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Meteora: Full-Day Rail Tour From Thessaloniki

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Activity provider: Visit Meteora

Meteora: Full-Day Rail Tour From Thessaloniki

Activity provider: Visit Meteora
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From US$ 112.15 US$ 89.72 per person

Don't miss the opportunity during your stay in Thessaloniki to visit the breathtaking Meteora monasteries with this amazing full-day rail tour.

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Duration 14 hours
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  • Admire the beauty of the Greek countryside
  • Visit Kalambaka, a small town built at the foot of the majestic grey rocks
  • See the monasteries that make Kalambaka unique
Full description
Journey from Thessaloniki Railway Station to Kalambaka where your English-speaking driver will be waiting for you holding a signboard with your name on it and will transfer you to the Meteora monasteries via minibus.  Visit three monasteries and the hermit caves of Badovas on a 5-hour tour.  At the end of the day, your driver will transfer you back to Kalambaka, where you will have the time to stroll around and have a light lunch (not included). Arrive back in Thessaloniki at 8:31 PM.
  • Entry to three monasteries and the Badovas caves
  • English-speaking tour leader
  • Train tickets (sent in a separate mail)
  • 5-hour tour of Meteora
  • Free map and bottle of water
  • Free WiFi on-board the bus
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Entrance fees to the monasteries, 3 EUR per person for each monastery
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
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

Meet your guide on the parking lot at Kalampaka train station. The guide will be holding a signboard with your name written on it. You will journey there on your own by train, the tickets will be sent to you in a separate email by the local partner.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat
  • Sunscreen

Not allowed

  • Shorts
  • Short skirts
  • Sleeveless shirts

Know before you go

  • To enter the monasteries, appropriate clothing is required. Shoulders and knees must be covered for both men and women. Short skirts and shorts are not appropriate. You may be refused entry if you fail to comply with these dress requirements.
  • You will travel by train on your own (tickets included) and meet your guide at Kalambaka train station
  • The train journey is not direct, you have to change once at Palaiofarsalos station
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4.7 /5

based on 7 reviews

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a nice destination, only the train ride is overall very long

We had a great day in Meteora. It was off season and the weather was phenomenal. There were not many people traveling according to the season. The train ride including transfers has done well. We were received at the train station of Kalambaka. We were a small group of 4 people, which allowed us one stop or another more. Meteora should not be missed. A great panorama. The almost twice four hours train ride were then but quite a lot. But we are glad to have done it.

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March 3, 2019

Belle excursion fans un cadre magnifique

July 1, 2018

Short drive, great panorama, very busy guide

November 3, 2017

Product ID: 87641