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 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

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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 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 morganraejulius on September 21, 2019

Very Helpful

We booked an e-bike tour through Visit Meteora. It was very easy to do! When walking through town while we were in Meteora, we saw their office and stopped in. The woman inside was super helpful and gave us a “tour” through a map! Definitely...

Rating: by Ralph K on September 20, 2019

Half day hiking tour Meteora

Lovely hiking tour. Beautifull views of the envirement and the hiking trail is quiet. The group is small (Max 12 people) and the guide knows a lot about the history. Its so special to visit the monasterys by foot. Highly recommended!

Rating: by 795flaviom on September 19, 2019

Excellent tour

A comfortable vehicle, a small group, a friendly, informative and Meteora passionate guide, means a perfect tour. We enjoyed it very much.

Rating: by Kaf80 on September 19, 2019

Amazing & great!

Amazing views & nicely organized trip! Small bus was very comfy. We had a nice young lady as our guide- who was a local from Kalabaka- full of knowledge of the history & geology of the region.

Rating: by ישראל ג on September 19, 2019

excllent trip

very interesting trip. the guide gave a lot of information about the monastaries and the history of the area very recommnded trip. the guide was very very good

Rating: by JohnK1279 on September 19, 2019

Amazing Time

Booked the half day tour and I was not disappointed the guide (Vasilis) was informative and very engaging and friendly and I highly recommend this tour to anyone wanting to visit the best of the best of this overwhelming historic site.

Rating: by LesM105 on September 18, 2019

Sunset tour

Katerina was an excellent guide with so much local knowledge. We were taken to great spots with lots of stops for photo ops.

Rating: by catherinedevaublanc on September 18, 2019

Meteora sunset tour

Very interesting trip. The different places discovered during the tour perfectly complete the visits of the monastries that you can do by yourself. Good guide. I highly recommend.

Rating: by OzCarebear on September 17, 2019

Sunset Tour

We did the sunset tour with Katerina and Costa (apologies if I spelt your names wrong). Costa is a great driver expertly navigating cars, buses, people and goats. He expertly navigated the winding roads & I didn’t have to worry about being car sick after...

Rating: by RAnnDomized on September 17, 2019

Athens to Meteora (Day Trip)

I decided to visit Meteora on my last day in Greece because well, why not. Visit Meteora took care of booking my train tickets so all I had to do was show up at the Athens train station. When I arrived in Kalambaka, the tour...

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