• Duration: 14 hours
  • Easy
  • eTicket

  • Meet on location
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Description

A stunning train ride tour via the morning train of 07:20 a.m. from Athens Railway Station to Kalambaka. Enjoy a trip that will also give you the chance to admire the beauty of the countryside.  

Arrive around 11:30 p.m. in Kalambaka, a small town built at the foot of the majestic grey rocks, and crowded by the METEORA Monasteries.  

Arriving in Kalambaka, our English speaking driver will be waiting for you holding a signboard with your name on it and will transfer you to the Meteora Monasteries. For three hours you will have the time to explore two Monasteries. Meteora is included on the UNESCO world heritage monument list.

At the end of the tour day, our driver will transfer you back to Kalambaka, where you will have the time to scroll around and have a light lunch (not included). At 17:15 p.m. the train departs from Kalambaka and arrives at 21:25 back to Athens. 

Highlights:

  • Discover the astonishing UNESCO-listed Meteora in one day
  • Countless impressive views of the countryside during the train ride
  • Visit three different monasteries & enjoy the view of the majestic grey rocks
  • Small group tour of maximum 12 people
  • Free time to explore the town of Kalabaka
  • Excellent value for money

Please note: This tour does not include hotel pick up and drop off service. This means that you will have to arrange your own transfers to reach the designated meeting point and start the tour. Meeting point: Athens Railway Station. Please be there at least 20 minutes before the departure time to make sure you will get on board on time.

Itinerary

Train from Athens Railway Station to Kalabaka

Catch the train of 7:20 a.m. to Kalambaka in the morning from the Athens Railway Station ("Stathmos Larisis") and enjoy a trip that will give you the chance to admire the beauty of the countryside. 

Arrival to Kalabaka

Arrive around 11:30 p.m. in Kalambaka, a small town built at the foot of the majestic grey rocks, and crowded by the METEORA Monasteries. 

Meteora Monasteries

Arriving in Kalambaka, our English speaking driver will be waiting for you holding a signboard with your name on it and will transfer you to the Meteora Monasteries. For three hours you will have the time to explore two Monasteries. Meteora is included on the UNESCO world heritage monument list. 

Free time at Kalabaka and departure

At the end of the day, our driver will transfer you back to Kalambaka, where you will have the time to scroll around and have a light lunch (not included). At 17:15 p.m. the train departs from Kalambaka and arrives at 21:25 p.m. back to Athens. 

What's included

  • Roundtrip rail tickets based on your choice.
  • Round-trip shared transfer in Kalambaka.
  • Transport by luxury A/C vehicle with WiFi.
  • Expert English speaking escort.
  • Free Map and bottle of water.
  • Local taxes.

What's excluded

  • Entrance fees of the Monasteries.
  • Food and drinks.
  • Gratuities (optional).
  • Athens hotel pick up and drop-off.

What do I need to bring

  • Comfortable shoes.
  • Appropriate clothing according to weather conditions.
  • Money for personal expenses.
  • Anything that might be useful to you.

Important information

  • Entrance to the monasteries: Appropriate clothing is required. Ladies should not wear short skirts and must have long sleeves. Men are not allowed to wear shorts.
  • Departure: The train for Kalambaka departs from the Athens rail station. You need to go to the rail station on your own at 07:00 am having your printed train tickets with you.
  • Train Tickets: Few days before the activity, you will receive an e-mail with the e-tickets. Reservations are accepted 48 hours prior to the tour.
  • Reservations: Reservations are accepted 48 hours prior to the tour.  
  • Please note: This tour does not include hotel pick up and drop off service. This means that you will have to arrange your own transfers to reach the designated meeting point and start the tour. Meeting point: Athens Railway Station. The station is called "Stathmos Larisis" and you can use the metro to reach it. You should take the red line and stop at "Larissa Station". 

Cancellation policy

  • Cancellation fee of 100% if cancelled 1 day or less before departure

Categories

  • SIGHTSEEING
  • SIGHTSEEING ATTRACTION
  • PHOTOGRAPHY
  • PILGRIMAGE OR RELIGION
  • MUSEUMS AND EXHIBITIONS
  • NATURE
  • TRANSFERS AND GROUND TRANSPORT
  • WALKING TOUR
  • DAY TRIPS AND EXCURSIONS

Guided Language

  • English

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Meteora!

Even though it is a long day trip, we enjoyed every minute of it. Greece is one of my favorite countries in the world and one of the reasons for it is the beautiful landscapes. We didn't originally plan on visiting Meteora but as we were searching on the website we stumbled upon the tour and we decided to try it. The ride from Athens was very comfortable, the train was very clean and we left on time. Our driver was waiting for us and he was very friendly and kind. He took us to the Monasteries in a comfortable vehicle and we explored them after. The interior of the monasteries was very interesting and even though we are not Christians we respected the sacred place. The views from the rocks were breathtaking and we got the chance to take some pretty good family pictures (thank you Matt for photographing us!!) The ride back to Athens was as smooth as the first one. All in all, this tour worths it.

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By Madison B. Green on 2019-07-25

Long day, plenty to see

I know it sounds crazy to spend almost 10 hours on a train but you get to see so much more that way!! Small towns nestled at the foot of big mountains and villages in lush valleys. Once you reach your destination, it will be all worth it. The scenery is out of this world and the town of Kalambaka is a Greek jewel. The rocks are standing marvels of nature and what is more astonishing, there are monasteries built on them. How they even managed that. Well your guide will tell you that and many more stories of wonder and faith.

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By Dave Moore on 2020-09-01

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