From Athens: Full-Day Meteora Trip by Train
- Small group
- Duration: 1 day
From US$ 118.90
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Fantastic tour of this spectacular corner of the world. I was surprised to find myself the only person on this 2 day 1 night tour. After the four hour train ride from Athens I was picked up at the train station and delivered to my hotel.Rex Hotel was perfect except I was the only guest. (A large tour bus showed up later.) I had four hours on my own for lunch and shopping in the charming town of Kalambaka. A small van with 7 other tourists picked me up at 4:00 pm for an excellent 4 hour tour - entrance into one monastery and a tour of the Byzantine Church. Guide Dimitri was incredibly knowledgeable. We drove around all the monasteries with plenty of photo stops and Sunset Rock. Amazing! However do not confuse this with a Hiking Tour - it is not. The second day was a four hour tour with 3 other people- entrance into 3 monasteries. Great to get amazing photos in morning and afternoon sun. Then a couple hours free time for lunch before catching the train back to Athens. Meteora is amazing!
The guided trip was excellent! Our guide was very knowledgeable and could answer any question you asked him. Be prepared to walk up and down a lot of steps-not for the faint-of-heart. The train trip was very long but I was able to nap, and there's food and drink available. The toilets were not the best so try to relieve yourself before the train or right as you get on. I would recommend to anyone wanting to see the geological phenomena with a strong spiritual connection and beautiful architecture. It was my last day in Athens and I'm very glad that I went. The history is fascinating, a must-see if you do one thing outside of Athens.
The Meteora was a beautiful site to see. The train ride there and back was long so bring a book or other entertainment with you. Once I figured out how to get to the train station everything else was easy. Nick was a wonderful tour guide, I learned so much and it is impossible to take a bad picture there. This does require physical activity walking up an incline or lots of stairs
Very long day tour but extremely interesting. The mountains and the location of the monasteries are impressive
Our guide was very knowledgeable and interesting!! We enjoyed our day.