From Athens: Full-Day Rail Tour to Meteora
- Small group
- Duration: 1 day
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I had an absolutely fabulous day on this trip. It was with some trepidation that I booked this trip as the reviews were mixed. However, I can honestly say this was my favourite day in Greece and the long train journey was absolutely worth it. Meteora itself is completely incredible, and was made even better by the very comfortable transport and highly professional, attentive and knowledgeable guide, who has lived in the area his whole life and had lots of interesting knowledge to share. He tailored the trip to suit me as I was the only one on the trip, and was so kind in offering to take photos at the viewpoints and stop off for refreshments etc. I felt that the day was very good value for money and that the train ride was surprisingly comfortable and straightforward. I stayed at a hotel near the station just to make things a little bit easier. The only problem was the company's insistence that tickets were printed rather than just shown on a phone, as I don't this this was necessary.
As a solo traveler this was the most easy,safe,comfortable & informative tour I’ve had. Upon researching this was the one that gave me precise details of how to get where & what to expect. The subway & train is easy to navigate. Much faster then driving from Athens. I wanted first class in the train but no seats. Didn’t matter coz found out the train was clean&seats properly numbered, people also just fine. There were a few child beggars going up & down the aisles but the conductor sent them away. 4 hours went by fast w/lovely scenery to look at outside. The tour guide was waiting as promised & was easy to find. He was a big Greek guy, very funny,friendly w/lots of info. We first stopped for a quick breakfast. Meteora is absolute breathtaking. The landscape is like none in the world. It’s one of the places to see before you die! The monasteries are incredible. How they were made on top of cliffs is mind boggling. Weather in end oct was beautiful. I would love to visit again.
Meteora ROCKS. I found the company name to to be an appropriate play on words. If you ever have the privilege to visit Meteora; I would highly recommend this tour company. Our guide Dinos was exceptional; his vast historical knowledge, gifted intellectual capacity and ability to relay this knowledge in an entertaining format was refreshing. Meteora is a very spiritually uplifting location with an incredible history and "Meteora Rocks" is a tour company worthy of presenting the story. Thank you for a memorable experience
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 tour was excellent, everything thing was organized and perfect and my tour guide Maria was totally nice and extremely friendly she answered all my questions and did everything in order for us to have a nice time I really enjoyed every moment in the tour and I totally recommend it.