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From Athens: Full-Day Meteora Trip by Train

1. From Athens: Full-Day Meteora Trip by Train

Redeem your e-ticket for the 7:20 AM departure from Athens and travel to Kalambaka on your own. 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 at approximately 11:30 AM, meet your guide at the train station and start your 5-hour, customized, panoramic 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 to take photos from locations that only the locals know about. Get dropped off at Kalambaka Train Station, to make the 5:15 PM departure for Athens, scheduled to arrive at 9:30 PM.

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Meteora Full-Day Trip from Athens by Train

2. Meteora Full-Day Trip from Athens by Train

Take a day out of your sightseeing in Athens to visit the spectacular clifftop Meteora monasteries on this 14-hour excursion by train. Catch the train for Kalambaka at 7:20 AM from Athens railway station. Admire the beauty of the countryside along the way. At 11:30 AM, arrive 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 English-speaking 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 have around 4 hours 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). At 5:15 PM the train departs Kalambaka, arriving in Athens at 9:25 PM.

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From Athens: Full-Day Rail Tour to Meteora

3. From Athens: Full-Day Rail Tour to Meteora

Catch the train to Kalambaka in the morning from the Athens railway station and enjoy a trip that will give you the chance to admire the beauty of the countryside. Arrive in Kalambaka, a small town built at the foot of the majestic grey rocks, and crowded by the Meteora monasteries. Your driver will be waiting for you holding a sign with your name, and you will board a 19-seater VIP Mercedes minibus that will transfer you to the Meteora monasteries (Meteora is included on the list of UNESCO World Heritage sites). For 5 hours, you will have the time to explore three monasteries. Visit the thousand years old hermitages of Bandovas, learn the stories and the legends, and enjoy great views from the most panoramic spots. At the end of the day, your driver will transfer you back to Kalambaka, where you will have the time to stroll around and have a light lunch (not included). At 5:15 PM, the train will depart from Kalambaka and arrive back at 9:25 PM to Athens.

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Athens: Meteora Independent Train Trip and Monastery Tour

4. Athens: Meteora Independent Train Trip and Monastery Tour

Your tour will begin from "Stathmos Larissis", the fabulous central railway station of Athens where you will depart to Kalambaka from. Throughout your train journey, indulge in the unique scenic routes that the Greek countryside provides. You can discover a mosaic of unique beauty, biodiversity and enormous ecological value. At about 11:30 AM, you will arrive at your destination, the railway station of Kalambaka. Once having arrived, you will meet with your guide who will be holding a signboard with your name on it. From here your tour to the Meteora Monasteries is going to begin. You can admire the amazing Christian architecture, and discover how monasteries have been influenced over time, having existed for over 700 years. After 4 hours of exploration, your tour will come to an end and you will be driven back to Kalabaka where you will have free time to spend under the shadow of giant rocks. You will arrive back in Athens at 9:25PM after a full-day exploring.

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Meteora: 2-Day and 1-Night Tour by Train from Athens

5. Meteora: 2-Day and 1-Night Tour by Train from Athens

You will independently take the train from Athens train station at 7:20 AM to Kalabaka and admire the beautiful Greek landscapes during your trip to Meteora. Arriving in Kalabaka at 11:30 AM, 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 5:15 PM and you will reach Athens at approximately 9:30 PM.

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Meteora: Full Day Trip by Train from Thessaloniki

6. Meteora: Full Day Trip by Train from Thessaloniki

You will take the train from Thessaloniki Train Station departing at 8:18 AM towards Kalambaka (you change trains at Paliofarsalos) and admire the beautiful Greek landscapes during your trip. You will be greeted by the team upon arrival at the Kalambaka train station at 11:30 AM and then and then you will begin your customized special panoramic midday Meteora tour. Take an amazing 5-hour Meteora tour, see all 6 monasteries and take a visit inside three of them. Your tour guide will give you full attention and care as the group will be small. There will be plenty of photo opportunity stops at secret places, that only locals know, will make your tour a unique experience. At the end you will be transferred back to Kalambaka Train Station to catch the train back to Thessaloniki. The train departs at 5:15 PM (you change trains at Paliofarsalos) and you will arrive in Thessaloniki at 8:30 PM.

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From Athens: 2-Day Rail Tour in Meteora with Overnight Stay

7. From Athens: 2-Day Rail Tour in Meteora with Overnight Stay

On day one, redeem your train e-ticket for the 7:20 AM departure from Athens railway station to Kalambaka. Embark on a scenic train ride through the Greek countryside, without a guide, and admire the beautiful landscapes. At 11:30 AM arrive at Kalambaka train station, where your guide will be waiting for you, holding a signboard with your name and will transfer you to your hotel. In the evening you will be picked up from your hotel for the Meteora tour, which will provide you with an absolutely amazing experience. Then you will have free time to explore the area. The next morning at 9:00 AM you will be picked up from your hotel to go on your selected tour. During this tour, admire how simply the hermits settled in the caves of the rocks a thousand years earlier and learn about the history, the myths and the secrets of Meteora that only your local guides knows. At 5:00 PM the minibus will transfer you back to Kalambaka train station for your trip back to Athens. The train departs at 5:15 PM and arrives in Athens at 10:20 PM. Train e-tickets will be sent to your email after your confirmation

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From Athens: Trip to Meteora by Train with Overnight Stay

8. From Athens: Trip to Meteora by Train with Overnight Stay

This is a 2-day tour from Athens to Meteora and includes an overnight stay at a hotel, train tickets, and tours on the Meteora Rocks and monasteries in a small group. Receive your tickets and go to the Central Railway Station of Athens (Stathmos Larissis) at 7 AM. Board the train to Kalampaka and arrive in Meteora at 11:30 AM. Pickup from the train station and drive to the hotel where you will be picked up again for the sunset tour. See all the six monasteries, a hermitage, and a Byzantine church so you will be immersed in the history of the area. Afterward, you will be transferred back to your hotel. Now you have free time to spend exploring Kalambaka. Find excellent museums including the National History Museum and Digital Projection Centre of Meteora. Wander every corner of the city and discover restaurants to taste the excellent local cuisine.  The next day, choose to take either the midday Monastery tour or the hiking in Meteora tour. After your activity, you will be driven back to the center of Kalabaka and you will have over an hour to spend under the shadow of the giant rocks either having lunch or a coffee or whatever you wish. You will then be given all the necessary information of how to catch the train back to Athens. The train journey is 4 hours long so please bring a book or be prepared to talk to other passengers.

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Kalabaka Train Station: Meteora Monasteries Minibus Tour

9. Kalabaka Train Station: Meteora Monasteries Minibus Tour

Go to one of the most visited locations in Greece and get a unique and breathtaking experience, visiting majestic monasteries built on top of Meteora’s rocks. Besides the religiousness of the landscape, enjoy an area of unique natural beauty. After a scenic train ride through the beautiful Greek countryside, arrive at Kalampaka’s railway station at 11:30 AM, board a comfortable Limo VIP minibus and begin your unforgettable tour in Meteora. See all 6 monasteries, admire the interior of 3 of them and learn all about the history and myths of Meteora directly from a local. At around 16:00, the minibus will transfer you back to the town of Kalampaka. Enjoy an hour of free time to explore the center of Kalampaka on foot, visit one of the many cafes or restaurants, relax by observing and taking photos of Meteora, before the train’s departure at 17:15 PM. Arrive back in Athens at around 21:25 PM.

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Meteora: 1-Day Rail Tour from Athens

10. Meteora: 1-Day Rail Tour from Athens

Get an early start from Athens on a train departing at 7:20 a.m. from Kalambaka, a town located nearby the Meteora. Enjoy the scenic landscapes of the Greek countryside before arriving at 11:30 a.m. at Kalambaka's train station where you will find our guide holding a signboard with your name. Board a comfortable limo minibus to tour around Meteora. See all 6 monasteries and admire the interior of 3 of them. Let your guide tell you about the history and myths surrounding an ancient site where monks lived in almost complete isolation for centuries. After your tour, the bus will transfer you back to Kalambaka train station where your train back to Athens departs at 5:15 pm. 

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What people are saying about Kalabaka

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 17 reviews

The scenery was beautiful! Tour guide was very knowledgeable and enjoyable. Please note: there are MANY stairs involved in reaching some of the monasteries, so if you have knee issues you will only be able to easily access one of the monasteries. It did not ruin the experience for me- it is still great! Also, I would recommend staying the night- the town looked adorable.

The journey is a bit tiring, more than 4 hours by train, but you can sleep along the way and the show is worth the trip. Well organized, the times for the visits are correct and the guide and the bus accompany you all the time. I recommend it

Simply BRUTAL. Train tickets were sent to me by mail, everything worked as described. The guide Dimitri was 5 stars, from explaining the history of the place to making the script as the staff asked! Well worth the visit!

Maria was a great Tour guide. The weather was bad but she would try to help us get photo as much as possible. Meteora is amazing and totally worth a visit.

An interesting excursion, optimally in time for 1 day from Athens! Great guide Christa, answered all questions and was very welcoming, thank you!