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Athens: Full-Day Meteora Trip by Train in English or Spanish

Athens: Full-Day Meteora Trip by Train in English or Spanish

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From US$ 111.13 US$ 84.46 per person

See all 6 monasteries of the Meteora rock formations on a guided panoramic tour by luxury minibus. Go inside 3 monasteries, an experience exclusive to this tour.

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Duration 1 day
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Live tour guide
Spanish, English, French, German, Greek
Private or small groups available

Experience

Highlights
  • Enjoy a panoramic tour in English or Spanish by a local guide
  • See all 6 monasteries of the spectacular Meteora rock formations
  • Visit the Hermit Caves: Badovas and learn about the mysterious history
  • Get a glimpse at life inside 3 of the monasteries with entry exclusive to this tour
  • Benefit from convenient pickup and drop-off at Kalambaka Train Station
Full description

Take a day trip from Athens to Meteora with a guide, with round-trip train tickets to Kalambaka and onward transportation included. Get a panoramic view of all 6 holy monasteries and enter 3 of the most popular ones. While exploring the region’s hidden gems, visit the hermit caves of Badovas.

Redeem your e-ticket for the early morning departure from Athens at and travel to Kalambaka using the train tickets sent to you in advance. Sit back and admire the beautiful landscapes along the way. 

The train ride takes about 4 hours and it is recommended that you bring your own food and drinks. Upon arrival in Kalambaka, meet your guide at the train station and start your customized Meteora tour. See all 6 monasteries of the stunning rock formation over 5 hours. Look inside 3 of the UNESCO World Heritage monuments for a glimpse behind their imposing walls. Stop taking photos of locations that only the locals know about. Have the chance after the tour for a nice walk in the city of Kalabaka and be prepared for the departure of the train. Be dropped off at Kalambaka Train Station to make the late afternoon departure for Athens.

Includes
  • Tour guide
  • Round-trip train tickets from Athens to Kalambaka
  • Pick up and drop-off at Kalambaka train station
  • Tour of Meteora
  • Panoramic view of all 6 monasteries
  • Visit the 3 most popular monasteries
  • Visit the secret Hermit Caves and Badovas
  • Map of Meteora
  • Transportation by luxury minibus with Wi-Fi
  • Food and drink
  • Guide inside the Holy Monasteries
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Entrance fees to the monasteries (€3)
  • Tips (optional)
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
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

  • The local train company only issues 20 first-class tickets for the journey. If you select first-class train tickets when booking, and availability is restricted, you will be refunded the first-class ticket price, with second-class train tickets provided instead
  • Please note that to go inside the monasteries you must be dressed modestly. Women must wear long skirts (no pants/trousers) and have their shoulders covered. Men must wear long pants and long-sleeved shirts
  • Your guide will pick you up and drop you off at Kalambaka Train Station even if the train is delayed
  • Your train tickets are e-tickets and will be sent by email after your tour is confirmed
  • Please be at the station 30 minutes before the train departure to find the train, your seat, or the steward of the train company to assist you
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.6 /5

based on 595 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.8/5
  • Transportation
    4.6/5
  • Value for money
    4.4/5
  • Safety
    4.7/5

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The guide and the whole tour was planned out very well - definitely sign up for this if you want to visit the meteora! Our guide was super passionate, showing us pictures and telling us the development of the rocks, and she also took care of us very well - especially for solo travellers! The train ride is a bit long though - we had a delay of an hour on the way to and back, but the guide was super responsive when I sent an email updating them about the delay. Overall a great deal and experience - would definitely recommend!

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June 24, 2022

One of the best tour experiences we’ve ever had!! The Monasteries were awe inspiring and the tour guide was very informative and entertaining! We got to enter 3 of the key monasteries in the region with amazing views over the Meteora town, plus some extra stops at prime view locations in the region and a stop to buy some local food on arrival in the town. Transportation information on how to get to/from Meteora was clear and the guide was waiting once we arrived via train.

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June 20, 2022

Ria was an incredible guide! The tour started at a lovey little restaurant where we purchased delicious homemade made Greek food. Then we proceeded to drive all through Meteora. The bus stopped at the best lookouts for pictures, and we never felt rushed. Ria had lots of great information. My wife and I had an absolutely lovely trip to Meteora!

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June 19, 2022

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