From Athens: Full-Day Rail Tour to Meteora
- Small group
- Duration: 1 day
Per group up to 7
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I would definitely recommend this tour, and if you only have one spare day for a trip while you're in Athens, I would make it this tour :-) It was a holiday highlight. Meteora was amazing and the views were awesome. Our tour guides, George and Jannis were lovely. The commentary was really informative and they were more than happy to take photos while you were there. I was really happy with the stop offs that we did on the tour - the hermit caves, followed by multiple stops for photos and two monasteries. We had a lovely day! It is a long day, but well worth it, and the tour wasn't as physically tiring as I expecting, due to the bus / group being fairly small and not having to walk for hours, which is a bonus. Thank you to George and Janni for a lovely time!
This is a long trip (at least 4 hours each way from Athens and frequently longer because of work on the railway) but so worth it. This is truly one of the most beautiful places on earth. The pictures don't even do it justice. The guide and driver were great. They give you the history and geology of the region. The driver was so kind in helping people get further out on rock formations to get pictures. This was one of my favorite parts of my trip to Greece. I highly recommend if you can take a long day.
The guide was exceptional. He was filled with a world of knowledge about the monasteries and their way of life. He was also very personable and answered all our questions. The weather was rainy and foggy and made taking pictures a challenge. We, however, still managed to get some good pictures anyway. This is a special place in the world and I felt privilaged to be visiting it. I highly recommend the tour.
Katarina (not sure how to spell it) was an AMAZING guide! She was able to explain relevant details about the monasteries and caves, answer all of our questions, and even include heartwarming personal stories. The driver also stopped along the way at spots with breathtaking views where we could enjoy and take photos. It was an incredible tour.
The tour guide Sophia was knowledgeable and very professional in keeping a bus load of people of different cultures very satisfied. I suggest the quiet time between Delfi and Meteora to have some very low, and relaxing background music. The driver was also very professional and all in all my friend and I had an excellent trip.