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Full-Day Meteora Tour from Athens by Train

From USD 115.28
Highlights
  • Full-day train tour to Meteora from Athens
  • Visit the spectacular UNESCO-listed clifftop monasteries
  • Travel from Kalambaka to Meteora in a luxury Mercedes minivan with onboard Wi-Fi
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Full-Day Meteora Tour from Athens by Train
From USD 115.28
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Full-Day Meteora Tour from Athens by Train
USD 115.28
Overview
When visiting Athens, take a full-day detour to the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Meteora. Ride a train through the Grecian countryside with included rail tickets, and travel from the town of Kalambaka to the ancient clifftop monasteries in a luxury Mercedes minivan with onboard Wi-Fi. Learn the fascinating history and legends of the sky-high monastic retreats as you visit two of them, and keep your energy up with a typical Greek meal of gyro sandwiches.
What to Expect
The journey begins at the Athens Railway Station in the morning, where you’ll catch the 8:27 train with provided tickets. Relax and take in the diverse scenery of the Grecian countryside on the roughly 5-hour journey to reach Kalambaka, the town closest to Meteora. When you arrive at about 1:30 pm, 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, declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. Learn about the monks who built these incredible hard-to-reach sanctuaries high above ground and the communities who inhabited them over the years. Visit two different monasteries, spending about 45 minutes inside each one (entrance fees not included). See the others from the outside on a van tour, stopping for frame-worthy photos at each site.

After about 3 hours of touring, return to Kalambaka and pick up a take-away lunch of gyro sandwiches, just like the Greeks do. Say goodbye to your driver back at the train station, and hop on the 5:22 return train to Athens, where you'll arrive in the late evening.
Reviews (33)
1 - 5 of 29 reviews
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile
Gorgeous views of nature and history

We booked a 2 day tour from Athens which included the train tickets and 1 night stay at Dellas Boutique Hotel. Our group had about 16 people, good size to get around. The train ride takes about 5 hours, they will pick you up from...More

2  Thank nicolettewong
Reviewed 1 week ago
day trip

excellent tour loved it guide was excellent loved it took pictures of us. too short for the day as it took. 5 hours from Athens by train to get to Meteora other wise trip was excellent . Definitely recommend if visiting Greece

1  Thank modim2002
Reviewed 1 week ago
Amazing Place Meteora

My sisters and I booked Two Days Rail Tour to Meteora from Athens. We joined the sunset tour & the half day tour. Our guide,Vangelis & drivers is great & friendly. During the tour we know about history & understands about the monastery & kalambaka...More

1  Thank Ah T
Reviewed 10 September 2018
Meteora Day Trip

The views were amazing. And walking through a few of the monasteries was a really great experience, I would definitely recommend going! The tour guide was great. I was not terribly pleased with how the train tickets were handled. I received an email stating "This...More

Thank Stacy M
Reviewed 23 August 2018
Absolutely breathtaking

It is very daunting to know that the train ride up and back is 5 hours each way, with only 2.5-3 hours to spend at Meteora, but honestly it's worth it. It was unlike anything that I've ever seen, and the history is just astonishingly...More

Thank Christine K
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Hi..sorry for the delayed response... the seating is more comfortable...theres more cabin space which makes it more private and you have access to the restaurant car...which is lovely...there a childrens play area cabin... More
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