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Athens: Full-Day Meteora Tour by Train with Optional Lunch

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Athens: Full-Day Meteora Tour by Train with Optional Lunch

Activity provider: Meteora Trip
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Visit one of the world’s most popular UNESCO sites on this trip from Athens to Meteora. Explore ancient monasteries, enjoy panoramic views, and learn about Meteora's history and legends from a local.

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Duration 14 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Greek

Experience

Highlights
  • Explore one of the world’s most popular UNESCO World Heritage Sites
  • See all 6 monasteries and admire the interior of 3 of them
  • Experience panoramic views and capture breathtaking photos
  • Learn local history and legends directly from a local guide
  • Enjoy pre-arranged roundtrip train tickets and convenient pickup
Full description

Embark on a trip to Meteora from Athens, including round-trip train tickets. View all six monasteries and enter inside three of them. Learn all about the area's history and myths from your own local guide. Enjoy free time to explore and snap photos in Kalabaka before returning to Athens at the end of the day.

Your trip starts by redeeming your train e-ticket (received via email shortly after your booking) for the morning 07:57 train departure from the Central Railway Station of Athens to Kalabaka. After the scenic train ride through the beautiful Greek countryside, you will arrive at Kalabaka’s train station at 12:03.

Meet your tour guide who will be waiting for you holding a signboard with your name. You will then board in a comfortable VIP minibus in order to begin an unforgettable journey to this true wonder called Meteora. During this guided tour you will have the opportunity to see all six magnificent 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. You will also discover the “other side” of Meteora, like the truth about why the hermits settled in these imposing caves a thousand years ago and how the monks achieved the “impossible”. Last but not least, you will have the opportunity to enjoy the breathtaking panoramic views and capture some amazing photos that you will cherish forever. At around 16:30 get taken back to Kalabaka’s train station (or at a nearby local restaurant if the optional lunch is selected). Before the train back to Athens departs at 18:22, enjoy an hour of free time to explore the nearby center of Kalabaka on foot. The train arrives in Athens at 22:26

Includes
  • Roundtrip train tickets (Athens to Kalabaka)
  • Pickup and drop-off at Kalabaka Railway Station
  • Transfer via minibus with Wi-Fi
  • Meteora guided tour
  • Local guide
  • Transfer to/from the Central Railway Station of Athens
  • Entry fees to each monastery (3€ 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
  • 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

Go to the Larissis train station of Athens and take the train to Kalabaka (on your own). Your guide will welcome you at rail station of Kalampaka.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat
  • Cash

Not allowed

  • Shorts
  • Short skirts
  • Sleeveless shirts
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 /5

based on 20 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.6/5
  • Transportation
    4.7/5
  • Value for money
    4.6/5

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This was a highlight of my Greece trip - the mountains are gorgeous, the monasteries are fascinating, and we met a lot of interesting fellow travelers on the way. The tour group handled all the complicated logistics for us, and made the trip out from Athens very smooth. It definitely seemed possible to visit Meteora without a guide, but it would have required a lot of uphill walking. Our guide, Maria, was really knowledgeable and fun to spend a day with. Overall I'd highly recommend.

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May 18, 2022

Everything great. Train ride and sightseeing were very well organized. In total we visited 4 monasteries and always had enough time to look at everything in peace and without hectic. Maria is a super nice tour guide who had an answer to all questions. Thank you again Maria for the nice day.

May 11, 2022

Very good organization, great visit. The guide had excellent English, big plus for understanding, we loved it! The train journey is still quite long but inevitable, but it's worth it! Really delighted with the excursion. Visit 3 monasteries (for 3 € entry each time) and we end the day on a bus tour of meteors and other monasteries with a few stops to enjoy the view and take pictures.

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September 1, 2021

Product ID: 227236