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Meteora Day Trip from Athens by Train
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4.8 out of 5 based on 95 reviews
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tour time:
07:20
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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 7:20 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 countryside. Arrive around 11:30 a.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 two 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 17:15 p.m. the train departs from Kalambaka, and arrives at 21:25 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
Additional Info

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.

Departure: The train for Kalambaka departs from the Athens rail station. You need to go at the rail station on your own at 07:00 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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4.8 out of 5 based on 95 reviews
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Reviewed May 14, 2019

"Super"

LiseCanada
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Reviewed April 30, 2019

Excellent experience

Very good experience. Guide was extremely good in explaining the history and gave ample time to visit the places. Thanks a lot.

RamkumarIndia
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Reviewed April 24, 2019

A great experience in Meterora

We visited the Meteora on April 24, 2019 with guide Katherina and her driver Kostas. We enjoyed the experience not only because of the spectacular landscapes and the centuries-old history of the monasteries, but also because of Katherina's explanations and the delicate attention she paid to each of our group members. A must do do during your trip in Greece !!

Simon RUnited Kingdom
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Reviewed April 11, 2019

Incredible Viewpoints

Though this is quite the journey from Athens to Kalampaka by train, the tour is totally worth it! Eva was an amazing guide - very knowledgeable, energetic and friendly. The views and history are unmatchable and worth taking the time. Unlike anything I’ve ever seen!

Alexa WUnited States
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Reviewed April 2, 2019

Emozionante

Stancante ma ne valeva la pena

Alessandro NItaly
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Reviewed March 21, 2019

“De magnifiques vues qui se méritent”

Paysage unique Timing maîtrisé par le guide Des lieux préservés Un long trajet en train à accepter

SebastienFrance
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Reviewed March 13, 2019

A long day but so worth it

There is a five hour train ride EACH WAY (the struggle was real) so make sure to grab a snack at the Everest in the train station before you board. I had our tickets downloaded to my phone which was fine but they recommend that you print your ticket. I’d do it before you come, there are internet cafes but printing at home can save you the hassle. We got the Class A Tickets which were nice since we were in a private car with only six seats. The cabin did fill up on the way back but on the way there about half way through the trip we had the cabin to ourselves. You are riding the train until ,what was for us, the last stop, that station is called Kalambaka or Καλαμπάκα and should be written on the train ticket, There wasn't anyone to tell us when to get off but we figured it out pretty easily by the amount of people (I think literally every one left on board) getting off and the tour buses parked by the station. The bathroom at the station was an adventure in itself and one I would never like to repeat.

Even with the craziness of the train ride the tour was so worth it. The Monasteries are magnificent and the amount of history and information the tour guide knows is impressive. The bus was spacious air conditioned and water was provided as well as a meal if you pay extra otherwise there was a snack cart outside the first monastery There is a three euro entrance fee for the monasteries and for women you will need to grab a long skirt which is provided. After the tour we had a little time before the train left to go get food from the grocery store, café, BBQ place that were near the station.

The taxi situation at the train station in Athens was a headache for us, I would recommend scheduling a pick up if you can.

Kara WUnited States
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