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Full-Day Meteora Tour from Athens by Train provided by Visit Meteora Travel

Full-Day Meteora Tour from Athens by Train

Full-Day Meteora Tour from Athens by Train
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Last updated: 16 Jun 2020
A note from Full-Day Meteora Tour from Athens by Train
Due to the current COVID situation, all Monasteries of Meteora will no longer be providing skirts and shawls at the entrances. Sleeveless clothing and shorts over the knee for men are prohibited and you‘ll be denied access if dressed that way. For ladies skirts below the knee are required.
What you can expect during your visit
Regular temperature checks for staff
Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
Guides required to regularly wash hands
What you can expect during your visit
Regular temperature checks for staff
Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
Gear/equipment sanitised between use
Face masks required for travellers in public areas
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Face masks provided for travellers
About
Know before you go
  • Duration: 14h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Know before you go
  • Duration: 14h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
The journey begins at the Athens Railway Station in the morning, where you’ll catch the train on your own with provided tickets. Relax and take in the diverse scenery of the Grecian countryside on the roughly 4-hour journey to reach Kalambaka, the town closest to Meteora. When you arrive, 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, a World Heritage site built by Greek Orthodox monks who inhabited these incredible hard-to-reach sanctuaries high above ground. Visit three active monasteries, spending about 45 minutes inside each one (entrance fees not included). See the others from the outside on a van tour and discover the hermit caves of Badovas, stopping for frame-worthy photos at each site. A take-away lunch of sandwiches is provided. After touring, return to Kalambaka and say goodbye to your driver back at the train station. You will have about an hour of free time to walk in the town’s center before hopping on the return train to Athens, where you'll arrive in the late evening.
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Important information
Inclusions
Tour escort/host • Bottled water • Transport by air-conditioned vehicle with wifi • Round trip train tickets • Small size groups up to 15 people.
Exclusions
Gratuities • Entrance fees (3 euros per person at each monastery) • State Licensed guide • Lunch • Entry/Admission - Meteora • Entry/Admission - Varlaam Monastery • Entry/Admission - Agios Stefanos
Duration
14h
Departure details
Athens 104 44, Greece This tour starts at 07:20 from Athens Larissa train station. Board the morning train to Meteora and enjoy a memorable day trip to a World Heritage Site. This day trip from Athens will give you the chance to admire the beauty of Greek countryside and to visit an awe-inspiring site. Upon your arrival in Kalambaka train station at 11:30, a VIP Limo minibus with your guide will be waiting outside holding a signboard with your name on it for an amazing 4-hours tour to Meteora. Visit inside 2 monasteries of Meteora, the secluded hermit caves of Badovas and the best panoramic viewpoints of the site and of the 6 monasteries. At the end of the tour (16:00) your minibus will transfer you back to Kalambaka, where you will have an hour free time to stroll around the town or to have a light lunch (not included). At 17:15 the train departs from Kalambaka and arrives back in Athens at 21:25.
Inclusions
Tour escort/host • Bottled water • Transport by air-conditioned vehicle with wifi • Round trip train tickets • Small size groups up to 15 people.
Exclusions
Gratuities • Entrance fees (3 euros per person at each monastery) • State Licensed guide • Lunch • Entry/Admission - Meteora • Entry/Admission - Varlaam Monastery • Entry/Admission - Agios Stefanos
Departure details
Athens 104 44, Greece This tour starts at 07:20 from Athens Larissa train station. Board the morning train to Meteora and enjoy a memorable day trip to a World Heritage Site. This day trip from Athens will give you the chance to admire the beauty of Greek countryside and to visit an awe-inspiring site. Upon your arrival in Kalambaka train station at 11:30, a VIP Limo minibus with your guide will be waiting outside holding a signboard with your name on it for an amazing 4-hours tour to Meteora. Visit inside 2 monasteries of Meteora, the secluded hermit caves of Badovas and the best panoramic viewpoints of the site and of the 6 monasteries. At the end of the tour (16:00) your minibus will transfer you back to Kalambaka, where you will have an hour free time to stroll around the town or to have a light lunch (not included). At 17:15 the train departs from Kalambaka and arrives back in Athens at 21:25.
Duration
14h
Return details
Returns to original departure point
Additional information
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Not wheelchair accessible
A small amount of walking is involved, but in the monasteries there are stairs to climb
To enter the monasteries, appropriate clothing is required; Ladies should not wear short skirts and must have long sleeves; Men are not allowed to wear shorts
Service animals allowed
Near public transportation
Infant seats available
Not recommended for travellers with back problems
No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
Most travellers can participate
This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travellers
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5.0
139 reviews
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kenji miyamukai
1 contribution
Best trip
Jul 2021 • Couples
It was perfect trip to meteora.
Perfect assist / helpful staff / knowledgable explanation.
I recommend.
Written 24 July 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Climber402895
3 contributions
Simply magical
Jul 2021 • Couples
Tour was amazing and the guide was fantastic. Easily the best guide we have had on our trip this far.
Written 20 July 2021
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Julia N
1 contribution
If you're considering it, DO IT!
Jul 2021
Meteora was incredible, a definite must-see! The train ride takes a while but it is well worth it and I would definitely recommend touring with this company. Our guide was very knowledgeable and accommodating. Our bus was small and comfortable. We had a delicious lunch and there were waters offered to us. Our guide answered all our questions, we had time to explore the monasteries on our own, and there was plenty of time to stop and take good pictures.
Written 13 July 2021
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Roam666671
Copperas Cove, TX3 contributions
Beautiful
The views were amazing!!! The tour guides were friendly and knowledgeable. Make sure you wear the right footwear and gear up for a lot of stairs and walking!
Written 8 July 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

PR
Germany3 contributions
Worthy travel!
Jun 2021 • Couples
One of the best place on earth, a must see destination with the best tour guide. Informative and helpful with a bit of GOT feels. Highly recommended.
Written 4 July 2021
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Roberto
15 contributions
Amazing journey
The entire trip was so fun. The timing snd tour guide were great. The ease of getting the tickets was great. Our you guide was so skilled. And the views are breathtaking. My one critique is they say wifi is available but it was decidedly not. Not on the train or the bus. Frustrating for an international traveler. But hey, you wanna see the views anyway!
Written 28 June 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Isaacnad
Potomac, MD3 contributions
Fun and interesting tour with stunning views!
Picked us up at the train station on time;
Comfortable van;
Informative and funny local tour guide, answered every question;
Beautiful views!
Written 10 June 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Lorenzobrn81
Milan, Italy123 contributions
Unique place.
Aug 2020
The trip for Meteora is quite long, we left Athens at 7:20 am and we arrived at Kalabaka at 11:40. Our tour guide and driver were there waiting for us. After a stop near Badovas caves, we had a fast lunch; the tour guide was great, with a big knowledge of all Meteora attractions and the driver was very kind always taking pictures of us. Meteora and all the monasteries are very beautiful and interesting and panorama is really unique.
After visiting 3 monasteries and many photo stops, we went back to the train station around 16:45 and took the train at 17:15.
Written 13 September 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Ed C
7 contributions
Beyond Beautiful
Aug 2020 • Solo
*dudes cant wear shorts*
(So I wore shorts and put on thin trousers over the top when I went into the monasteries)

Started the day at 6.20, walked to the station (about a 40 minute walk from Athens Studios). I had emailed the tour providers asking about the train ticket so they told me what platform to get on and when. Very helpful! I would have found myself in Turkey for all I know. 4 hour train up.
But when we got there there was only 3 of us and we all became very chatty as the day went on and made the experience very fun!

The views were just something else. So unbelievable, such an amazing day. Our tour guide was very open and talkative, so the time we had together flew.

(Not entirely my opinion but..) The Slovenian man who was part of our 3 said he would have preferred to have done it by himself. I understand, as some of the information given about the priests was uninteresting, to me at least. The other person in the group, a young aussie girl, came to athens especially for this trip so take that as you will.
Highly recommend Meteora.

Tour Guide 9/10
Minibus 10/10
Train journey (depends on you entirely)
Views 9/10
Written 14 August 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Konstantinos P
7 contributions
Professionalism, luxury, vip vehicle
Jun 2020 • Friends
People who run Visit Meter
Ora are very professionals, luxury, and they have vip vehicle. Every day was a cool day
Written 5 June 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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433sylvaing
433sylvaing
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Great visit!
We were in Thessaloniki and wanted to do a 1 day visit to Meteora monasteries. After booking on their website Visit
njtravelmom
njtravelmom
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Very nice private sunset tour
We did 1/2 day sunset tour. It was perfect- we saw 2 Monasteries, another church and lots of landmarks. We were abl
D4630BCcharlesm
D4630BCcharlesm
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An excellent Private day Tour
I am glad that we booked this day tour to Meteora. Hotel Pick up was on time and we were greeted by our driver Mr.
karinarerichova
karinarerichova
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2-days Meteora trip - WOOW!!
Kalambaka is beautiful place!!! We went on sunset trip and morning hiking trip. In my opinion, hiking was much bett
chokshi76
chokshi76
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Amazing tour and experience
We had a great time! Learned a lot while visiting this unique site and monasteries. The limo was new and super comf
asperret
asperret
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An unforgettable hike in the Météores
Very pleasant hike, breathtaking scenery that you cannot experience by bus or car! Our guide Lavros took us through
asperret
asperret
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A wonderful sunset tour, great for families!
A wonderful tour with beutiful sights. Lavros our guide was exceptional. Kind, extremely knowledgeable, very profes
JesperS453
JesperS453
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Excellent private tour, good value
Can warmly recommend a private tour. Our guide (kudos, Jim) was very knowledgeable and he generously shared interes
Julie S
Julie S
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Bravo!
Wow! Book this trip with this company-you will not be disappointed!! We took the Half-Day Tour and the Sunset Tour.
Julia H
Julia H
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Incredible and breathtaking day trip
Amazing! Our day at the Meteora Kloster was absolutely breathtaking. In the Morning we did the hiking and scramblin
Max M
Max M
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Well organized, small group, perfect van
Well organized, good guid, bice van for a small group of people. There is no guide for inside the monestaries, but
973tam_sm
973tam_sm
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Breathtaking hike with a guide who made the extra mile
This tour was easily the highlight of our trip to Greece! We wanted to select the least touristy activity and we fo
georgeanamello
georgeanamello
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Meteora: where architecture and nature come together beautifully
We booked our visit to the Meteora’s monasteries with Visit Meteora and we had a wonderful time. We received all th
Inspire22502177086
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An enjoyable evening
We covered a lot of Meteora on this tour. I thought it gave us a good background and overview of the area. Katerin
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A great way to spend a morning
We really enjoyed this hiking tour. The walk was not at all strenuous, but went through the mountains on easy to ma
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