or the Half-day Morning Tour. Our guide will meet you in the lobby to explore together Meteora and to discover the natural beauty and the cultural heritage of this area. Enjoy a journey back in time and learn the stories of the first hermits and monks who laid the foundations of the monastic community of Meteora. At around 17:00 our driver will pick you up to transfer you to the train station. At 17:22 pm the train departs from Kalambaka and arrives back to Athens at 22:15.

Location of the 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.

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.

Which hotel will I stay at?

We use only the best 3 and 4-star hotels in the area for your accommodation. All hotel we cooperate with have beautiful rooms and offer exceptional service.

Is breakfast included?

Yes, all hotel overnights include breakfast.

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 Nishant S on April 20, 2019

Train to Train Tour

Had an amazing experience with Visit Meteora- the guide, Katrina, was very knowledgeable and provided some splendid photo opportunities. If you only have a short time to cover meteora, signing up with Visit Meteora is a no-brainer!

Rating: by tamara_aus on April 18, 2019

Amazing tour

This tour was one of my highlights of the entire trip through Greece. The guide was not only incredibly knowledgeable but extremely passionate for his hometown and its history.

Rating: by Roam439772 on April 17, 2019

They were Amazing!!

From the reception at Kalabaka station to the lovely boutique hotel and all transfer - their timing was impeccable and the attitude super helpful. The tour guides were funny informative and considerate apart from being accommodating!! All in all a 5 star experience!!!

Rating: by SNDearden on April 14, 2019

3 Day Meteora and Delphi

Absolutely fantastic tour from start to finish! All the logistics were extremely organised and everything ran like clockwork. As part of my package I had the Sunset Tour and Half-day Tour and the the tour guide for both was so knowledgeable and engaging - I...

Rating: by Haru0202 on April 14, 2019

Amazing Visit to Meteora Thanks to Visit Meteora Tour Group

The tour was well put together with no hiccups along the way. The train tickets were issued well in advance and the 4-star hotel selected for us was very nice. The tours were very informative and a big thank you to our tour guide Vassilis...

Rating: by jsrdar on April 13, 2019

Great! Highly Recommended...simple and well done!

Booked the 3-day, 2-night trip to Meteora and Delphi. It was extremely well-done, totally taken care of, and great value for the money! We felt like the details were all thought of, the arrangements were all well thought out, and the guides AWESOME! This company...

Rating: by RatherBeInAlaska on April 13, 2019

Facinating Tour - Amazing Guide!

On the day we had scheduled the sunset tour it was very cloudy and threatening rain. As a result, we didn't get any kind of sunset views on the tour. However, by the time we drove to the overlook to view the (non-existent) sunset we...

Rating: by PKLS1 on April 13, 2019

Excellent half-day tour

Marvellous and magic place. The tour is very well organized with a very good pick-up service. The mini coach was new, clean and comfortable and it was driven by Costas - a very skilled and helpful driver. We were able to visit the inside of...

Rating: by TashaW204 on April 12, 2019

wonderful scenery, excellent guides

I had a lovely time as a solo traveler on this trip from Kalambaka. Katerina was a sweet and knowledgeable guide and our driver (Sotos? from memory i think?) was very friendly as well. Highly recommend this trip as a great way to see all...

Rating: by Sarah N on April 11, 2019

Great introduction to Meteora

We did the sunset tour with Jim. Thank you! It was a perfect preparation for our two day visit to the area and Jim was very knowledgeable on a whole range of subjects. The highlight was the fascinating tour of the Byzantine Church in town,...

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