Meteora Day Trip by Train from Athens
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Stop At: Meteora, Kastraki, Kalambaka 422 00 Greece
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 hours you will have the time to explore two 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
- Round-trip shared transfers in Kalambaka
- Roundtrip rail tickets
- Expert English speaking driver
- Local taxes
- Hotel pick-up and drop-off service in Athens
- Food and drinks
- Gratuities (optional)
- Entrance fees of the Monasteries
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Infants (ages 3 and under) are free
- To enter the monasteries, appropriate clothing is required. Women should not wear short skirts and must have long sleeves. Men are not allowed to wear shorts.
- You will receive an e-mail with the train e-tickets a few days before the activity
- Not wheelchair accessible
- Infants must sit on laps
- Most travelers can participate
We were satisfied with the Tour and the Operator. The place was amazing and beyond our expectations. Overall satisfaction achieved.
Beautiful place, great tour guide.. Mariam showed us around the place, took us to 2 monasteries and informed us in detail about the history of the place.
Stunning location to do a day trip to. The 4 hour train trip (each way) was definitely worth it. Beautiful scenery. Informative tour guide was able to answer everyone's q questions.
Organised several months in advance, booked first class tickets for train leg, and bumped to economy a week before, terrible seats, backwards, didn't recline, beggars roaming the aisles...not at all pleasant on a four hour plus train ride..and same on the way back. Attractions themselves fantastic.
A place with absolutely stunning scenery. The guide is a local from the area so knows all the ins and outs of the place.
The train ride from Athens to Kalambaka was stressless comfortable and pleasant. Maria our tour guide was wonderful informative and very knowledgeable about the area having grown up in the area. She made the day for all of us. Great views stopping off and walking through the forest made this trip unforgettable. It was one in our bucket list. All worth it. Thank you Maria from Mary and Foti from Australia.
Maria was an excellent guide, very nice, friendly, and knowledgeable. Meteora itself was beautiful to see, and the monasteries and history were amazing to see and learn about.
The attraction itself was excellent. The train journey was too long. Lunch was not provided and there was little time to get something to eat before the tour. The tour guide was knowledgeable and effective. The entry fee to the Monasteries and lunch should be included in the trip.
The train to the tour was suppose to be 4 hours there and 4 hours back . However, we started our tour late and arrived back about 2 hours later then scheduled due to delays. The taxi cab drivers waiting for you when you get off the train were mad the train was late. Therefore, they wanted to charge way more to make up for that money they lost waiting for the late train. To avoid high prices if your train arrives late, there is an app called beat. The tour though was amazing. They provided water, gave you time to eat, use ths restrooms, and take lots of photos. The monasteries may ask women to wear skirts. There was a 3 euro entrance free per person on two of the monasteries we saw.
It’s a long trip but we’ll worth it. If you have the time, I recommend going up one day, staying in a hotel and returning the next.
Simply an amazing tour. It's probably out of their control but wish we could have stopped in more of the monasteries.
Very intelligent tour guide who unswerving on many questions and went above and beyond just a tour. breathtaking views! very doing trip on the train 5 hours each way - truly worth of effort!
The few hours in Meteora were well worth this trip! We had Ilias as our guide. He was very timely and courteous and it was like our own private car. He stopped at the best sites for us to take photos and answered all of our questions. You can tell how much he loves his town and is proud of it. He even stayed with us for dinner and walked us right to the train door for our trip back to Athens. We saw two monasteries and stopped at plenty of other great viewing spots along the way. If you only have one day to visit Meteora you won't be disappointed.
I highly recommend this trip. The train ride from Athens was fairly long 5-6 hours each way, but still well worth it for the quality of the sights. Our tour guide was highly knowledgeable and the bus driver was an expert at helping participants get the best photos possible of the amazing landscapes.