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3 Days Rail Tour from Athens to Meteora and Delphi provided by Visit Meteora Travel

3 Days Rail Tour from Athens to Meteora and Delphi

3 Days Rail Tour from Athens to Meteora and Delphi
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Duration:
3 days
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Group size:
15
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
  • Duration:
    3 days
  • Taking Covid-19 safety measures
  • Group size:
    15
  • Ticket type:
    Mobile
  • Free cancellation
About
This tour gives individual travelers the chance to visit 2 of the most important sites of mainland Greece, Meteora and Delphi, hassle-free! Use public transportation, a combination of train, bus and taxi to reach those 2 Greek mainland destinations from Athens and back in the most efficient way, without resorting on endless searches on train or bus schedules. Seize the chance and join this tour to enjoy spectacular views of unique landscapes, visit monuments of great historical importance and save money and time.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3 days
  • 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
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3 days
  • 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.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 6575P6
Call +44 12 2492 8241
Important information
Inclusions
  • Breakfast
  • Choose between the Meteora Hiking Tour or the Meteora Half-day Tour
  • Pick-up and drop off from Kalampaka train station to your hotel and back
  • Free Map and Bottle of water provided on the tours
  • Free wifi on board the tour bus
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Gratuities
  • Entry/Admission - Agios Stefanos
  • Entry/Admission - Byzantine Church of the Assumption of Virgin Mary
  • Entry/Admission - Great Meteoron Monastery
  • Entry/Admission - Varlaam Monastery
  • Entry/Admission - Roussanou Monastery
  • Entry/Admission - Delphi
Duration
3 days
Departure details
  • Athens, Ηνωμένο Βασίλειο, Heathfield Industrial Estate, KA8, Athina 104 44, Greece you will board the train from Athens on your own, using the tickets we will send you via viator. Our guide will meet you at Kalabaka train station after your train arrives at Meteora. He will be holding a signboard with your name written on it in the parking lot of Kalabaka train station.
  • Σιδηροδρομικός Σταθμός Καλαμπάκας, Kalabaka 422 00, Greece Upon your arrival in Kalambaka, around 11:31, our English speaking driver will be waiting for you at the train station, holding a signboard with your name on it to transfer you to your hotel.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Most travellers can participate
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travellers
Inclusions
  • Breakfast
  • Choose between the Meteora Hiking Tour or the Meteora Half-day Tour
  • Pick-up and drop off from Kalampaka train station to your hotel and back
  • Free Map and Bottle of water provided on the tours
  • Free wifi on board the tour bus
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Gratuities
  • Entry/Admission - Agios Stefanos
  • Entry/Admission - Byzantine Church of the Assumption of Virgin Mary
  • Entry/Admission - Great Meteoron Monastery
  • Entry/Admission - Varlaam Monastery
  • Entry/Admission - Roussanou Monastery
  • Entry/Admission - Delphi
Departure details
  • Athens, Ηνωμένο Βασίλειο, Heathfield Industrial Estate, KA8, Athina 104 44, Greece you will board the train from Athens on your own, using the tickets we will send you via viator. Our guide will meet you at Kalabaka train station after your train arrives at Meteora. He will be holding a signboard with your name written on it in the parking lot of Kalabaka train station.
  • Σιδηροδρομικός Σταθμός Καλαμπάκας, Kalabaka 422 00, Greece Upon your arrival in Kalambaka, around 11:31, our English speaking driver will be waiting for you at the train station, holding a signboard with your name on it to transfer you to your hotel.
Duration
3 days
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Most travellers can participate
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travellers
Travel safe during COVID-19
Last updated: 16 Jun 2020
A note from 3 Days Rail Tour from Athens to Meteora and Delphi
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
Itinerary
Overview
Full Map
12 stops
Day 1
Athens - Meteora by train -...
Day 2
Meteora Highlights
Day 3
Meteora - Delphi - Athens
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Anja L
3 contributions
Dec 2021 • Solo
Everything about the tour was amazing and very well organized:
- The train ride from Athens to Kalambaka was smooth, train was on time and very nice
- Since I was visiting in December, Visit meteora suggested I joined another tour instead of the sunset tour. They were waiting for me at the train station when I arrived in Kalambaka. I visited 3 monasteries and our guide, Maria, was excellent, very informative and funny
- The hotel was nice, breakfast was great
- The hiking tour was amazing, Chris also was a very nice guide and I had a great time discovering Meteora on foot
- Taxi driver from the hotel to the train station was again very nice and helpful, went in with me to ask if the train was on time
- Train from Kalambaka to Levidia was again smooth, I had to change trains but it was all very clear
- Taxi driver from Levadia to Delphi was amazing, he gave me a lot of information about the surroundings, the archeological site, how to get to the bus after the Delphi visit, etc…
- Visit to Delphi archeological site was beautiful, plenty of time to visit everything and had a great lunch at the cafe where I could store my luggage
- Bus from Delphi back to Athens was the only thing that was not perfect: it took almost 4 hours instead of 2 and the bus was quite full, very hot and made a lot of stops along the way

All in all a very good experience, highly recommended, and a big thank you to Visit Meteora for the spotless organizations and all the amazing and very nice people I met along the way!
Written 13 December 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

NickRock
New York City, NY27 contributions
Nov 2021
I took the 3 day rail tour to Meteora & Delphi. Visit Meteora's travel services and coordination was one of the best I have seen during my fairly extensive travels. They though of every detail. They kept you informed at every point thru the journey via email or thorugh their drivers. All the tour guides and drivers spoke excellent English. A special thank you to Costas, our hike tour guide who was excellent. Despite the continous rain, he made it a memorable hike. There were times the path was muddy/slippery/rocky and he held my arm through the rough spots with expertise. I would highly recommend this tour company. Book it and don't think twice. You will enjoy your Meteora excursion, no matter which tour you book, Personally, I enjoyed having two days (2 nights) ... to me the same day train travel would have felt rushed. Having Delphi stop on the return was lovely too.
Written 2 December 2021
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PeggyB
Lake Elsinore, CA2 contributions
Oct 2021 • Family
We are so happy we did this tour. It was put together remarkably well. We felt very well taken care of. The hikes were magnificent and the guides were so knowledgeable. The company was very professional and the customer service was impeccable. We highly recommend this tour.
Written 26 October 2021
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bry
Beaumont, TX10 contributions
This a well planned and enjoyable visit. The tour guides were excellent and I am so glad that we took the time to see this unique world heritage site.

Visit Meteora did a flawless job on making all the arrangements and communicating all the steps involved. Even providing a list of all the stations that the train would stop at. They booked us a nice hotel that was so comfortable and provided a great breakfast. They had everything planned and worked out even from the cab picking us up to go to Delphi and a place to keep our baggage while we went to Delphi.

This was excellent planning and helped us enjoy a once in a lifetime experience.
Written 11 October 2021
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Emily W
2 contributions
Sep 2021 • Couples
We had the best time on our three day tour. The sunset tour the first evening was so informative and beautiful. We did the hiking tour the second day and this was incredible! Highly recommended. Visit Meteora was so easy and wonderful to work with, they took care of everything (logistics of transportation and hotels) which was so appreciated!
Written 13 September 2021
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Mayank Singh
Mountain View, CA1 contribution
Jan 2020
We took the 3 day by train tour to Meteora and Delphi. Unfortunately, my trip didn't have the best of starts as my wallet was stolen in Athens just as we entered the train to Kalambaka. I was in trauma for the first half of the day but my spirits were lifted after doing the evening tour in the second half. No qualms about the Hotel Odysseon. It was pretty stylish and they even helped break locks on my suitcase because the key was lost with the stolen wallet. On the second day, we visited three monasteries and took the day off to rest in the hotel. In both tours, the tour guides were very knowledgeable, spoke fluent English and were generally great people. On the third day, we took the train to Delphi and our connection cab was there on-time. He took us to Delphi, helped us store our luggage in local restaurant. Delphi was beautiful, especially the temple of Athena. All the connection cabs were on-time and helped get us to our destinations. The trip was very much a great experience (albeit the fiasco at the beginning/no fault of the tour company though). My suggestion would be to not keep wallets in your pant pockets while traveling in the trains.
Written 22 February 2020
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Mei199
Palo Alto, CA1 contribution
Dec 2019 • Family
We did the 3-day, 2-night rail tour of Meteora and Delphi. Other than some confusion finding the right train and seats (there was no English announcements or signs confirming where the train was heading, and the cars numbers were not clearly marked), we got to Kalabaka just fine. Our tour van looked new and was very comfortable! We were put up in a triple room at the Monastiri Guesthouse, about a 10min walk to the town center. There was some overlap in the Sunset tour and morning Monastery tour in terms of the vista points we visited and the information shared, but we were happy to see the beautiful Meteora area twice under different light conditions. We had two different tour guides and I personally got more out of the second guide. There were some really nice cafes and restaurants in the Kalabaka town center to spend the evenings and afternoons. The ride to Delphi was longer than I expected. The whole trip felt a little rushed and underwhelming, so if you don’t have time, you might want to skip it.
Written 19 February 2020
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Asparafans
New York City, NY22 contributions
Jan 2020
We booked for the 3-day Meteora /Delphi but due to the train problem (from Kalambaka station), we missed to see Delphi. However, the experience was compensated by getting to visit more monasteries. We enjoyed the visits after all.

All of the Visit Meteora staff were accommodating and professional; special mention to Jim and Eva (tour guides) and Socrates and Dinos (drivers). They were knowledgeable and friendly. We learned a lot from them. Also, the office staff gave us updates and refund quickly. We are very pleased with their service. The van was clean and modern (WIFI and USB charge capable :)

Meteora is indeed an amazing and spiritual place. It's worth your time to see central Greece. We had a great trip.
Written 29 January 2020
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das_bini
Livorno, Italy17 contributions
Nov 2019
We did the 3 day/2 night tour from Athens to Meteora and Delphi on the way back. Normally we'd organize the transport etc on our own but it was a little last minute so we paid the premium to not have to worry about the details and it was worth it. All you have to do is get yourself to the station and have your tickets on you. Good combination of having time to chill in the hotel, wander around town and having the organized tours: Sunset Tour - much longer and more in depth than we expected with a knowledgeable fun local guide; Half Day Hiking Tour - we loved to not just be shuttled around by a van and get out into nature and get a bit of a different perspective, also with a great guide.
Transfers to Delphi and back are also organized. Only downside was that for our mode of "slow travel" rather than rushing through everything, the time in Delphi was a bit short, but ok, probably not much choice with limited train schedules. If I was in Greece longer I'd probably do Delphi and the surrounding area separately by car but Meteora was excellent with the variety of tours!!!
Written 16 November 2019
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Barbara M Hicks
1 contribution
Sep 2019 • Couples
We chose the three night trip that included Delphi. The trip to Meteora is one of the highlights of our five week trip to Greece and Italy. All of our travel connections were perfectly coordinated and the guides very knowledgeable. We were happy with the Lodging accommodations. I will recommend this trip to all our friends wanting to travel to Greece.
Written 13 November 2019
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Leontien_vdBrink
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Beautiful hike, also with kids!
Our family (2 adults, 3 young kids) did the hike with Jim. He was very relaxed, knowledgeable - not only about the
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
242cindyrs
242cindyrs
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Amazing experience; worth the time
Wow! Such a phenomenal tour. Visually and spiritually amazing! So wonderful to have a driver and guide to help us g
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
jlewis9889
jlewis9889
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Amazing Day Trip!!!
The monasteries and the surrounding towns are absolutely amazing and a must see! I stayed in Athens and took the 4
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
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
cheyebar
cheyebar
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Nice way to spend a full day
This was a cool tour! The train ride from Athens to Meteora is beautiful but is 4 hours one way so be sure to facto
Rachel13ennett
Rachel13ennett
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Once in a lifetime tour
This was such a fascinating tour and we enjoyed our guide, Vasili's wide knowledge of the area and the monastatic l
N1556RPlukec
N1556RPlukec
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A highlight of our honeymoon
Kate was amazing, and handled some unexpected hurdles very well. It also seems the last portion of our tour was a b
LindaL4412
LindaL4412
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Well worth the trip
This was a fascinating tour of a really stunning area of Greece. The train ride was long--4 hours each way, so it w
Kyanna I
Kyanna I
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Trip to Meteora, Greece
We went on novemeber 5; it was a little bit of a cloudy day. The tour guide really did an amazing job still showing
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
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