Two Days Rail Tour to Meteora from Thessaloniki

2 days / 1 night

Explore the best of Meteora!

Join our Two Days Rail Tour to Meteora 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
  • Round trip train ticket from/to Thessaloniki
  • First class train tickets upon request
  • Pick-up and drop off from Kalampaka train station to your hotel
  • Taxes & service fees
  • Join two top rated tours and activities

Exclusions

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

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 Thessaloniki: 10.20 - Arrival time in Kalabaka: 13.30
  • Departure time from Kalabaka: 17.20 - Arrival time in Athens: 22.40
  • Possibility to change returning city to Athens instead of Thessaloniki, 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 the 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.
  • Local expertise and 24/7 help and assistance during your trip.
  • 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

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Day 1,Thessaloniki to Meteora and Sunset Tour

Catch the train to Kalambaka at 10:22 am from Thessaloniki Railway Station. Upon your arrival in Kalambaka, around 13:30 pm, 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 back to Thessaloniki

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 pm our driver will pick you up to transfer you to the train station. At 17:22 pm the train departs and you will switch trains at Paleofarsalos, arriving at back to Thessaloniki at 21:40 pm.

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 Cathy492014 on February 18, 2019

Fabulous hike

We really enjoyed our hike with Vangelis (Evan for short). He identified all kinds of trees and plants for us. The crocuses were just beginning to appear on the mountain and it was very beautiful. There were only 4 people in our group so we...

Rating: by mimikosk on February 17, 2019

Excellent tour with excellent guide !

We visisted Meteora after Christmas and we had a tour in the Monasteries of Meteora me , my wife and my mother-in-low. The tour guide Dimitris he did the tour in english but also he gave many information to my mother-in-low who speaks only french...

Rating: by pslhk on February 16, 2019

Fantastic Hiking and Sunset tour

The landscape of the Meteora was amazing .The guides for both tours were informative and professional, and the tour was well organised at a reasonable price. Highly recommend!

Rating: by 427monicab on February 16, 2019

Amazing!

My husband and I came to Kalambaka to see the Meteora Monasteries and booked through our hostel this tour. Our tour guide Eva was absolutely amazing and we had a very personal tour (we are here in the shoulder season). I recommend this place 100%

Rating: by Guy_Needham on February 14, 2019

Fantastic Guide

What made this tour was our guide, Vasilys. He took the time to explain in detail the history of Meteora from the first hermits to today, and answered all of our questions patiently. Even though we didn't see the sun on our sunset tour, we...

Rating: by 749zvig on February 12, 2019

Great morning tour with Jimmy

My friend and I had a wonderful time this morning with Jimmy on a tour of Meteora. His knowledge and enthusiasm are second to none. We will be back for the hiking tour in the near future. Thanks so much Jimmy! Ευχαριστούμε πάρα πολύ από...

Rating: by bleachedquasar on February 6, 2019

Wonderful experience

I picked the 2 day 1 night tour from Athens to Meteora. It's a 5 hour train ride to the train station where Visit Meteora will pick you up in a tour bus. On the first day, we had time to grab a coffee, then...

Rating: by Pauline G on February 4, 2019

great tour

It was really interresting. The guide explain a lot of stuff about the city, the monestary ... really great ! It was a cloudy day so no sunset but we saw a another stuff beacause we have time ^^ So do this tour !

Rating: by Danaispanaki on February 3, 2019

Brilliant introduction to the area!

We have booked the half day tour which lasts for 4 hours. We had the opportunity to enter 3 monasteries and take an abundance of picturesque photographs. It was us and another 10 people so the number was ideal (not too crowded like during the...

Rating: by Cesare G on January 28, 2019

Great mini tour!

Best tour for the least amount of cash [25 pp in winter]. We were able to visit 3 monastries that were open. Great guide, too! Tons of photo ops during the tour. If you like crowds, go in summer and join the 2 million [yes]...

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