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TOUR TO METEORA BY TRAIN FROM ATHENS

2 Days / 1 Nights
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Meteora, Kalambaka, Badova

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From USD 188.19

Daily morning departures all year around.

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What is included in this tour

  • Roundtrip train tickets Athens - Kalambaka - Athens
  • 4-hour Tour with official guide in Meteora.
  • 1-night accommodation in Kalambaka with breakfast included.
  • Displacement in luxury air-conditioned minibus with Wi-Fi.
  • Sunset Tour in Meteora.
  • All transfers as indicated in the itinerary.
  • Map.
  • Water bottle.

Not included & Optionals

  • Optional: Pick-up and drop-off from Hotel in Athens (pick up 6:20 hs)
  • Optional: Train to Thessaloniki on the return.
  • Entrance fees in the 2 monasteries visited. (3 Eur. each)
  • Meals and personal expenses.
  • Gratuities.
  • 10% discount for groups of more than 10 travelers

IMPORTANT NOTE: In case that the train does not operate, an alternative means will be used.


Hotel pickup

The tour does not include pick-up and drop off. Upon reservation, we will send you the train tickets.

The departure is from Athens Central Train Station (Larissa) at 07:20hrs. We advise you arrive 30 minutes prior to train departure.

If you add the transfer from your hotel, pick up will be at 6:20 hs.

Approximate duration and dates

This is a two-day tour departing from Athens at 07:15 hrs. and returning at 21:15 hrs the next day.

Every day all year around.

When to book?

We recommend booking as early as possible in order to ensure availability.

Payment Method

Reservations can only be paid by credit card via our website.

Cancellations

Full refund for cancellations at least 72 hours in advance. For cancellations or modifications later than 48 hours prior to departure, 100% of the total cost will be applied as cancellation fees.

Verification - Voucher

Once the reservation is made you will receive an email with your reservation number and the train tickets. Vouchers are not essential for this tour. The train tickets are needed to be printed to board the trains.

How to make a reservation?

Enter the desired date, the number of travelers and book in 3 simple steps. When the reservation is processed, our agents will send you an email with all the details!

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Excursion Itinerary: Tour To Meteora By Train From Athens

FROM ATHENS TO METEORA BY TRAIN AND SUNSET TOUR
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FROM ATHENS TO METEORA BY TRAIN AND SUNSET TOUR

The tour begins at Larissa train station in central Athens, where you will board the train at 07:20 am to Kalambaka station (Meteora). Enjoy a picturesque train journey through the beautiful Greek countryside and at around 11:30 am you will arrive in Kalambaka. Your driver will be waiting for you to welcome and transfer you to your hotel.

In the afternoon, you will begin your sunset tour of the area, starting from one of the six operating monasteries of Meteora, Agios Stefanos or Roussanou. You will visit the oldest standing monument, the Byzantine church of Virgin Mary located in the old town of Kalambaka. This church, built in the early Christian period and with ancient marble embedded in its walls, tells the story of the city spanning 27 centuries. You will then head to the ancient hermitages of Badovas, hear about the stories and legends and enjoy the breath-taking panoramic views.   As the sun begins to set, slowly descending upon the mountain ridges, you will climb to the top of the Meteora rocks, a magical place, for a pure, joyous and uninterrupted experience.  Up there, you will feel the night breeze blowing amidst these cliffs and you will fill your senses with the splendour of nature. This will be the perfect way to end a beautiful day at Meteora. After sunset, you will return to your accommodation and enjoy a good rest.

Dress code in the monasteries: Sleeveless shirts and shorts are not permitted. Visitors can use the skirts, shawls and trousers available at the entrance of the monasteries, in the event that they do not carry appropriate clothing to cover themselves with.

Greca Tip: Roam the maze-like cobblestone lanes of the old centre and shop around for local handmade embroidery, leather sandals and carved wooden handicrafts.

KALAMBAKA - MORNING TOUR AND THEN BACK TO ATHENS
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KALAMBAKA - MORNING TOUR AND THEN BACK TO ATHENS

After a delicious breakfast, we will meet you at the lobby of your hotel to begin an unforgettable morning tour of Meteora.

You will learn which monastery was the first to become established and the reasons behind the monks' decision to try to climb the steep rocks and build the monasteries there. In the panoramic tour that will follow you will enjoy the incredible views and have the chance to take photos of the magnificent scenery.

At around 16:45, your driver will pick you up to transfer you to the train station. At 17:15 the train leaves Kalambaka and arrives in Athens at about 21:30.

Greca Tip: Add extra nights during step 1 of 3 of your reservation to make the most of your stay at each destination.  From Kalambaka you can even travel to Thessaloniki instead of returning to Athens (train connection at Palaiofarsalo).

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