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METEORA & THESSALONIKI BY TRAIN FROM ATHENS

4 Days / 3 Nights
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Athens, Meteora, Kalambaka & Thessaloniki

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What is included in this tour

  • 1-night accommodation in Kalambaka
  • 2-night accommodation in Thessaloniki.
  • Train tickets Athens - Kalambaka - Thessaloniki - Athens.
  • 4-hour tour with official guide in Meteora.
  • Displacement in luxury air-conditioned minibus with Wi-Fi.
  • Sunset Tour in Meteora.
  • All transfers as per itinerary.
  • 24/7 Emergency Assistance
  • Daily breakfast

Not included & Optionals

  • Optional: Pick-up from Hotel in Athens.
  • Optional: Hop on Hop off 24hrs ticket in Thessaloniki.
  • Entrance fees in the 2 monasteries visited. (3 Eur. each)
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Personal expenses.
  • Add extra nights in Athens, and/ or Thessaloniki by clicking on "Customize your Program" or in step 1 of the reservation.
  • Click on the FAQs for more information on hotels and rates.
  • 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 that you arrive 30 minutes prior to train departure.

Approximate duration and dates

This is a four-day tour departing from Athens at 07:15 hrs.

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.

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Excursion Itinerary: Meteora & Thessaloniki 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.

MORNING TOUR OF METEORA AND TRAIN TO THESSALONIKI VIA PALEOFARSALA
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MORNING TOUR OF METEORA AND TRAIN TO THESSALONIKI VIA PALEOFARSALA

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

You will learn which monastery was the first to be built and the reasons behind the monks' decision 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 majestic scenery. At around 16:45 hrs., your driver will pick you up to transfer you to Kalambaka train station.

At 17:15 hrs., the train will depart from Kalambaka and at Paleofarsala you will connect to the train bound for Thessaloniki. Upon your arrival in the second largest city of Greece and the most important centre of the area, at about 20:30 hrs, your driver will meet you at the station and drive you to your hotel.

Greca Tip: Take a stroll in Kalambaka's old town and look for handmade woodcarved objects and religious icons as well as home-made sausages, honey, fruit sweets and jams, and the regional pudding (“spatoula”) or “halva” for a sweet aftertaste.

THESSALONIKI: RELAX, SEA AND HISTORY
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THESSALONIKI: RELAX, SEA AND HISTORY

Free day to enjoy this magnificent city. Thessaloniki is the largest city of northern Greece and the second biggest in the country.

It is famous for its history, the dazzling shops and the vibrant nightlife.

In the Byzantine era it was one of the most important cultural centers and in modern Greek history one of the most multicultural cities.

Greca Tip: We recommend taking the boat ride in the Thermaic gulf, which gives you a great panoramic view of the city itself. 

FROM THESSALONIKI BACK TO ATHENS BY TRAIN
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FROM THESSALONIKI BACK TO ATHENS BY TRAIN

The morning is free for you to spend some valuable time in the city center of this beautiful city.

In the afternoon and at the agreed time, your driver will pick you up and drive you to the train station, where you will take the train to Athens. 

On this train journey from Thessaloniki to Athens, you will admire the unique beauty and diversity of the Greek countryside, passing by both mountainous terrain and fertile plains.

At 19:30 hrs, you will arrive at Larissa station in the center of Athens.

Greca Tip: You can relax at your hotel or roam in the streets of Athens' historic centre, a three-kilometre pedestrianized zone and Europe's largest.

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