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Meteora: 1-Day Rail Tour from Athens

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Meteora: 1-Day Rail Tour from Athens

From US$ 107.46 per person

Embark on a full-day trip from Athens that introduces you to the best of the Meteora rock formation and its incredible monasteries. Enjoy the convenience of train and limo minibus transport between all stops on your trip to this one of a kind destination.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Duration 1 day
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Live tour guide
English, Greek


  • Explore one of the world’s most popular UNESCO World Heritage Sites
  • See all 6 monasteries and admire the interior of 3 of them
  • Enjoy the convenience of pre-arranged transport between each stop
  • Learn the history and legends directly from the locals
Full description
Get an early start from Athens on a train departing at 7:20 a.m. from Kalambaka, a town located nearby the Meteora. Enjoy the scenic landscapes of the Greek countryside before arriving at 11:30 a.m. at Kalambaka's train station where you will find our guide holding a signboard with your name. Board a comfortable limo minibus to tour around Meteora. See all 6 monasteries and admire the interior of 3 of them. Let your guide tell you about the history and myths surrounding an ancient site where monks lived in almost complete isolation for centuries. After your tour, the bus will transfer you back to Kalambaka train station where your train back to Athens departs at 5:15 pm. 
  • Roundtrip train tickets from Athens to Meteora
  • Pickup/drop off from Kalambaka train station
  • English-speaking local tour guide
  • Small groups on Limo VIP minibus of up to 19 seats
  • Wi-Fi on the bus
  • Map of Meteora
  • All taxes
  • Transfer to the Athens railway station
  • Entrance fees for each monastery (3 euro per person)
  • Professional tour guide (on request)
  • Personal travel insurance
  • Gratuities (optional)
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Meeting point

Go to the Larissis train station of Athens and take the train to Kalabaka (on your own). Your guide will welcome you at rail station of Kalampaka.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat

Know before you go

  • The monasteries of Meteora have a strict dress code. Please ensure your legs and shoulders are covered.
  • Train e-tickets will be sent by email after your confirmation
  • Train tickets are issued for 2nd class seats as standard. If you wish to upgrade them to 1st class seats, you may choose to add them on to your booking
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 /5

based on 3 reviews

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Very good organization, great visit. The guide had excellent English, big plus for understanding, we loved it! The train journey is still quite long but inevitable, but it's worth it! Really delighted with the excursion. Visit 3 monasteries (for 3 € entry each time) and we end the day on a bus tour of meteors and other monasteries with a few stops to enjoy the view and take pictures.

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September 1, 2021

I contacted Get your guide thro whatsap and they were very prompt in responses. while booking the trip the trip included hotel pick up and drop off and when I requested the same , the tour operator responded saying it is not provided. Otherwise the trip was ok and the tour operator provided sandwich after the trip in Meteora.

August 18, 2019

Everything was great from start to finish. I highly recommend taking the full itinerary with the monastery tickets and restaraunt meal.

July 11, 2021

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