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Full-Day Meteora Tour from Athens by Train provided by Visit Meteora Travel

Full-Day Meteora Tour from Athens by Train

Full-Day Meteora Tour from Athens by Train
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Duration:
14h
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Group size:
16
Service animals allowed
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
  • Duration:
    14h
  • Taking Covid-19 safety measures
  • Group size:
    16
  • Service animals allowed
  • Ticket type:
    Mobile
  • Free cancellation
About
The tour starts from Larissis train station in Athens, where you will board the train on your own for the trip to Kalabaka-Meteora at 07:20 in the morning. Enjoy a scenic rail trip through the beautiful Greek countryside. Around 11:30 am the train arrives in Kalabaka train station where our guide will be waiting for you holding a signboard with your name. You will board a Limo VIP minibus of up to 19 seats to take you on a tour around the site of Meteora to enjoy breathtaking views and to visit the ancient monasteries. See all the six active monasteries, enjoy brief stops on the best breathtaking viewpoints of Meteora, discover the hidden hermit caves and to visit inside 3 monasteries of Meteora. At around 16:20 in the afternoon, the bus will transfer you back to Kalambaka train station for your trip back to Athens. The train departs at 17:15 pm so, you will have more than an hour free time to walk in the town’s center or to enjoy a meal. You will arrive in Athens at around 21:25.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 14h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
What to expect
  • The journey begins at the Athens Railway Station in the morning, where you’ll catch the train on your own with provided tickets. Relax and take in the diverse scenery of the Grecian countryside on the roughly 4-hour journey to reach Kalambaka, the town closest to Meteora. When you arrive, an English-speaking driver awaits you in a Mercedes Sprinter minivan equipped with air conditioning and onboard Wi-Fi. Travel through a landscape of green valleys dotted with dramatic grey cliffs to reach Meteora, a World Heritage site built by Greek Orthodox monks who inhabited these incredible hard-to-reach sanctuaries high above ground. Visit three active monasteries, spending about 45 minutes inside each one (entrance fees not included). See the others from the outside on a van tour and discover the hermit caves of Badovas, stopping for frame-worthy photos at each site. A take-away lunch of sandwiches is provided. After touring, return to Kalambaka and say goodbye to your driver back at the train station. You will have about an hour of free time to walk in the town’s center before hopping on the return train to Athens, where you'll arrive in the late evening.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 14h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
  • The journey begins at the Athens Railway Station in the morning, where you’ll catch the train on your own with provided tickets. Relax and take in the diverse scenery of the Grecian countryside on the roughly 4-hour journey to reach Kalambaka, the town closest to Meteora. When you arrive, an English-speaking driver awaits you in a Mercedes Sprinter minivan equipped with air conditioning and onboard Wi-Fi. Travel through a landscape of green valleys dotted with dramatic grey cliffs to reach Meteora, a World Heritage site built by Greek Orthodox monks who inhabited these incredible hard-to-reach sanctuaries high above ground. Visit three active monasteries, spending about 45 minutes inside each one (entrance fees not included). See the others from the outside on a van tour and discover the hermit caves of Badovas, stopping for frame-worthy photos at each site. A take-away lunch of sandwiches is provided. After touring, return to Kalambaka and say goodbye to your driver back at the train station. You will have about an hour of free time to walk in the town’s center before hopping on the return train to Athens, where you'll arrive in the late evening.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 6575P10
Call +44 12 2492 8241
Important information
Inclusions
  • Tour escort/host
  • Bottled water
  • Transport by air-conditioned vehicle with wifi
  • Round trip train tickets
  • Small size groups up to 15 people.
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Entrance fees (3 euros per person at each monastery)
  • State Licensed guide
  • Lunch
  • Entry/Admission - Meteora
  • Entry/Admission - Varlaam Monastery
  • Entry/Admission - Agios Stefanos
Duration
14h
Departure details
  • St. Larissis, Athens 104 37, Greece This tour starts at 07:20 from Athens Larissis train station.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • A small amount of walking is involved, but in the monasteries there are stairs to climb
  • To enter the monasteries, appropriate clothing is required; Ladies should not wear short skirts and must have long sleeves; Men are not allowed to wear shorts
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 16 travellers
Inclusions
  • Tour escort/host
  • Bottled water
  • Transport by air-conditioned vehicle with wifi
  • Round trip train tickets
  • Small size groups up to 15 people.
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Entrance fees (3 euros per person at each monastery)
  • State Licensed guide
  • Lunch
  • Entry/Admission - Meteora
  • Entry/Admission - Varlaam Monastery
  • Entry/Admission - Agios Stefanos
Departure details
  • St. Larissis, Athens 104 37, Greece This tour starts at 07:20 from Athens Larissis train station.
Duration
14h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • A small amount of walking is involved, but in the monasteries there are stairs to climb
  • To enter the monasteries, appropriate clothing is required; Ladies should not wear short skirts and must have long sleeves; Men are not allowed to wear shorts
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 16 travellers
Travel safe during COVID-19
Last updated: 16 Jun 2020
A note from Full-Day Meteora Tour from Athens by Train
Due to the current COVID situation, all Monasteries of Meteora will no longer be providing skirts and shawls at the entrances. Sleeveless clothing and shorts over the knee for men are prohibited and you‘ll be denied access if dressed that way. For ladies skirts below the knee are required.
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Face masks provided for travellers
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CindyRS
Florida19 contributions
Dec 2021 • Couples
Wow! Such a phenomenal tour. Visually and spiritually amazing! So wonderful to have a driver and guide to help us get to and understand what we were witnessing and visiting.
Written 1 January 2022
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jlewis9889
Houlton, ME30 contributions
Dec 2021 • Solo
The monasteries and the surrounding towns are absolutely amazing and a must see! I stayed in Athens and took the 4 hour train ride from Athens station to Kalambaka and even the train ride was awesome because of all the beautiful scenery. There is also a galley car in case you run out of time in the morning for breakfast. Once you get to the monasteries the tour is excellent. You will see 3 monasteries and if you’re lucky even be able to talk to the monks who live there. I had an amazing time and this was definitely a highlight of my trip and something I will never forget!
Written 8 December 2021
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cheyebar
Seattle, WA5 contributions
Nov 2021
This was a cool tour! The train ride from Athens to Meteora is beautiful but is 4 hours one way so be sure to factor that in to your plans. Definitely recommend getting the first class ticket so you can have a private cabin (unless you're with only 2 people then you may have to share). The tour and guide was knowledgable and we saw so many spectacular sights. There is a lot of steps and a lot of walking though which was fine for me but I saw many older people who had a tough time.
Written 28 November 2021
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Rachel B
Seattle, WA1 contribution
Nov 2021 • Friends
This was such a fascinating tour and we enjoyed our guide, Vasili's wide knowledge of the area and the monastatic life. It truly felt like we were transported to another world and we just couldn't stop saying 'wow!'. The train was long so definitely get the first class tickets! We were able to enjoy the whole car to ourselves. Don't forget to bring cash since it is 3 euros to get into each monastery. Women will have to buy a scarf towrap around like a skirt if you are wearing pants (another 3 euros). Don't miss theopportunity to go here, it felt like a once in a lifetime experience. You will have to climb lots of stairs but they give you enough time at each place to take it slow. Thanks, Vasili, for a wonderful time!
Written 24 November 2021
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Luke C
1 contribution
Nov 2021
Kate was amazing, and handled some unexpected hurdles very well. It also seems the last portion of our tour was a bit special compared to others, as some of the people we talked with on the train did know much about the last remaining hermit.
Written 19 November 2021
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Linda L
Winnipeg, Canada32 contributions
Nov 2021 • Friends
This was a fascinating tour of a really stunning area of Greece. The train ride was long--4 hours each way, so it was worth paying a little extra for a first class carriage. Our guide, Vasili, and our driver were locals and extremely knowledgeable of the area and the 3 monasteries we visited, as well as the history of the monastic movement there. For anyone interested in the history of Christianity, this is a must-see; it's also worthwhile for anyone interested in the history of the area in general.

My major caveat is that this is super demanding physically. I damaged my Achilles tendon shortly before this trip and simply could not manage the stairs at the first two, and while I was able to visit the third, I wasn't able to manage the flight to the WC. That being said, Vasili and our driver were really amazing, giving me the time I needed without pressuring me to hurry up, letting me stay comfortably in the bus, and taking gorgeous photos for me. I can't say enough great things about them!
Written 17 November 2021
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Kyanna I
16 contributions
Nov 2021 • Couples
We went on novemeber 5; it was a little bit of a cloudy day. The tour guide really did an amazing job still showing us the most spectacular views! We had a great trip! We even enjoyed the 4 hour train ride from Athens! Absolutely recommend!!
Written 16 November 2021
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ceciliag661
Helsinki, Finland9 contributions
Nov 2021
Fantastic experience and amazing views from the rocks! Made more interesting by Katarina’s excellent knowledge of the histories of the monasteries. The monasteries are amazing and so are the monks who built them back in the olden days. Highly recommended.
Written 12 November 2021
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Emma T
London, UK4 contributions
Nov 2021
The trip was excellent, couldn't recommend it more for a day trip outside of Athens. The views and monasteries were incredible. Train journey was nice and easy, picked up at the station to go up to the monasteries and dropped back off at the station.

Katerina our tour guide was so knowledgable and friendly, alongside our lovely driver. They really made the trip fun and personable. Even offered to take photos of us at certain view points and pointed out good places to grab a bite to eat before catching the train home.
Written 12 November 2021
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Julia V.
Israel76 contributions
Oct 2021
Don't miss this breathtaking experience, totally worth the 4 hours ride on the train.
The tour is perfectly planned, the guide takes you to the best spots of Meteora and tells you all the stories behind this unique place. A MUST!!!
Written 12 November 2021
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Bas W
Bas W
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Nice tour trough monumental Meteora
We had a wonderfull time with this trip, the envoirment, monuments and also the explanations were good. Our compli
davidcapes
davidcapes
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great, well worth doing.
Great guide-Jim was very knowledgeable, friendly, accommodating and interesting to listen to. The tour was well pla
AnjaL792
AnjaL792
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Fantastic tour to Meteora and Delphi
Everything about the tour was amazing and very well organized: - The train ride from Athens to Kalambaka was smooth
611changl
611changl
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Book of confidence! Customer of 2019 and 2021
Meteora is more than its monasteries and sunset. The city is filled with much history (Ancient Greek, Roman, and O
rashmig775
rashmig775
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Great Hike
Great hike, Christos was a great guide. He made the trek very enjoyable. He gave us good information about the are
Mare E
Mare E
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two Days of Wonder
If considering a visit to Meteora,I can say definitely choose the 2 day option; there is so much to see and do. Our
NickRock
NickRock
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A great tour outfitter
I took the 3 day rail tour to Meteora & Delphi. Visit Meteora's travel services and coordination was one of the be
r_gentc2021
r_gentc2021
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Awesome
The trip really was good ! The guide knows well the story of the monestaries and set a good atmosphere in the group
LoveTravel79490
LoveTravel79490
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Wonderful rainy tour of Meteora
Although it was rainy and foggy, Katerina and Yarvos, went out of their way to make our tour an exceptional experie
AleWhoTravels
AleWhoTravels
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Meteora with your own guide is a must
It is so worth to book a private toor. We had a very fun and knowledgeable tour guide, he told us a lot of interest
S2650YCdinam
S2650YCdinam
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Amazing experience!
Very professional. Had a great experience. Highly recommend for families. Amazing views from up high.
388harleyd
388harleyd
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Great hike in a stunning area
Christos was a great guide, very friendly and warm and funny. The hike was quite reasonable and the views are magn
michaelmX8138LL
michaelmX8138LL
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Amazing Hike/Tour!
Great hike! Our guide was friendly, funny, and knowledgeable. They gave a spectacular hike with wonderful stories s
660lauriew
660lauriew
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AMAZING
Amazing trip! Driver was on time, personable and provided a comfortable Mercedes van for 6 of us. After a scenic
Cassiemo
Cassiemo
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Great Experience…must do adventure
We are so happy we did this tour. It was put together remarkably well. We felt very well taken care of. The hikes w
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