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Long day on the train but a great trip. Our driver was excellent, his knowledge of the monasteries added to our understanding. The monasteries were amazing both as spiritual places and as construction projects. A local restaurant prepared a superb dinner to take away for the train ride back to Athens. If I ever did it again, I'd spend two full days touring the monasteries. This is a "must see" place in Greece!
“Such a helpful guide and comfortable transport” Pick up was at the time appointed. The guide suggestions were just right. The time at the monasteries was just enough. The view points were spectacular and the weather was perfect. Thank you
Highly highly recommend this tour! We stayed in Athens and it is worth the 5 hour train ride to see Meteora. Absolutely stunning - especially with the fall colors! It is simply amazing to see how the monasteries were built right at the edge of the rocks. Vasilis was our tour guide and he made the tour so wonderful, very knowledgeable. Ask him to stop for gyros when you get off the train - they were fabulous! Oh and pay the extra for the Class A train ticket - well worth the extra price considering the amount of time spent on the train. A must-do when you visit Athens!
What a trip...5 boring hours of train Journey from Athens to Kalabaka, in midst was thinking why on the earth did we plan this...On reaching, everything changed in a jiffy...the long journey was forgotten as we were stunned, amazed, mesmerized or any other words in English dictionary which will bring out the exact feeling on watching both god and man 's creation of 6 remaining monasteries...The exact 3.5 Hours spent taking a tour and visiting 2 of the monasteries from inside was spectacular. Just wish the train journey could be a short one.The guideapologies, can't remember his name who picked us up from train station and drove us to the monasteries was very cheerful and friendly. He took pictures of us and even suggested locations where the photos will come great.
I wish we planned our trip better since we had to travel 6 hours to get there and 6 hours back all in one day but even then it was still worth it! Meteora is DEFINITELY a place to go see on your trip but I suggest spending a night!
Definitely a must visit if you are in Athens. Amazing and unique place. Totally worth the long day to get it done in a day without having to overnight outside the city. 1st class cabin is worth it as well. Your cabin holds 6 and has an outlet to charge your phone, door to block out track noise, a reclining seats, shades for the windows. The train has food and a washroom. Tour was just me and one other. The driver was friendly and very knowledgeable. He spoke good English as well. We went inside 2 monasteries well, 1 monastery and 1 nunnery, as well as many nice photo spots along the road. The only reason I didn't give this 5 stars is because it is expensive. You could definitely do it cheaper on your own by buying your own train ticket and hiring your own taxi for the few hours you are there. Although, you might not get as knowledgeable and friendly a driver.
Meteora is a must see of Greece. It's really great that there is a day trip option from Athens since there is not much else to see in the Kalambaka area. However, it IS a LONG day, so be prepared. The train ride is a solid 5 hours- one way. The contracted tour company used in Kalambaka is excellent. Both our guide and driver were great and took us to all the highlights.
“Tour piacevole ottima la guida, raccomandabile” Buona l'organizzazione precisa e puntuale Molto valida la guida esauriente e disponibile nonostante le difficoltà legate ai ritardi del treno (oltre un"ora e al ritorno lo stesso) ritardo che ha rischiato di compromettere il buon esito ( si è potuto visitare un solo monastero) nel complesso il giudizio è comunque positivo
This was the best day tour we had on our trip in Greece! If you are questioning if this day trip is for you, stop questioning. It is 100 worth it! It was a 5 hour train ride to Meteora but when we go there, we literally knew it was worth that long trip. Meteora is such an incredible place with incredible views of the perched monasteries. Our driver was amazing. He was knowledgable and took us to all the monasteries and pointed out places we would be able to take pictures. He also took our pictures and we couldn't have been any happier. To get a private driver who takes you everywhere and also helps you with photos makes the price of this tour worth it. We also had time to go back to the main town and have a quick dinner very cheap and very good food. Honestly, if there is one day tour you have to book - it is this one!
This day trip was awe inspiring. Vasillis, the tour guide, was very helpful, informative, polite, and willing to accommodate our needs. The train ride from Athens was long, but Meteora is worth it.