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tripadvisortripadvisorMeteora Day Trip from Athens by Train

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4.9 out of 5 based on 166 reviews
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tour time:
07:20
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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 three different monasteries & enjoy the view of the majestic grey rocks
  • Small group tour of maximum 12 people
  • 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 expert escort 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 three Monasteries as well as the hermit caves of Badovas. Meteora is included in the UNESCO world heritage monument list.

At the end of the day, our escort will transfer you back to Kalambaka, where you will have the time to stroll 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
  • Transport by luxury A/C vehicle with WiFi
  • Expert English speaking escort
  • Free Map and bottle of water
  • Local taxes
  • Entrance fees of the Monasteries
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Athens hotel pick up and drop-off
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Keeping you safe (COVID-19 measures): The tour in Meteora will be a small group one and social distance will be kept during the journey by train to ensure a safe travel experience for you. Face masks are required for travellers in public areas.

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 train tickets with you.

Train Tickets: Few days before the activity, you will receive an e-mail with the e-tickets. 

 

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4.9 out of 5 based on 166 reviews
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Beautiful scenery like no other place! Tour guide and driver were great. There is a lot of climbing up and down stairs. It is a long day with the train ride from athens to kalabaka.

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Paisajes increíbles. Acompañamiento del guía inmejorable. Viaje digno de recomendar. No te pierdas conocer uno de los lugares más espectaculares de la cristiandad
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We had a great visit and would recommend this tour however prepare for a few things. First of all the train trip is 4 hours one way and there was no food served on the train so be prepared. Once we arrived someone was waiting for us and knew that we had not eaten therefore had a little surprise stop at a small family run restaurant that had amazingly good freshly cooked food for us to purchase. We had a local guide who was born and raised in the area and she did an amazing job explaining all the monasteries that we visited along with some great details about the hermit priests that live in the area. The second thing to be prepared for is how strenuous the walks are to the monastery. One in particular had a very steep incline to reach the top and that was our second out of four monasteries that we visited. Unfortunately this left us a bit tired and we ended up not walking up to the fourth monastery. The views are amazing and the monasteries were a treat to visit.

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We had a great visit and would recommend this tour however prepare for a few things. First of all the train trip is 4 hours one way and there was no food served on the train so be prepared. Once we arrived someone was waiting for us and knew that we had not eaten therefore had a little surprise stop at a small family run restaurant that had amazingly good freshly cooked food for us to purchase. We had a local guide who was born and raised in the area and she did an amazing job explaining all the monasteries that we visited along with some great details about the hermit priests that live in the area. The second thing to be prepared for is how strenuous the walks are to the monastery. One in particular had a very steep incline to reach the top and that was our second out of four monasteries that we visited. Unfortunately this left us a bit tired and we ended up not walking up to the fourth monastery. The views are amazing and the monasteries were a treat to visit.

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This is a full day experience, so be prepared and rest up. That said, it was easily one of the more interesting tours I’ve been on in Europe. Worth it to go with a guide who can answer your questions and shed light on the history of Meteora. Highly recommended.

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The Key Tours group was amazing! They were able to rebook us on the next day when we found out our train from Athens was delayed over 5 hours! Meteora is amazing and the tour guide and van driver were so helpful and informative! The train ride allowed us to see the geography of Greece even though we stayed in Athens our entire visit! Plus some delicious food in Kalambaka! Thanks. The rock formations, nunneries, monasteries, hermit monk caves were all such a great learning and breathtaking experience.

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Our day trip on the train to Meteora was spectacular. The train was very easy to navigate with no transfers needed. Our guide, Katie, met us right at the station as promised. Every stop was so memorable it is hard to even know where to start. Our guide Katie and our excellent driver were the best part of the tour. Katie was absolutely magnificent and our driver was a genius navigating those mountain roads. I would definitely recommend this trip to any visiting Athens.

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