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Full-day trip to Meteora by train from Athens in English or Spanish provided by Meteora Thrones - Travel & Tourism Center

Full-day trip to Meteora by train from Athens in English or Spanish

Full-day trip to Meteora by train from Athens in English or Spanish
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Tour snapshot
Duration:
14h
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Group size:
20
Near public transportation
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
  • Duration:
    14h
  • Taking Covid-19 safety measures
  • Group size:
    20
  • Near public transportation
  • Ticket type:
    Mobile
  • Free cancellation
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, Spanish
What to expect
Know before you go
  • Duration: 14h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English, Spanish
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
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Important information
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
  • Entry/Admission - Varlaam Monastery
  • Entry/Admission - Agios Stefanos
Duration
14h
Departure details
  • Athens, Ηνωμένο Βασίλειο, Heathfield Industrial Estate, KA8, Athina 104 44, Greece Departure Point: Athens Railway Station (Stathmos Larissis) Departure time : 07:57 Meeting point: Take the train to Kalambaka from Athens. On arrival at Kalambaka's station, make your way to the outside: The minivan for your tour will be waiting there along with a signboard displaying your name.
Additional information
  • 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
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
  • Entry/Admission - Varlaam Monastery
  • Entry/Admission - Agios Stefanos
Departure details
  • Athens, Ηνωμένο Βασίλειο, Heathfield Industrial Estate, KA8, Athina 104 44, Greece Departure Point: Athens Railway Station (Stathmos Larissis) Departure time : 07:57 Meeting point: Take the train to Kalambaka from Athens. On arrival at Kalambaka's station, make your way to the outside: The minivan for your tour will be waiting there along with a signboard displaying your name.
Duration
14h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • 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
Travel safe during COVID-19
Last updated: 22 Jun 2020
A note from Full-day trip to Meteora by train from Athens in English or Spanish
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.
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
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Athens
    Ηνωμένο Βασίλειο, Heathfield Industrial Estate, KA8, Athina 104 44, Greece
    Departure Point: Athens Railway Station (Stathmos Larissis) Departure time : 07:57 Meeting point: Take the train to Kalambaka from Athens. On arrival at Kalambaka's station, make your way to the outside: The minivan for your tour will be waiting there along with a signboard displaying your name.
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  • 1
    Meteora
    Stop: 4 hours - Admission excluded
    See details
    Pass by
    Kastraki
  • 2
    Great Meteoron Monastery
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission excluded
    See details
  • 3
    Varlaam Monastery
    Stop: 45 minutes - Admission excluded
    See details
  • 4
    Holy Monastery of Rousanos - Saint Barbara
    Stop: 35 minutes
    See details
  • 5
    Holy Trinity Monastery (Agia Triada)
    Stop: 35 minutes
    See details
  • 6
    Agios Stefanos
    Stop: 35 minutes - Admission excluded
    See details
  • 7
    Agios Nikolaos Anapaphsas
    Stop: 35 minutes
    See details
  • 8
    Kalambaka
    Stop: 30 minutes
    See details
  • You'll return to the starting point
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Cindy Y.
Boston, MA3 contributions
Oct 2021 • Couples
Wonderful experience! So happy we took this tour, such a beautiful place! The monasteries we visited were beautiful inside and out. Getting into the monasteries was tough at times with many steep stairs/pathways but well worth the effort. Chris, our tour guide, was very nice and personable. There was time to buy food right before and after the monastery tours.

We paid extra for first class seats which were in a private compartment seating six. There were four people including us on the way there. Met someone from Athens and the Netherlands. On the way back, we got the entire compartment to ourselves.
Written 29 October 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Alessio0575
Monza, Italy144 contributions
Apr 2022
we visited Meteora's monasteries with this tour. Everything was perfect, we were lucky as the 7:20 train from Athens arrived on time in Kalambaka, where the buses were already waiting to take us to the first short stop to get some food before starting the real tour. The guide was very nice and knowledgeable, she provided also some good tips to visit the places as well as plenty of historical information. The time dedicated to each monastery is between 45 and 60 min, hence more than enough to enjoy the visits and to take pictures. The building are true masterpieces, and the panorama and views are unforgettable. For women, remember to bring a long skirt as it is required to enter the monasteries, although some of them may have some spare foulards to be used for the visits. Remember also to bring some water/food as in case of rush the time dedicated to additional stops could be very limited.
Written 21 April 2022
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Deborah
1 contribution
Feb 2022 • Solo
This trip was a long day but completely worth it! The train was comfortable and travelled through some beautiful scenery and meeting Ria (apologies if this is spelt incorrectly!) at the station was quick and easy!

We stopped first in the main square of Kalabaka at a cafe qhich is good for a bathroom break and good snacks / food should you wish but absolutely no pressure to buy. You stop there at the end so good for any purchases for the train back too. There is also a nearby supermarket and many good restaurants which Ria will show you.

After this stop then onto the first monastery. Be advised that some monasteries have A LOT of steps / steep slopes to get to them so something to keep in mind.

On our trip we visited St Nicholas, Varlaam and the nunnery at St Stephan - All of which are breathtaking....both inside and the views outside.

Ria was so knowledgeable and friendly, you were always interested to hear the next pieces of information. It was intriguing to learn how the first monks got to the monasteries, how they built them and especially how they got up / down!

Ideally, you would want to spend at least a couple of days in the area to fully explore (I'm sure they'd have a trip for that too!) but if one day is all the time you have then I cannot recommend this trip enough! I would certainly book again.
Written 7 February 2022
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MAJ
45 contributions
Sep 2021 • Solo
Amazing experience - great guide. Very funny and so informative. Took the train ride to the l Omarion that was provided in the email. The host/guide was there with my name and greeted me. I didn’t bring any Euro, the guide provide me some so that I can visit inside the monasteries (paid him back with tip from ATM). Wonderful experience. And I’m a huge GOT fan, so this was everything to me.
Written 8 September 2021
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Sydnee C
4 contributions
Jun 2021
I did a day tour from Athens with Meteora Thrones and loved it. I ended up being the only customer booked for that day, and the guide made it really personal. I shopped around at a number of different tour companies and also looked into simply buying my own train ticket and then doing a tour from Meteora, but this was the cheapest option. Even though the train ride is long (4 hours each way in one day), it was well worth it. The Meteora monasteries are amazing, and Meteora Thrones knows all the best places to stop for photos and knows the perfect amount of time to give you for each monastery. Can't recommend it enough!
Written 15 June 2021
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sandyrQ1951DQ
Laguna Beach, CA17 contributions
Jun 2021
The tour of Meteora was fantastic and exceeded my expectations. The beauty of the landscape and the uniqueness of the architecture was a highlight.

Christos imparted his extensive historical and archaeological knowledge along the journey, leaving us at each of the three monasteries to explore on our own. Each monastery had very interesting artifacts displayed in their museums and the grounds were so picturesque. Our guide brought us to optimal stops in order to get the best views for picture taking.

In summary, a fascinating and educational day in great comfort and company.
Written 3 June 2021
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Kphan
Houston, TX4 contributions
Apr 2022 • Couples
We went in April when the temperature was still cool. Summer would make all the walking a little more difficult. Spending time with Chris was like spending time with a friend. He patiently shared with us the history and details of Meteora and its monasteries. Clearly Chris loves his job and every knows him. Our friends who have been to Meteora complimented us on the pictures that my wife shared on Facebook. Chris is an excellent photographer (very important to my wife) and knows all of the places. I highly recommend Chris and this tour. Book early so you can reserve 1st class train tickets since these seats are limited.
Written 7 May 2022
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Sab B
1 contribution
Jul 2020
A stunning place if you go to Greece you should visit it. Our tour guide provided us a lot of information about the area, I learned a lot from him. Also, he has a funny way to give information so you don't feel bored. The tour was perfectly organized with enough time to visit each place, take pictures, and also spend some time there (not only for pictures). I didn't have the feeling that we are running as most of the tours are. We visited 2 monasteries and have several places for wonderful pictures. I was traveling alone and our tour guide was so kind and took me a lot of nice pictures.
The positive side, unlike several other websites, they have a phone number that you can call and have all the information you need, the person working there helped me to get my ticket last minute while it was impossible to do it directly online, he opened a place form me and after 5 minutes I booked my tour and get an email with all information (how to go there, what to bring, etc.).
Also, I went just after COVID 19 and it was well organized with a small group, they also were willing to provide us masques, they have hand sanitizer in the bus, so don't worry.
I recommend this tour
Written 22 July 2020
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VeeRay
Beirut8 contributions
Jul 2020
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 to your mobile so no hassle of printing something. The train itself was very clean, relaxing and had good facilities including a cafe car and plugs for electronics. The scenery was great as well, but take a book because it is four hours each way!
The trip itself around Meteora was brilliant. Really helpful guide who told us lots of interesting things. We were allowed to go around the monasteries on our own which I definitely preferred instead of being with the guide all the time. We saw three monasteries inside - Great Meteora, St. Stephen and one more I can't remember - and the others from various viewpoints. Pleeeenty of photo opportunities! St Stephen the nunnery was my favourite, really charming and well taken care of with beautiful gardens. But they are all pretty spectacular!
Highly recommended.
Written 7 August 2020
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GCarnaffan
Norley, UK536 contributions
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 late.

Collected from the station with a sign with my name as promised. Before heading to the UNESCO heritage site there is a quick stop, but only a snack place. The coffee was fine.

The monasteries and views and stunning. They are fairly quiet at the moment with no queues and only a small number of visitors. So if you’re in Athens, I think it’s a perfect time to visit.

We stopped at three monasteries which is Euros3 each. I read the info as in total, but we stopped at an ATM. There are small snack places and gift shops at some of the places. For drinks and ice creams and souvenirs. But nowhere to eat until you return to Kalabaka so take provisions.

Excellent driver and guide. Very friendly and helped us enjoy the tour

Really glad I made the trip.
Written 10 September 2020
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Great Tour
We had a really great tour with a super guide. They pick you up at your location and drive you with a bus to the be
Liz M
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Very goo
dimitris lead our tour - very experienced and lots of stories . I have been tp Meteora before and this time I saw
Renata S
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Excellent
Monasteries were amazing, guide was very informative, all trip was organized super well, train tickets were sent on
Genko G
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Dimitris made our day!
Excellent tour! Our guide, Dimitris, was just amazing with his knowledge, not only for the Meteora but for so many
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WORST COMPANY!!! SHOULD NOT BE LICENSED!!!
BEWARE!!! SCAM!!! We booked and paid for the tour of Meteora a month before arriving. The night before the tour, th
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Wonderful experience. The drivers and guides were very friendly and welcoming. The guides were very well-informed
Bernd D
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Great overview trip around the Meteora monasteries. Wonderful tour guide!
Great four hour trip with breathtaking views. Wonderful opportunity to get a first impression of the whole of Meteo
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Amazing day in Meteora
This private tour was amazing! Our private driver in meteora was Sakis. He was full of life and stories of the his
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Great tour company, well organised with the once in a life time views of the Meteora through out our 2 day trip!
Excellent, well organised trip by meteora thrones. Amazing views from our hotel and then on the sunset tour that e
Henttan
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Great experience
On 28th of April when arriving to Kalambaka I had booked in advance a Sunset Tour. There were only three of us atte
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Breathtaking views!
Beautiful weather, perfect amount of time at each monastery, and good information from Giannis the tour guide
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Spectacular wonder of both nature and man!
Many thanks to Yiannis and Kostas for making the "Majestic Sunset" tour such a great experience! The Meteora is si
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Thank you!
We really enjoyed the tour of the Meteora monasteries. Friendly, kind and professional guide. And a very professi
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Best tour
In 4 hours you can cover all monasteries in meteora. Save cost on renting a car. The explanation on the history was
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Don't miss these tours when you're visiting Meteora!
My (teenage) daughters and I did the Hiking Meteora Tour in the morning/ early afternoon and the Sunset Tour in the
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