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Meteora Day Trip from Athens by Train
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4.8 out of 5 based on 103 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
  • 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 about four hours you will have the time to explore two Monasteries as well as the hermit caves of Badovas. 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
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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.

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 103 reviews
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Reviewed June 21, 2019

Vues et photos magnifiques

La guide était drôle, sympathique et parlait plusieurs langues et le conducteur a pris plusieurs photos pour moi, de très bonnes photos même.

JasonUnited States
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Reviewed June 5, 2019

Had an amazing day with Ilias, who were our private driver and guide! He showed us some incredible monasteries and beautiful views. The long train ride from Athen was definitely worth it! A very memorable trip.

WendyNorway
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Reviewed June 5, 2019

“Perfect day that exceeded expectations and flawless”

LeeannaUnited States
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Reviewed June 3, 2019

Amazing overall

This was one of the best tours I've ever done. The tour guide and the driver were very kind, enthusiastic, and knowledgable. It was the perfect balance of taking pictures, history, and sightseeing. I would recommend this as a must-do trip for anyone!

GraceUnited States
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Reviewed May 28, 2019

“Perfect day that exceeded expectations and flawless”

LeeannaUnited States
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Reviewed May 28, 2019

Fun trip!

My family did not have much time in athens but we still wanted to see meteora, so we took out one day to go. They have you take the 7am train into the city that meteora is by (4 hour train from athens one way) and they meet you at the end location. I would recommend getting the first class tickets if you can since it is not that much more expensive and you get a private 6 person room. Also, make sure you get to the train station early because there is only one train in and one train out every day. Because of the limited trains, (at least in may when we did the tour) the schedule is pretty limited and felt a little rushed.

The first thing theybdid was bring us to a small restaurant to grab lunch - they gave us 10 minutes. We got one of each of their options, a cheese pie, spinach pie, and cold turkey sandwich. THE SPINACH PIE WAS SO DELICIOUS I WOULD RECOMMEND GETTING THAT ONE FOR SURE. They did a very good job bringing us to the best veiws, and also brought us to some monasteries. We were allowed to go to 2, we had 45 min at the first location and 25 min at the second location. Personally i thought the view was much more breathtaking than the actual monasteries were so we only went in the first one. At the same time it would have also been nice if we had more time to explore the monastery, maybe just picking one place and spending more time at that location would have made the trip feel better. Our guide also gave us a lot of information and history of the site! It was very educational :)

At the end of the day they dropped us off with about 1.5 hours before our train took off to give us time to eat and relax, i thought it would have been better if the tour ran a little longer to give us more time, but it was really nice to have the time to ourselves to enjoy the city and get dinner before heading back. Overall, i think if you have more time i would try to do a 2 day trip. But if youre short on time like i was i would recommend this trip as it was very comprehensive !

JennieUnited States
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Reviewed May 27, 2019

IMPERDIBLE!!!!

Es fácil tomar el tren con destino a Kalambaka, se recomienda tomar el de las 8 am y también recomiendo alojar en Kastraki para así alcanzar a ver varios monasterios y regresar al día sgte, todos los taco tienen tarifas estándar, recomiendo bajar a pie ya que las vistas y fotografías que se pueden lograr son impresionantes, de verdad es uno de los lugares más bellos que he visitado en mi vida !

Paola
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