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  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Hand sanitizer available to travellers and staff
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A note from Athens Meteora Monasteries Day Trip by Rail
Important info : Sleeveless clothing and shorts over the knee for men are not allowed to enter the monasteries , also ladies skirts below the knee are required. Please be prepared in order to enter the monasteries since the monasteries will not provide them.
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Overview
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Athens
    Athens 104 44, Greece
    Departure Point: Athens Railway Station (Larissa Station) Directions: Take the train to Kalambaka from Athens' Larissa Station. On arrival at Kalambaka, make your way to the outside of the station: the meeting point for your panoramic monastery tour. The minivan for your tour will waiting here and we will hold a sign with your name.
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  • 1
    Meteora
    Stop: 5 hours - Admission excluded
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  • 2
    Great Meteoron Monastery
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission excluded
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  • 3
    Varlaam Monastery
    Stop: 45 minutes
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  • You'll end at
    Athens
    Athens 104 44, Greece
    Departure Point: Athens Railway Station (Larissa Station) Directions: Take the train to Kalambaka from Athens' Larissa Station. On arrival at Kalambaka, make your way to the outside of the station: the meeting point for your panoramic monastery tour. The minivan for your tour will waiting here and we will hold a sign with your name.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Athens 104 44, Greece
Duration
14h
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • Roundtrip Train Tickets (Athens - Kalambaka - Athens)
  • Panoramic views of all six monasteries
  • Comprehensive 5-hour tour of Meteora
  • Visit inside the 3 most popular monasteries - ONLY BY US
  • Local , English-speaking , Tour Leader
  • Transportation in a lux , air-conditioned Mini-bus
  • Free Wi-Fi in the Mini-bus
  • Free Panoramic Meteora Map
Exclusions
  • Pickup and drop-off at Athens' Larissa train station
  • Entrance fees to monasteries (approx. 3 euro each)
  • Gratuities
  • Meals and soft drinks
  • Guide inside the Holy Monasteries
  • Entry/Admission - Meteora
  • Entry/Admission - Great Meteoron Monastery
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Visitors entering the monasteries must be dressed modestly. Women must wear long skirts and long-sleeved blouses. Men must wear long pants and long-sleeved shirts
  • Supplier is not responsible for any train delays that might affect the duration of the tour. Your guide and minivan will be waiting for you at Kalambaka train station and are guaranteed to return you to the station in time to catch your return train to Athens
  • Your train tickets are e-tickets and will be sent to 3 days before the trip
  • Vegetarian meal option available
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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66Ziggy wrote a review Oct 2020
Groningen, The Netherlands3 contributions9 helpful votes
What a wonderful experience, for me the eighth world wonder. Very special thanks for Xristos Zoros for showing us all around.
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Date of experience: October 2020
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GCarnaffan wrote a review Sep 2020
Norley, United Kingdom494 contributions89 helpful votes
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An early departure from Athens. 0720 train. There are food/coffee shops at the station. The tickets have a QR code so no need to print. The train is comfortable if a little slow. The train was fairly slow and waited for another train from Thessaloniki which made us a little
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Maria E wrote a review Aug 2020
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The tour was very well organised and despite having only one day ( I would have loved to see the sunset) and being mid August (really hot)it was totally worth it. The landscape is absolutely stunning and the guide Evelina and the driver made the trip more pleasurable by
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Date of experience: August 2020
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VeeRay wrote a review Aug 2020
Beirut8 contributions5 helpful votes
Wonderful day trip! Everything was super well organised and very easy. We did a private day trip with three of us. Clear communication and great customer service - they allowed us to change the day when our plans changed with no fuss. The train was great. The tickets are sent
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Date of experience: July 2020
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Greg9313 wrote a review Jul 2020
Virginia Beach, Virginia20 contributions3 helpful votes
It was an incredible journey. Even though we spent 8 hours+ in the train to get to and from Meteora, we have no regrets More so, we had the experience of a life time. Seeing the unbelievable geological formations used by monks and nuns makes you feel that there is something
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Date of experience: July 2020
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zuzannaeM
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A must do
We did the 2 day trip with Meteora Thrones. Both days were amazing. There is mostly driving plus monastery visits o
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Edwin K
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Nice Monastery Tour
We had a very nice tour. The driver was extremely safe and cautious. The guide very knowledgeable and patient. Ther
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saidatraveler
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Amazing experience with a tour guide Xristos!
Xristos Zoros provided a sunset tour to remember. It was a pleasure to meet him and a privilege to have him as a to
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Terrastur
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Amazing tour
Last week we did the tour and our guide Xristo was so informative knowlegeable. We really have a wonderful time. It
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Magellanosolotravel
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Very good
I really enjoyed both the sunset tour and the morning one. A special thank to the guides Chris and George who are t
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CeilidhM19
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Awesome Tours, Best Tour Guide!
We did 2 different tours with Meteora Thrones while staying in Kastraki, the sunset tour and the morning monastery
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LeanneG09
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Breath Taking
We did the morning Panoramic Meteora Tour with 3 monastaries which was brilliant & great value. The guide was very
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28monikaz
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2 day Meteora guided trip from Athens
Meteora is an amazing place and even though it could be done in one day I would recommend to stay one night, sunset
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oharahip
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A wonderful, uplifting experience.
We loved this trip. The journey in the coach was gentle enough to enjoy every change in scenery. If you have any l
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U6405PKvivianc
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Best tour of our time in Greece!
This was money really well spent! We had only an afternoon/evening in Meteora and our guide, Dimitrios, made sure w
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customeriohx2qel2020
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Meteora Sunset tour
Despite a day of appalling weather, heavy rain and mist the Meteora sunset tour went ahead. Our guide, Dimitri, an
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Bradleith
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Amazing Tour
Our 4 hour tour of Meteora’s monasteries was excellent. Our guide, Dimitri, and driver, Socrates, were knowledgeabl
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FelipeR1190
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Great small group tour!
Got picked up in the morning at my hotel by two cheerful guys who took us on a trip to visit 3 of the monasteries,
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sarabC7113GB
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Impressive!
We went to all of these six churches in a luxury comfortable van. The buildings are really very impressive. Our gui
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chroserens
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2 days Meteora Tour from Thessaloniki by Train
Both the Sunset tour and the Morning tour were excellent. Only some drones could disturb the peaceful Meteora lands
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  • Duration: 14h
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  • Languages Offered: English
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