Two Days Rail Tour to Meteora from Athens

Starting Time
2 days
Starting point
Free Cancellation
Free Cancellation

  • Two days tour to the UNESCO-listed Meteora monasteries
  • Half-board hotel accommodation based on your choice to suit your budget 
  • Stroll around the beautiful town of Kalambaka
  • Countless panoramic images along the train ride
  • Impressive views of the majestic Meteora grey rocks
  • Flexibility to customize your itinerary to your own preferences

Trains are the most spacious and comfortable mode of travel in Greece. Join our two days rail tour to Meteora and discover the history of the Byzantine Monasteries, listed as UNESCO World Heritage monuments. Countless panoramic images will remain etched in your memory with the opportunity for video and photos along the train ride.

1st DAY: Catch the train to Kalambaka of 08:10 a.m. from the Athens Railway Station and enjoy a trip that will give you the chance to admire the beauty of the countryside. Arriving in Kalambaka around 13:00, our English speaking driver will be waiting you holding a signboard with your name on it and transfer you to your hotel. You will have the whole afternoon to discover this picturesque small town built at the foot of the majestic grey rocks, and crowded by the Meteora Monasteries. Why not visit the Natural History Museum of Meteora & Mushroom Museum or enjoy an optional sunset tour to Meteora and admire breathtaking views.

2nd DAY: Next morning and after your breakfast, our guide will meet you in the hotel lobby to visit three main monasteries of Meteora and delve yourself into the natural beauty and the cultural heritage of this area. This guided tour will take you back in the dark ages and the story of the first hermits and monks who laid the foundations of what later on became the monastic community of Meteora. After the end, our driver will transfer you back to Kalambaka, where you will have the time for lunch (not included). At 17:35 p.m. the train departs from Kalambaka, and arrives at 22:00 back to Athens. 

  • Hotel accomodation (A class / T class)
  • Breakfast & Dinner in the hotel
  • Local expert guide on the half day tour
  • Hotel pick up/drop off service for half day tour
  • Round-trip transfers in Kalambaka
  • Roundtrip rail tickets
  • Hotel accommodation tax
  • Entrance fees of the Monasteries
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Hotel pick up/drop-off in Athens
  • Lunch, drinks & beverages

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 on twin sharing basis. In case of one traveler the single supplement option has to be chosen.

Hotel accommodation: A class (4*): Divani Meteora hotel or similar - T class (3*): Orfeas hotel or similar.

Hotel accommodation tax: Paid directly in hotels as following: 5* hotels - 4 Euro per room/per night, 4* hotels - 3 Euro per room/per night, 3* hotels - 1.5 Euro per room/per night.

Departure: The train for Kalambaka departs from the Athens rail station. You need to go at the Larissis 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. 

Please note that if A class tickets are not available, Key Tours is authorized to issue economy class tickets and provide a refund for the price difference between A and economy class tickets.


Cancel up to 48 hours prior the date of the experience for a full refund.


15 Reviews

Tim Chapman

April 7th, 2023
We would like to thank you for arranging the most amazing tour. The local guides Jim (evening tour) and Chris (morning tour) were outstanding.

Mr. Timothy Chapman

April 5th, 2023
We did the two day rail tour from Athens organised through Key Tours in Athens. We did both the sunset tour and the morning tour. The two tours are mutually...

Mr. Timothy Chapman

April 5th, 2023
The service from both you and your local partner in Kalambaka as well as ΟΣΕ and the Divani Meteora hotel was outstanding. We have used your services over the...

Patricia C

July 13th, 2020
The views are amazing! Totally worth it. The only comment is that Kalambaka town is really small and there is almost nothing to do there, so we decided to take...

Martha C

June 24th, 2020!

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