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.

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  • 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 our 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 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: 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

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!

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.

IMPORTANT: The trains are not direct. You will switch trains at Paleofarsalos station on both trips.

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

Day 1,Thessaloniki to Meteora and Sunset Tour

Catch the train to Kalambaka at 08:18 am from Thessaloniki Railway Station. Upon your arrival in Kalambaka, around 11:30 am, 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 16:45 pm our driver will pick you up to transfer you to the train station. At 17:15 pm the train departs and you will switch trains at Paleofarsalos, arriving at back to Thessaloniki at 20:31 pm.

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 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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