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From Athens: Meteora 2-Day Trip by Train with a Local Guide

1. From Athens: Meteora 2-Day Trip by Train with a Local Guide

You will independently take the train from Athens train station at 7:57 AM to Kalabaka and admire the beautiful Greek landscapes during your trip to Meteora. Arriving in Kalabaka at 12:05 PM, be picked up from the train station and transferred to check into your reserved hotel. After lunch, prepare yourself for the Meteora majestic sunset tour. You will be picked up from your hotel in the afternoon and after the tour be brought back to your hotel or to Kalabaka town for a short walk. The next morning at 09:00 AM, be picked up from your hotel and join a comprehensive Meteora morning tour or a Meteora hiking tour. For the next 4-hours, you have the chance to experience all the beauty of the unique phenomenon of Meteora and the holy monasteries on top of the rock giants. After the tour ends, transfer back to your hotel where you can get ready for your departure back to Athens. Your train will depart at 6:22 PM and you will reach Athens at approximately 10:30 PM.

Kalabaka: Majestic Sunset Meteora Tour with a Local Guide

2. Kalabaka: Majestic Sunset Meteora Tour with a Local Guide

Your 4-hour sunset tour begins with a pick-up at your Kalambaka or Kastraki hotel, and a drive by VIP limo minibus to the nearby UNESCO World Heritage Site of Meteora. Travel in comfort and safety in a luxury air-conditioned VIP minibus to the unique and world-famous rock forest of Meteora. Enjoy a comprehensive tour that takes you to all 6 monasteries, with the opportunity to visit the interior of 1 or 2 of them. Your tour leader will remain with you throughout, providing information about the area in your language. At the end of the monastery tour you’ll be able to enjoy one of the best sunsets in Greece from the best vantage point in Meteora.

Meteora: Sunset Tour from Kalambaka

3. Meteora: Sunset Tour from Kalambaka

When the tourists have returned to their hotels you’ll be heading out on this late afternoon tour of Meteora. Visit a monastery and see other places that only locals know. Marvel at the amazing views and hear about the history and traditions of this special place. On this unique 4-hour tour you’ll see the thousand-year-old Bandovas hermitages inside caves high up on the rocks and hear the amazing story of one of the most ancient churches in Greece, the Byzantine Church of the Virgin Mary in Kalambaka. The church building was once an ancient temple dedicated to the god Apollo. Enjoy panoramic views from the perfect spot in Meteora to see the sunset. As the sun slowly sinks below the horizon the magnificent rocky landscape of Meteora comes to life. It becomes easy to understand why the site was chosen for these monasteries.

Meteora Evening Tour with Breathtaking Sunset View

4. Meteora Evening Tour with Breathtaking Sunset View

The tour begins either from Kalabaka or from your accommodation in the area. Be driven up to Meteora in a luxurious mini-bus where an experienced and skilled tour leader will explain to you the history of Meteora and show you hidden places that only locals know about. See the 1000-year old hermitage of Bandovas, which was built like a cave system. You will also see the Byzantine Church located in a small neighborhood of Kalambaka, which was built over ancient ruins. Later, visit a monastery to admire the Christian architecture and see the frescoes in the churches. Just before sunset, the driver will take you on the peak of the rocks at a perfect spot for photographs. Admire the beautiful sunset view over the valley below. The tour ends afterward and you will be dropped off at your accommodation or in Kalabaka if you want to dine out. 

From Kalambaka: Afternoon Meteora Sightseeing & Sunset Tour

5. From Kalambaka: Afternoon Meteora Sightseeing & Sunset Tour

Join this extraordinary sunset tour to Meteora from Kalabaka or Kastraki and fully experience this true marvel. Take in characteristic monasteries and ancient rock formations. Accompanied by a local guide, you'll learn all about Meteora’s history and myths. The tour starts with a convenient pickup directly from your hotel via a VIP minibus. Then, your guided tour officially starts. Along the trip, you'll have the opportunity to see all 6 of the must-see monasteries and admire the interior of one of them. You'll also get to see some of Meteora’s most spectacular hidden gems, like the ancient hermitages of Bandovas, the Byzantine Church of the Assumption of Virgin Mary, and the picturesque old district of Kalabaka. Last but not least, you will enjoy the breathtaking panoramic views, capture some amazing photos and witness one of the most breathtaking sunsets you will ever see.

From Athens: 3-Days Meteora Rail Tour

6. From Athens: 3-Days Meteora Rail Tour

Day 1 Trains are the most spacious and comfortable way of travel in Greece. Catch the morning train to Kalambaka from Athens Larissa railway station, and enjoy a trip that will give you the chance to admire the beauty of the Greek countryside. Upon your arrival in Kalambaka your English-speaking driver will be waiting for you at the train station holding a signboard with your name on it to transfer you to your hotel. Late in the afternoon, a VIP minibus will pick you up from the hotel to join the Meteora Sunset Tour to admire breathtaking views of Meteora and to discover the hidden gems of this place. Day 2 For the next morning, have the chance to choose the activity you wish: the Half-Day Morning Tour of Meteora to see the main attractions, the monasteries of Meteora with a VIP minibus or the Hiking Tour of Meteora to walk among the rock giants. Visit 2 monasteries of Meteora, the secluded hermit caves of Badovas and enjoy the best panoramic viewpoints of the 6 monasteries. After this morning tour, the bus will drop you back to your hotel. The evening is free for you to explore the area on your own. Day 3 The morning is free. In the evening, a taxi transfer will be arranged for you from your hotel to the local train station at Kalambaka. At 5:15 PM, the train departs from Kalambaka and arrives at 9:25 PM to Athens.

Meteora Sunset Tour on E-bikes

7. Meteora Sunset Tour on E-bikes

Take part in this wonderful e-bike tour through the rocks and monasteries of Meteora. The excursion starts from the centre of Kalambaka, just below the rocks of Meteora. Your group will then head toward this UNESCO protected area, where you will see and learn everything about this amazing location. Using electric bikes makes this ride easy and gives the rider the chance to explore without worrying about the slope of the route. There will also be a number of stops allowing you to take in the beauty of the surroundings. The tour leader will give you a comprehensive explanation of the area, geological phenomena, culture and religion. The tour covers six functional monasteries and many of the old monasteries' remains and hermit caves. Unfortunately, you will not be able to go inside of the monasteries, as they are closed during this tour. After an amazing ride, you'll go to one of the most beautiful spots of the area to enjoy the majestic sunset over the cliffs. 

Meteora: Sunset Hike to Secret Caves

8. Meteora: Sunset Hike to Secret Caves

Join an afternoon sunset hike to Meteora’s secret caves accompanied by a knowledgeable local mountain guide. Discover some jaw-dropping hidden gems that only locals know about such as the hermit caves and the ancient monk's prison on this adventurous trip. Be picked up from your hotel in Kalabaka or Kastraki and make your way to the foothills of Meteora. Walk along winding trails and visit the magnificent hermitages of Bandovas, hike to secret caves and explore the ancient monk’s prison on this scenic trip. Learn all about the history and legends of Meteora from your local guide and enjoy the panoramic views. Finally, gaze at Meteora’s breathtaking sunset from an ideal viewpoint and have the opportunity to capture some incredible photos.

Meteora: E-Bike Sunset Tour With Local Guide & Drink

9. Meteora: E-Bike Sunset Tour With Local Guide & Drink

Do a bike tour of the UNESCO-listed monasteries of Meteora. Bike among the giant rocks and learn about the history of the area from your guide. Visit the Church of the Virgin Mary, the Bandovas caves, and 6 of the monasteries that are still open. Finally, take in one of the best sunsets in Greece. Begin by meeting your guide at the bike rental facilities and being assigned an e-bike. Receive a brief introduction on how the bike works. Make your way to your first stop, the 1000-year-old Church of the Virgin Mary, which is the most important monument in Kalabaka. Next, cycle uphill towards the Meteora monasteries. Make a stop at the caves of Bandovas. Explore the caves with your guide and learn about the legends of the old hermitage monks of Bandovas. Enjoy a cold drink along the way. Continue cycling uphill, appreciating the effortless ride that an electronic bike offers you. See all six of the monasteries that are still open today, and view the others that have long ago been abandoned. Use the opportunity to take as many photos as you like. Just before sundown, cycle to an observation point in Meteora and take in panoramic views. Stay and watch the sun set over the valley below. Afterwards, experience the thrill of riding downhill through the nature of Meteora until you reach Kalabaka again, where the tour ends.

Meteora: 2-Days Train Tour from Thessaloniki - Local Agency

10. Meteora: 2-Days Train Tour from Thessaloniki - Local Agency

On the morning of day 1, you will travel independently by train from Thessaloniki Train Station at 8:18 AM to Kalabaka. Along the way admire the beautiful Greek landscapes. Choose to travel with first or standard class train tickets and whether to stay in a 3-star or 4-star hotel. You will be picked up from Kalabaka train station at 11:30 AM and be transferred to your hotel. You will have time to have lunch and prepare yourself for the majestic Meteora Rocks sunset tour. You will be picked you up for the tour and returned to Kalabaka town for a short walk. On day 2, you will be picked up from your hotel and join a comprehensive Panoramic Meteora tour or a Meteora Hike. For the next four hours, experience the beauty of the unique phenomenon of Meteora and the holy monasteries on top of the rock giants. At the end of the tour, you will be transferred back to your hotel where you can get ready for your departure back to Thessaloniki. Your train departs at 5:15 PM and arrives back in Thessaloniki at approximately 8:30 PM. There is a change at Palaiofarsala Train Station with a waiting time of approximately 1 hour.

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What people are saying about Kalabaka

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 190 reviews

Everything went smoothly. It was nice that the shuttle bus picked and dropped me off at my hotel. We were able to see all of the monasteries, had plenty of time to visit 2 of them and much more too! (hermit caves, history). Our tour guide was very friendly, enthusiastic, and very passionate.

Nice and smooth transitions from transportation to going to places. Very attentive and always on time providers. They made sure all my needs were met at all times and went above and beyond. Christos & Eleni were amazing!! Highly recommended.

This has undoubtedly been a wonderful Tour, all well coordinated by the agency and even more the quality of the guides, their means of transportation and their concern to maximize the experience.

Excellent experience to explore Meteora and the monasteries. Worry free with all the transfers and hotel stay arranged.

We loved this trip, beautiful views, amazing cathedrals, great mountains!