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Athens: Full-Day Meteora Tour by Train with Lunch

Activity provider: Meteora Trip

Athens: Full-Day Meteora Tour by Train with Lunch

Activity provider: Meteora Trip

From US$ 107.09 per person

Discover one of the world’s most popular UNESCO sites on a day trip to Meteora. Explore ancient monasteries, enjoy panoramic views and taste a traditional Greek lunch at a local restaurant.

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Duration 14 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Greek

Experience

Highlights
  • Experience the unique scenery of Meteora and taste its local cuisine
  • See six monasteries and admire the interior of three of them
  • Enjoy panoramic views and capture breathtaking photos
  • Learn local history and legends directly from a local guide
  • Benefit from pre-arranged round-trip train tickets
Full description

Redeem your train e-tickets (they will be delivered to you via email after your booking) for the 7:57 AM morning train departure from the Central Railway Station of Athens (Stathmos Larisis) to Kalambaka and travel on your own.

Embark on a scenic train ride through the Greek countryside and admire the beautiful landscapes. You will arrive at 12:03 PM at Kalambaka’s train station, where your tour guide will be waiting for you holding a signboard with your name.

You will then board a comfortable minibus 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.

See some of Meteora’s most spectacular hidden gems like the ancient hermit caves, the 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 breathtaking panoramic views and capture some amazing photos that you will cherish forever. At around 4:45 PM, transfer back to Kalambaka’s train station. The train back to Athens departs at 6:22 PM so you will have approximately an hour and a half of free time in order for you to explore (on foot) the nearby center of Kalambaka, visit one of the many cafes or restaurants, have lunch, and relax.

Includes
  • Roundtrip train tickets from Athens to Kalabaka
  • Meteora minibus sightseeing tour
  • Lunch
  • Wi-Fi in the minibus
  • Local guide
  • Transfer to and from the Central Railway Station of Athens
  • Entry fees to each monastery
  • Guided tour inside the monasteries
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

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Meeting point

Make your way to the Central Railway Station in Athens (Stathmos Larisis). Take the 7:20 AM train to Kalambaka on your own using the e-tickets that will be sent to you via email shortly after your booking. Your guide will welcome you at Kalambaka train station and with be holding a sign with your name on it.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Snacks
  • Cash

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Shorts
  • Short skirts
  • Sleeveless shirts

Know before you go

  • It is highly recommended to have some light snacks with you so you can enjoy them during the train ride or/and your Meteora tour.
  • Lunch time will be after the Meteora tour because it requires some physical effort to visit the monasteries and it is not recommended to do it after eating.
  • The monasteries of Meteora impose a strict dress code. Men must wear long trousers. Women must wear long skirts and cover their shoulders.
  • The monasteries of Meteora only accept cash for the entrance fees.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 /5

based on 116 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.9/5
  • Transportation
    4.7/5
  • Value for money
    4.5/5

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Our excursion to Meteora was simply unforgettable, punctuated by breathtaking landscapes, vertiginous moments in the middle of the mountains, monasteries whose visit is well worth the level of museums in metropolitan France, sublime works, ornaments worthy of luxurious palaces and objects well-preserved ancestry. Our guide Maria was lovely and funny, the traditional meal adequate (special mention for the spinach and cheese pie).

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September 27, 2022

It was a great experience and a must see when in Greece. Your website did not specify that women must wear long skirts and even pants are not acceptable for women. Some monasteries let you borrow wraps but there was one monastery that had a couple of guys selling them who seemed like scammers. First they said the wraps were 3€ then when we were about to pay they changed the price to 3.50. Then after we paid and they gave us the wraps, they accused us of not paying. There was a lot of commotion and a long line to purchase the tickets because of those guys. We could have avoided all these if your website clearly specified that women must wear long skirts and pants are not allowed.

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September 16, 2022

The experience was amazing. Its totally worth for a day trip. The tour guy was excellent explaining the history and a super nice guy. The tour lets you see the best parts of the meteora and a worry free trip since you don't have to worry about anything once you are their. They handle the rest.

August 21, 2022

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