Day trip

From Athens: Meteora Day Trip by Train with Hotel Pickup

Activity provider: Key Tours
Day trip

From Athens: Meteora Day Trip by Train with Hotel Pickup

Activity provider: Key Tours
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From US$ 132.58 per person

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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
Pickup included
Be picked up from centrally located addresses in Athens.
Small group available


  • Travel from Athens to the UNESCO-listed Meteora monasteries
  • Visit 3 amazing clifftop monasteries and the hermit caves of Badovas
  • Admire the breathtaking views from the 'Panorama Rock'
  • Explore the charming town of Kalambaka
  • Benefit from complimentary pick-up to the Athens Train Station
Full description

Explore the UNESCO-listed Meteora monasteries on a full-day guided trip from Athens. Take the train to Kalambaka and ascend to the clifftop to admire the monasteries and hermit caves of Badovas.

Enjoy your morning wake-up, avoiding any stress regarding your transfer to the rail station with our free-of-charge pick-up service. Arrive at the Athens railway station and catch the train for Kalambaka. 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.

  • Round-trip train tickets
  • Pickup service from centrally located Athens spots
  • Transportation by luxury air-conditioned bus with WiFi
  • Licensed guide
  • Panoramic views of the monasteries
  • Free map
  • Bottle of water
  • Hotel drop-off
  • Monastery entrance fees (€3 per person)
  • Food and drinks
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Camera
  • Comfortable clothes

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 322 reviews

Review summary

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Overall the day-trip was long, but enjoyable and fun. The four hour train ride from Athens to Kalambaka was easy and smooth. Once we got there, Maria (our guide) and the driver George met us at the train station and took us around and showed us as much as they could considering that it was both fairly cold and it got dark early. But we did see two of the larger monasteries and we had plenty of opportunity to take great pictures of the scenery. It was a memorable day. Maria was a good guide. A bit quirky and eccentric, but she added character and charm to the experience. I liked that she grew up in the area and had lots of stories to tell us of things were when she was younger. My only suggestion to Maria is to slow down a bit while speaking. While most people who speak English could understand her and all of her jokes and whatnot easily, I would guess that people who are not too proficient in English might have difficulty with how fast she talks. Verdict: Recommended

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March 27, 2023

Omg. I can’t even describe the excitement. This was one of the most memorable part of the trip. Though the train ride was a bit daunting it was sooooo worth it. Ladies don’t forget to bring a wrap (one similar to one you wear at the beach to wrap over your pants or they will not let you in) Marina was our guide and she was phenomenal. This is a must! We reserved VIP section on the train. The cabin number is on your ticket look for it, cause it took us 3 tries until we found it.

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March 27, 2023

The train ride to Meteora was long but we’ll worth it. What an amazing place! Once we got there, we were bussed up to the caves and monasteries. The views are fantastic. Our guide was wonderful. She shared a rich history of 5hr monks and the monasteries. It is well worth the time and money.

March 27, 2023

Product ID: 64447