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Meteora Full-Day Trip from Athens by Train

Meteora Full-Day Trip from Athens by Train

From US$ 103.89 per person

Enjoy views of the Greek countryside, visit 3 monasteries, and explore the hermit caves of Badovas. Stop at the small town of Kalambaka.

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Duration 14 hours
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Live tour guide
English
Private or small groups available

Experience

Highlights
  • Travel from Athens to the UNESCO-listed Meteora monasteries
  • Visit 3 amazing clifftop monasteries and the hermit caves of Badovas
  • Customize your itinerary to meet your interests
  • Admire the breathtaking views from the 'Panorama Rock'
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Take a day out of your sightseeing in Athens to visit the spectacular clifftop Meteora monasteries on this 14-hour excursion by train.

Catch the train for Kalambaka at 7:20 AM from Athens railway station. Admire the beauty of the countryside along the way. At 11:30 AM, arrive in Kalambaka, a small town built at the foot of rocky grey cliffs crowned by the monasteries of Meteora, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Spot your English-speaking driver upon arrival in Kalambaka, holding a signboard with your name on it. Be shown to the vehicle that’ll take you to the monasteries, where you have around 4 hours to visit 3 of them, as well as the hermit caves of Badovas.

At the end of the day, be transferred back to Kalambaka. Enjoy some time to explore the town and enjoy a light lunch (not included in the tour price). At 5:15 PM the train departs Kalambaka, arriving in Athens at 9:25 PM.

Includes
  • Round-trip train tickets
  • Pickup and drop-off from Kalambaka train station
  • Transportation by luxury air-conditioned bus with WiFi after getting off the train
  • English or Spanish-speaking local guide (depending on the option selected)
  • Panoramic views of the monasteries
  • Free map and bottle of water
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Monastery entrance fees (€3 per person)
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities (optional)
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users
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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Important information

Know before you go

  • To enter the monasteries, appropriate clothing is required. Knees and shoulders must be covered for both men and women.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.5 /5

based on 170 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.9/5
  • Transportation
    4.6/5
  • Value for money
    4.3/5
  • Safety
    4.5/5

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My friend and I loved this experience! We're both studying abroad in Athens, and didn't have means of transportation to get us all the way to Meteora/Kalambaka, so this was the perfect setup. Our guide was knowledgeable and made the experience really fun. It was great to hear about the place from her perspective since she's grown up around the monasteries. The only thing I would critique would be the tight schedule. There were a few times we felt a bit rushed - like when we first got off the train and had to rush through breakfast, as well as from monastery to monastery. However, it is a necessary evil to see as much as we did in a day. For any future travelers, I would suggest bringing snacks or energy drinks (it's an early and long train ride!) to keep your spirits up. Otherwise, absolutely wonderful trip that I highly recommend if you have a free day for adventure!

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November 23, 2021

Maria was very friendly, informative and made the day most enjoyable. Her own personal stories about growing up in the area gave the tour a more personal touch which I liked. We visited three monasteries (with ample time in each of them) and also stopped at wonderful viewpoints to enjoy views of all 6 monasteries, plus the valley and further! The 4-hour train ride (to and back) is tiring, but the visit and views at Meteora was worth the travelling. (someone also mentioned - make sure you bring snacks for the train ride!)

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November 11, 2021

Quite a long trip to Meteora and back - but totally worth it! Beautiful landscape, fantastic history, and our guide was so knowledgeable and fun, she not only taught us so much about this spot but also talked about her personal experiences in that area which was a nice addition. Totally recommend!

November 6, 2021

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