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From Athens: Meteora Full-Day Trip by Train

Activity provider: Key Tours

From Athens: Meteora Full-Day Trip by Train

Activity provider: Key Tours
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Likely to sell out

From US$ 86.52 per person

Enjoy views of the Greek countryside, visit 3 monasteries, and explore the hermit caves of Badovas. Stop at the small town of Kalambaka.

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Duration 14 hours
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Live tour guide
English
Private or small groups available

Experience

Highlights
  • Travel from Athens to the UNESCO-listed Meteora monasteries
  • Visit 3 amazing clifftop monasteries and the hermit caves of Badovas
  • Customize your itinerary to meet your interests
  • Admire the breathtaking views from the 'Panorama Rock'
Full description

Take a day out of your sightseeing in Athens to visit the spectacular clifftop Meteora monasteries on this full-day excursion by train.

Catch the train for Kalambaka from Athens railway station. Admire the beauty of the countryside along the way before arriving in Kalambaka, a small town built at the foot of rocky grey cliffs crowned by the monasteries of Meteora, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Spot your driver upon arrival in Kalambaka, holding a signboard with your name on it. Be shown to the vehicle that’ll take you to the monasteries, where you'll have time to visit 3 of them, as well as the hermit caves of Badovas.

At the end of the day, be transferred back to Kalambaka. Enjoy some time to explore the town and enjoy a light lunch (not included in the tour price). Afterward, the train departs Kalambaka, arriving in Athens in the evening.

Includes
  • Round-trip train tickets
  • Transportation by luxury air-conditioned bus with WiFi
  • Guide
  • Panoramic views of the monasteries
  • Free map
  • Bottle of water
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Monastery entrance fees (€3 per person)
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities (optional)
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Important information

Know before you go

  • To enter the monasteries, appropriate clothing is required. Knees and shoulders must be covered for both men and women
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.6 /5

based on 203 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.9/5
  • Transportation
    4.6/5
  • Value for money
    4.3/5
  • Safety
    4.5/5

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This is truly a once-in-a-lifetime experience. We visited 3 monasteries and learnt so much about the history. The views are breathtaking. I suffered from motion sickness and did take a tablet but the bus goes slowly and stops regularly so was not affected. There are many steps but you can take your time and it is so worth it. I would recommend to the ladies to bring a long light skirt or a large scarf to tie around their waist. Most monasteries provide them for free but one was charging 3 euro to buy one. We went on a rainy day but it was still magical. It does take 4h by train from central Athens but you will not regret it. We went with our 11 yo daughter who also absolutely loved it.

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April 20, 2022

The place, Meteora, is spectacular. Our private guide was the best. The overall organization by the tour group was dismal. When we arrived at the train station in Athens, the train was not running due to weather. There was no one to give us instructions or explanations. We had to take a 3 hour bus ride to a secondary location. We had another hour delay and were placed on 2 different trains where our reserved seatswerealdeay occupied. We then had to transfer to a 3rd train to get to our destination which we were fortunate to figure out on our own. We arrived 2 hours late cutting our tour time considerably. However, our wonderful guide, Vasily, was very courteous, accommodating and knowledgeable. He made the most of our shortened time. Without him, I would have felt very disappointed. He was a gem.

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March 20, 2022

The train Ride is about 4 hours, there is no Wi-Fi on the train, but there is a snack car with tables. We paid for class A (first class tickets) & they are not worth it! You are squished 6 people into a small car , there is no table or anything for you to use whereas if you are in the standard seats you sit facing each other and have a table between you so you can play cards or put your food on . We purchased food and drinks on the train ride up & we were able to get out of the squished area & go play cards in the snack/dining car . The monistaries charge an additional 3E each per person on top of what you pay for the trip (you are already paying a pretty good amount to take the trip so to have to pay this as well is a bit annoying & should be covered by the trip operator) additionally, if a woman/girl you must have a skirt on (even if over your pants) to go inside)2 of 3 will provide you one at no cost for the time you are there, the other one charges. No wifi on Bus as listed

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March 17, 2022

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