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From Katerini or Platamonas: Meteora Day Trip by Train

From Katerini or Platamonas: Meteora Day Trip by Train

Activity provider: Meteora Rocks

From US$ 95.20 per person

Visit one of the most impressive monuments of Greece which also belongs to UNESCO's Heritage list, the amazing Meteora. Take the train from Katerini and enjoy a guided tour in a minibus at the Monasteries of Meteora. Return by train to Katerini.

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Duration 11 hours
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  • Marvel at the 6 monasteries built on the edge of the Meteora rock formations
  • Visit inside 3 monasteries (depending on which are open every day)
  • Stop at viewpoint locations for breath-taking photos
  • Learn about the Hollywood background of the area and see locations from James Bond and Game of Thrones
  • Enjoy a 2.5-hour train ride through mainland Greece
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Board a train in Katerini at 8.45 AM. Pass by the unique landscape as it alternates between mountains and sea. The route crosses by the foot of the mythical Mt Olympus, where in ancient times it was believed to be the residence of the 12 Gods. Next, it leads you to Palaeofarsalos train station. There you will have to change train and wait 1 hour till you board the train that leads to Kalampaka(#882). Here in the greater surrounding area, lies the home of the ancient tribe of Mirmidones, a group of legendary ancient warriors who had the mythical Achilles as their leader, who played an important role in the outcome of the Trojan War. Arrive by approximately 12:05 PM in Kalambaka where a guide will be holding a signboard to welcome you and start the tour. Climb aboard a luxury minibus then sit, relax and enjoy the unique landscape as you set off to explore the Meteora Monasteries. Admire the amazing Christian architecture, and discover how monasteries have been influenced over time, having existed for over 700 years. Grasp the opportunity and ask the specialized guide all the questions that you may have. Take photos at imposing places and capture sublime memories in this amazing experience. At the end of the tour, transfer to Kalambaka's city center where you will have over 1 hour to spend under the shadow of giant rocks. Either enjoy lunch or a coffee or explore at your own pace. Receive all the necessary information on how to get to the train station, which is around 5 minutes walk from the city center. You must be at the train station no later than 6.10 PM in order to catch the return train back to Katerini.
  • Roundtrip train ticket Katerini - Kalambaka
  • Minibus road trip tour with an English-speaking tour leader
  • Pickup and drop-off service from and to Kalabaka's train station
  • Bottle of water and Wi-Fi on board
  • Photo stop in Meteora
  • Taxes and fuel cost
  • Monasteries entrance fees (€3 per person)
  • Dormition of the Mother of God church entrance fees (€2)
  • Guided tour inside the monasteries
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Personal expenses
  • Travel insurance
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
  • People with heart problems
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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Meeting point

Arrive at Train Station Katerini by yourself, Geor. Malea 39, Katerini 601 00, Greece. When the train arrives in Kalabaka your guide will be waiting for you holding a signboard with your name written on it.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat
  • Snacks
  • Water
  • Cash

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Sleeveless shirts
  • Shorts

Know before you go

  • Due to the monasteries' strict dress code, men must wear trousers and t-shirt or shirt with sleeves and women must wear a long skirt
  • Please wear comfortable shoes for walking on uneven surfaces; for some monasteries walking up stairs is needed
  • Please bring cash for the entry fees for each monastery (€3 per person) and the Byzantine church (€2 per person)
  • The tour is conducted in a small group of maximum of 13 persons; babies up to 3 years old join for free if they can share the seat with their parent
  • This tour is semi-independent, so your tour leader will provide you with all necessary information about monasteries during the drive, but will not accompany you to the sites
  • As this tour lasts for 13 hours please be prepared and take some snacks with you
  • Credit cards are not accepted for paying the monastery entrance fees
  • Animals are not allowed to enter the monasteries
  • The tour does not cover travel insurance
  • Gratuities are optional
  • Wi-Fi is available on board
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Ein sehr beeindruckender und informativer Ausflug - lohnt auf jeden Fall, wenn man schon 'in der Nähe' ist. Die Zugfahrt war unerwartet einfach und angenehm. Schon da konnte man auch den multikulturellen Charakter des Angebots der Fahrt zu einem Weltkulturerbe mit den Mitreisenden erleben. Europa, China, Indien, und USA - Alles trifft sich. Vor Ort lief Alles wie geplant - prima durchorganisiert. Auf die Bedürfnisse und Erwartungen der Teilnehmer wurde kompetent eingegangen. Vielen Dank für das besondere Erlebnis.

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