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Thessaloniki: Meteora Day Tour by Train with Optional Lunch

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Activity provider: Meteora Trip

Thessaloniki: Meteora Day Tour by Train with Optional Lunch

Activity provider: Meteora Trip
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Explore Meteora on a guided tour that includes round-trip train tickets from Thessaloniki. Discover Meteora's monasteries and learn all about the area's history and legends directly from a local.

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Duration 12 hours
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English, Greek


  • Discover the beauty of the countryside on the train ride to Meteora
  • Take advantage of the convenience of roundtrip train tickets
  • See all six monasteries and admire the interior of three of them
  • Learn the history and legends of the area directly from a local
  • Experience panoramic views and capture memorable photos
Full description

Discover the wonders of Meteora on a guided day trip from Thessaloniki. Enjoy a scenic train ride to Kalabaka with included round-trip tickets and taste local flavors during an optional lunch at a restaurant.

Redeem your train e-ticket (received after booking) for the morning 8:56 AM train departure from Thessaloniki’s railway station to Kalabaka on your own. Embark on a train ride through the Greek countryside and admire the beautiful landscapes. At 12:03 PM, arrive at Kalabaka’s train station, where a tour guide will be waiting for you holding a signboard with your name on it. Board a minibus and officially begin your unforgettable journey to this true wonder called Meteora. During the guided tour, see all six of Meteora's monasteries and admire the interior of three of them. View some of Meteora’s most spectacular hidden gems like the ancient Chapel of Doupiani and the magnificent St. George “Mandilas” cave. Discover the “other side” of Meteora as you explore. Learn the truth about why the hermits settled in these imposing caves a thousand years ago and how the monks achieved the impossible. As the trip comes to a close, enjoy the breathtaking panoramic views and capture some amazing photos that you will cherish forever.

At around 4:30 PM, enjoy transfer back to Kalabaka’s train station or at a nearby local restaurant if the optional lunch is selected. Enjoy approximately an hour of free time to explore Kalabaka on foot before taking the 6:22 PM train back to Thessaloniki.

  • Roundtrip train tickets (Thessaloniki to Kalabaka)
  • Pickup and drop-off at Kalabaka’s train station
  • Transportation by minibus with on-board Wi-Fi
  • Local guide
  • Lunch (if add-on selected at check-out)
  • Transfer to and from Thessaloniki’s railway station
  • Entrance fees of each monastery (3 euros per person)
  • Guided tour inside the monasteries (available upon request)
  • Meal (unless the lunch option is selected)
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • 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

Make your way to Thessaloniki’s railway station and take the 08:18 AM train to Kalambaka on your own using the e-tickets that will be sent to you via email shortly after your booking. Your guide will welcome you at Kalambaka's train station and will be holding a signboard with your name on it.

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What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat
  • Camera

Not allowed

  • Shorts
  • Short skirts
  • Sleeveless shirts
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 /5

based on 12 reviews

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We loved the day out, the instructions on how to get to the meeting point by train were clear, trains were comfortable (just be sure to ask what platform it leaves from as there were no signs). Our guide was very sweet, cheerful and funny. The monasteries were simply beautiful. Even the little city of Kalambaka. It was definitely all worth it despite the long train ride. Highly recommended!

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September 15, 2022

The activity was wonderful the guides were so friendly and incredibly helpful. It was a super super long day but I felt that we got to see a lot and amount of time that they gave us at each place was perfect and I really love that we got to have a snack before we started out. The monestaries were amazing breathtaking in terms of the views. The guys were great it was overall a great experience would highly recommend! Only thing that I would improve on is the explanation of the tour. You leave at 8:45 in the morning on the train and Not back to Thessaloniki until 10:45 PM. I feel like this could’ve been a bit more clearly stated in terms of the itinerary. The other question that I had about the lunch was what it was exactly as I do have some dietary restrictions. The included “lunch” is actually at 5 o’clock or so so I think that could be important to mention. You can get a snack spinach pie at 12.

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July 6, 2022

Tres belle excursion aux Meteores avec Maria notre guide qui nous a tout tres bien expliqué sans tabou. Juste peut etre prevenir que le dejeuner est a 16h et dommage qu'il n'y ait pas d'option pour acheter ses tickets de trains par soi meme. Sinon tres bonne organisation nous avons reussi a esquiver la foule a chaque fois. Attention le retour est tres tardif.

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September 23, 2022


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