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Meteora Day Trip from Athens by Train

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Don't miss the opportunity during your stay in Athens to visit the breathtaking Meteora Monasteries with this amazing full day rail tour! Countless panoramic images will remain etched in your memory with the opportunity for video and photos along the way. 

Catch the train of 8:27a.m. to Kalambaka in the morning from the Athens Railway Station and enjoy a trip that will give you the chance to admire the beauty of the countryside. Arrive around 13:30 p.m. in Kalambaka, a small town built at the foot of the majestic grey rocks, and crowded by the METEORA Monasteries.  

Arriving in Kalambaka, our English speaking driver will be waiting you holding a signboard with your name on it and will transfer you to the Meteora Monasteries. For three hours you will have the time to explore at least two or three Monasteries. Meteora is included on the UNESCO world heritage monument list.

At the end of the day, our driver will transfer you back to Kalambaka, where you will have the time to scroll around and have a light lunch (not included). At 17:22 p.m. the train departs from Kalambaka, and arrives at 22:15 back to Athens.


  • Discover the astonishing Meteora
  • Visit the monasteries of Meteora
  • Visit a UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Excellent value for money
  • Flexibility to customize your itinerary to your own preferences

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Kalambaka station
Kalambaka station
The breathtaking Meteora
The breathtaking Meteora
Meteora Monasteries
Meteora Monasteries


Meteora Day Trip from Athens by Train | Economy class train ticket

Dates: 01/04/2017 to 31/03/2018 | per adult

  • Roundtrip rail tickets
  • Round-trip shared transfer in Kalambaka
  • English speaking driver
  • Local taxes
  • Entrance fees of the Monasteries
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Athens hotel pickup and drop-off
Additional Info:
  • To enter the monasteries, appropriate clothing is required. Ladies should not wear short skirts and must have long sleeves. Men are not allowed to wear shorts. All the mentioned prices are per person for two or more participants. In case of one traveller the single supplement option has to be chosen. The train for Kalambaka departs from the Athens rail station at 46 Deligianni street. You need to go at the rail station on your own at 08:00 having your printed train tickets with you. Few days before the activity, you will receive an e-mail with the e-tickets. Reservations are accepted 48 hours prior to the tour.

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Written by Tom, Wanakena, NY, United States | 05-14-2017 1 star 1 star 1 star 1 star 1 star
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!
Written by GYG, Australia | 05-02-2017 1 star 1 star 1 star 1 star 1 star
“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
Written by Stephan, Belgium | 04-06-2017 1 star 1 star 1 star 1 star 1 star
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!
Written by Tabushri, United Kingdom | 04-06-2017 1 star 1 star 1 star 1 star 1 star
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.
Written by James, Ireland | 04-06-2017 1 star 1 star 1 star 1 star 1 star
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!
Written by John, United Kingdom | 04-06-2017 1 star 1 star 1 star 1 star 1 star
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.
Written by bob, United States | 01-26-2017 1 star 1 star 1 star 1 star 1 star
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.
Written by GIUSEPPE, Italy | 12-05-2016 1 star 1 star 1 star 1 star 1 star
“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
Written by Gibbons, United States | 11-11-2016 1 star 1 star 1 star 1 star 1 star
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!
Written by cagoogirl, United Kingdom | 11-11-2016 1 star 1 star 1 star 1 star 1 star
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.
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Meteora - Unesco heritage site
Meteora - Unesco heritage site
Kalambaka station
Kalambaka station
The breathtaking Meteora
The breathtaking Meteora
Meteora Monasteries
Meteora Monasteries
Enjoy a full day tour by train
Enjoy a full day tour by train
A unique rail tour
A unique rail tour
Kalambaka city
Kalambaka city