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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

From US$ 131.77 per person

See all 6 monasteries of Meteora on a guided panoramic tour with a local guide. Go inside 3 monasteries, an experience exclusive to this tour, see the Hermit Caves and learn the area's rich history.

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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

Itinerary
16 hours
  • Athens

  • 4 hours
  • Kalabaka

  • Meteora (guided tour)

  • Kalabaka (free time)

  • 4 hours
  • Athens

Meeting point
Main stop
Other stop
Highlights
  • Enjoy a panoramic tour in English or Spanish by a local guide
  • Visit the Hermit Caves of Badovas and see all 6 monasteries of Meteora
  • Get a glimpse at life inside 3 of the monasteries with entry exclusive to this t
  • Skip the line at the train station with your ticket sent directly to your e-mail
  • 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
  • Local Tour guide
  • Round-trip train tickets from Athens to Kalambaka
  • Pick up and drop-off at Kalambaka train station
  • 5-hour 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

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Meeting point

Take the 7:52 AM train from Athens Trains Station (Larissis Station) to Kalabaka Train Station. When you arrive at Kalabaka Station, your guide will be there to meet you and holding a sign with your name on it.

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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 2-3 days before your trip or immediately if it is a last-minute booking
  • 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

4.7 /5

based on 871 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.8/5
  • Transportation
    4.6/5
  • Value for money
    4.5/5
  • Safety
    4.7/5

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The tour left punctually at the indicated time from the indicated place. First we stop at a cafeteria to have a coffee or go to the bathroom. Then we went to Meteora, we made several stops to look and take panoramic photos. We entered 3 monasteries and the other 3 looked at each other from the outside. Totally recommended.

December 5, 2022

Great tour. Saw 3 monastries with plenty of time in each and had lots of stops for photos. Helpful and friendly guide. We were dropped off with plenty of time to grab something to eat before the train home. A note separate from the tour: Athens station was not signposted well. Trains to Meteora/Kalambaka depart from Platform 8. If in doubt, ask a member of staff.

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November 18, 2022

Meteora is an incredible place to visit but the tour seems very expensive to me considering that you only pay for transportation, the entrance fees to the monasteries are separate, the guide only accompanies you during the journey, the ma asteroids are visited alone and you arrive at meteora alone

October 31, 2022

Product ID: 88898