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Meteora Day Trip by Train from Athens

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  • Day trip from Athens to the UNESCO-listed Meteora monasteries
  • Ride a train through the scenic Peloponnesian countryside
  • Reach the dramatic monastery complex with the help of a private driver
  • Take in spectacular valley and mountain views from atop sheer sandstone cliffs
  • Learn about the history of these unique, 14th-century monasteries
  • Enjoy free time to dine and explore in the town of Kalambaka
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Travel by train through the beautiful Peloponnesian countryside on a full-day tour from Athens to the Meteora monasteries. Your driver will meet your train in the town of Kalambaka and take you to the medieval monastery complex, which sits perched high atop sandstone cliffs and is honored by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site. It’s a wonderful way to experience one of Greece’s most breathtaking and off-the-beaten-path cultural treasures.
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Stop At: Meteora, Kastraki, Kalambaka, Trikala Region, Thessaly

Catch the train of 7:20 am to Kalambaka in the morning from the Athens Railway Station and enjoy a trip that will give you the chance to admire the beauty of the countryside. Arrive around 11:30 am 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 you holding a signboard with your name on it and will transfer you to the Meteora Monasteries. For about 4 and a half hours you will have the time to explore three Monasteries as well as the hermit caves of Badovas. Meteora is included on the UNESCO world heritage monument list.  The monasteries are perched on top of towers of sandstone, which for centuries provided totally inaccessible retreats for the monks. The most visited Monastery is the Holy Monastery of Great Meteoron, which is the largest of the monasteries located at Metéora. It was erected in the mid-14th century and was the subject of restoration and embellishment projects in 1483 and 1552. The building serves as the main museum for tourists. The Katholikon (main church), consecrated in honour of the Transfiguration of Jesus was erected in the middle of 14th century and 1387/88 and decorated in 1483 and 1552. 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 5:15 p.m. the train departs from Kalambaka, and arrives at 9:25 p.m back to Athens.

Duration: 4 hours 30 minutes
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was one of the best tours I've ever done. The tour guide and the driver were very kind, enthusiastic, and knowledgable. It was the perfect balance of taking pictures, history, and sightseeing. I would recommend this as a must-do trip for anyone!More

Date of experience: May 2019
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Dimitris B, General Manager at Key Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Guest, I could not be more happy than hearing you saying that we managed to offer you the best tours you've ever done! Indeed our tour guides and our drivers are very kind, enthusiastic, and knowledgeable and I am happy to hear that it...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My family did not have much time in athens but we still wanted to see meteora, so we took out one day to go. They have you take the 7am train into the city that meteora is by (4 hour train from athens one way)...More

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Dimitris B, General Manager at Key Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Guest, I appreciate so much your time to send us your amazing review and help future travelers to choose a tour wisely. First of all, I would like to mention that the One day tour designed especially for guests with little time available to...More

Reviewed 25 April 2019

We visited the Meteora on April 24, 2019 with guide Katherina and her driver Kostas. We enjoyed the experience not only because of the spectacular landscapes and the centuries-old history of the monasteries, but also because of Katherina's explanations and the delicate attention she paid...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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Dimitris B, General Manager at Key Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 25 April 2019

Dear Guest, Thank so much for your time to give us your feedback about our Meteora Day Trip by Train and for describing this tour as a must do during anyone's trip in Greece. I am so happy to hear that you enjoyed not only...More

Reviewed 11 April 2019 via mobile

Though this is quite the journey from Athens to Kalampaka by train, the tour is totally worth it! Eva was an amazing guide - very knowledgeable, energetic and friendly. The views and history are unmatchable and worth taking the time. Unlike anything I’ve ever seen!More

Date of experience: April 2019
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Dimitris B, General Manager at Key Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 15 April 2019

Dear Guest, Thank you for mentioning the incredible viewpoints our Meteora day trip by train from Athens offered to you and is unlike anything you have ever seen. Indeed Eva is an amazing guide very knowledgeable, energetic and friendly. I hope to have the opportunity...More

Reviewed 18 March 2019

The day trip started with 5 hours in train and ends with another 5 hours to end the trip. We got only 3 to 4 hours to visit Meteora and covered two Monasteries. Could not visit great monasteries as it was closed. The other two...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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vik12, General Manager at Key Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 20 March 2019

Dear Guest, It is amazing for me to hear that despite the long journey you finally believe that is worth it. I feel delighted to hear that both your driver and guide were very soft spoken and helpful. Thank you and hope to have the...More

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very nice trip, the guide Ilias is local, give us very useful advise. fantastic and amazing sightseeing
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