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Meteora Day Trip from Athens by Train
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4.9 out of 5 based on 26 reviews
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tour time :
08:20
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duration :
14 Hours
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starting point :
Athens
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  • Discover the astonishing UNESCO-listed Meteora in one day
  • Countless impressive views of the countryside during the train ride
  • Visit two different monasteries & enjoy the view of the majestic grey rocks
  • Flexibility to customize your itinerary to your own preferences 
  • Free time to explore the town of Kalabaka
  • Excellent value for money
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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 8:20 a.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 Peloponnesian 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.

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  • Roundtrip rail tickets based on your choice
  • Round-trip shared transfer in Kalambaka
  • Expert English speaking driver
  • Local taxes
  • Entrance fees of the Monasteries
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Athens hotel pick up and drop-off
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Entrance to the monasteries: Appropriate clothing is required. Ladies should not wear short skirts and must have long sleeves. Men are not allowed to wear shorts.

Prices: All the mentioned prices are per person for two and more participants. In case of one traveler the single supplement option has to be chosen.

Departure: The train for Kalambaka departs from the Athens rail station. You need to go at the rail station on your own at 08:00 having your printed train tickets with you.

Train Tickets: Few days before the activity, you will receive an e-mail with the e-tickets. Reservations are accepted 48 hours prior to the tour.

Reservations: Reservations are accepted 48 hours prior to the tour. 

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4.9 out of 5 based on 26 reviews
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Reviewed July 18, 2018

The tour guide made the trip
The tour guide was amaizing. The train ride is super exhausting but Meteora is worth it.

AnibalUnited States
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Reviewed May 31, 2018

Meteora is a magical place, worth visiting if you travel to Athens. It's a 4 to 5 hr train trip but very scenic along the way. Key Tours guides were very punctual, and were waiting for us outside the Kalambaka train station. From there we went by bus to the magical world of monasteries built year ago on the tips of the mountains, with such precision, that they seem heavenly. You are given time to go inside 2 monasteries, if you like and visited many others. Trip is good for any kind of travelers (kids included)

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Reviewed May 29, 2018

Fantastic trip. The train was very comfortable and the views stunning. The guide/driver was there to meet us, and he was very helpful and full of information. An excellent and kind guide. The monasteries were so beautiful and the area very different and beautiful. I can warmly recommend this trip.

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Reviewed May 21, 2018

Visiting Meteora was one of the best experiences of my trip to Greece and probably one of the most beautiful experiences in my life! The five hour train ride is more than worth it to visit this beautiful place. Key tours did a great job with this tour since the time is limited when you arrive in Kalabaka. This tour was worth every penny and I would recommend Key Tours to everyone planning on visiting Meteor

NewlymU.K.
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Reviewed April 30, 2018

The few hours in Meteora were well worth this trip! We had Ilias as our guide. He was very timely and courteous and it was like our own private car. He stopped at the best sites for us to take photos and answered all of our questions. You can tell how much he loves his town and is proud of it. He even stayed with us for dinner and walked us right to the train door for our trip back to Athens. We saw two monasteries and stopped at plenty of other great viewing spots along the way. If you only have one day to visit Meteora you won't be disappointed

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Reviewed April 12, 2018

Having done some fantastic train trips ( High speed trains) in Taiwan during a recent holiday, this journey seemed endless because it's a much slower train in comparison, there is no wifi and no hot meals are available during nearly 6 hour train ride each way! The monastries are amazing because it's hard to imagine how they built those structures in highly inaccessible places but it's only a couple of hours tour and one spends nearly 12-14 hours on the train just for that short trip. I wish they find a better means of transportation so that people actually spend more time on the Meteora Tour itself. We booked with Viator and I specifically asked them about the meals because one spends breakfast, lunch and dinner time on the train and they never reverted to me. The time between the train rides is spent rushing on the tour and there is hardly any time to pick up food in Meteora (specially if it's a Sunday- everything closes by 4-5pm). So pls do your research and see if your time is better spent in Athens :)

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Reviewed July 25, 2017
“Visite extraordinaire mais ballade en train interminable” La visite du site est tout simplement incroyable et le guide est une réelle valeur ajoutée. cependant, le trajet de train d'une heure de plus qu'annoncé est plutot penible car cel nous gruge une heure de visite et precipite la tournee des monastères. Malgré tout nous jugeons que cela en vaut la peine. En fin de compte, nous pensons qu'il est tout de meme preferable de faire cela en train
JeanCanada
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