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Meteora 2-Day Tour by Train from Thessaloniki

Meteora 2-Day Tour by Train from Thessaloniki

From US$ 203.58 per person

Explore the astonishing area of Meteora during a 2-day tour. Experience the diverse landscapes of the Greek countryside including breathtaking geological formations and ancient monasteries. Explore the town of Kalambaka and see its Byzantine church.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
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Duration 2 days
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Live tour guide
English, Greek
Small group
Limited to 13 participants

Experience

Highlights
  • Discover the breathtaking Meteora geological formations
  • See ancient monasteries and the Kalambaka byzantine church
  • Explore the beautiful and biodiverse Greek countryside
  • Enjoy a scenic train journey from Thessaloniki
  • Stay overnight in Kalambaka and explore the town
Full description
Start the tour at Central Railway station of Thessaloniki where the train departs. Pass by the foothills of the mythical Mt Olympus, which was the residence of 12 Olympian Gods. End at the Paleofarsalo train station near where the ancient Mirmidones tribe originated from, the legendary ancient warriors lead by Achileus who played an important role in the Trojan War.  Hop on another train to Kalambaka where you will be met by a guide to welcome you. Begin your breathtaking tour of Meteora rocks and marvel at the breathtaking geological formations at sunset. After this, you will be driven back to your hotel in Kalambaka for free time to explore the city and your overnight stay.  On the second day, choose between a midday tour or a hiking tour. After the tour, you will be driven back to Kalambaka where you will have free time to spend under the shadow of the giant rocks.
Includes
  • Pickup and drop-off to Kalambaka's train station
  • Round trip transportation from your accommodation either in Kalambaka or Kastraki
  • Round trip train ticket from/to Thessaloniki in economy class, an upgrade is possible upon request
  • 3-star hotel accommodation, with breakfast included, accommodation can be upgraded to 4-star upon request
  • Local Engish-speaking tour leader
  • Bottle of water on both days
  • Free Wi-Fi on board
  • All taxes and services
  • Entrance fees for the monasteries (€3)
  • Byzantine church entrance fee (€2)
  • Lunch and dinners
  • Museum visit
  • Gratuites (optional)
  • Travel insurance
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
  • People with heart problems
  • 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
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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Date

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Meeting point

Important: you must take the train yourself from Thessaloniki train station, departing for Kalambaka at 8:18 AM. Your guide will meet you holding a sign with your name on at the main entrance of Kalambaka Train Station, Kondili 59, Lárisa 412 22.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Comfortable clothes

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Sleeveless shirts

Know before you go

  • Due to the monasteries' strict dress code, men must wear trousers and a t-shirt or shirt with sleeves and women must wear a long skirt
  • The tour is offered in a small group with a maximum of 13 people
  • Babies up to 3 years old are free to join if they can share the seat with their parent
  • This tour is semi-independent, which means your tour guide will provide you with all necessary information about the monasteries on the bus, but will not escort you into them
  • Please wear comfortable shoes for walking on uneven surfaces. For some monasteries, walking up stairs is necessary.
  • Due to local regulations, you have to pay a hotel tax (between €1.50 and €4.00) at the hotel
  • Credit cards are not accepted for paying the monasteries' entrance fees
  • Animals are not allowed to enter the monasteries.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

5 /5

based on 3 reviews

Review summary

  • Value for money
    3/5
  • Safety
    5/5
  • Service
    5/5
  • Organization
    5/5

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the gide was wonderful, full of knowledge, funny and many stories

March 22, 2019

Very good.

There was a mixup regarding whether our tour would be in the morning or at noon on the second day. That said, everything was very professional, and we overlooked the confusion and rate the trip as excellent.

September 17, 2019

June 22, 2021

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