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: 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

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 07:20 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 11:31, 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 16:45 our driver will pick you up to transfer you to the train station. At 17:15 pm the train departs from Kalambaka and arrives back to Athens at 21:30.

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.

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 veritomateus on January 21, 2020

Incredible place to visit!

So I had a TERRIBLE starting experience. I missed the train for listening to someone telling me false information. This caused me to take a taxi to the next station which cost me every penny I had and more! I actually shorted the taxi driver...

Rating: by chrisettecerze on January 20, 2020

Fascinating experience

We participated to this excursion on 19/01, and I must say it was one of the best experiences I've ever done. The place is enchanting and the history of it leaves you speechless. Fortunately we had an amazing tour guide that explained us not only...

Rating: by Hildi B on January 17, 2020

Amazing Two Days

My mother and I signed up for the tour as a way to see more of Greece in our short time there. What we got was so much more. Everyone on the tour with us were great people and so friendly. As for the tour...

Rating: by brucesA5167LM on January 16, 2020

Highly Recommended

My girlfriend and I had one full day to see Meteora and decided to do two tours with Visit Meteora. In the morning we did the hiking tour. Since it was the off season it was just us and the guide Kostas. We had a...

Rating: by alfredaladdison on January 14, 2020

Visit Meteora

What an amazing trip and experience! I was traveling on my own and I had no issues whatsoever. When getting off of the train, I was greeted by the tour guide who was so sweet and amazing. We got a small tour of the city,...

Rating: by agnesemisina on January 9, 2020

Great

Must see place. Great tour and fabulous guide! Rich history and perfect picture places to make fabulous selfies.

Rating: by Mom6Wolfes on January 9, 2020

Convenient, scenic trip to a unique location

We loved this! We took the one day train trip from Athens. We were able to get to and from Meteora in one day - something we could not have accomplished any other way. The train was great - SPEND the extra money and upgrade...

Rating: by saglobetrot on January 9, 2020

Not to be missed tour

Eva was a wonderful tour guide and we loved the tour. It was very informative and had the right balance of time allotted to sights for wandering on your own

Rating: by marcobollett on January 9, 2020

An interesting experience

We have booked a guided tour of the monsastries on the rocks of Meteora with the pickup directly from our hotel. The minibus came on time. Guided tour was very interesting, there is so much to learn about this incredible site that visiting it on...

Rating: by 81Norel on January 7, 2020

Excellent

An excellent way to visit the extraordinary site of Meteora! I strongly recommend it. Well organised, friendly atmoshere and good level of information.

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