Meteora Full Day Tour by Train

Escape to the columns in the sky and elevate your senses

While in Athens, keep in mind that an unforgettable trip to one of the most famed spiritual locations is only a train ride away!

  • Duration

    14 Hours

  • Location

    Meteora, Greece

  • Price (A Class)

    120.00 €

  • Single Supplement (A Class)

    40.00 €

From: 120.00 €

From: 120.00 

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Catch the 8:20 morning train from the Athens Railway Station, at 42 Deligianni Str., and get your cameras ready as you travel through the scenic Greek countryside on your way to the small traditional town of Kalambaka. The voyage through the beautiful landscape will stimulate your appetite and senses for what awaits you upon your arrival.

Our licensed English speaking guide will welcome you to this picturesque town, nestled at the foot of the majestic Meteora grey rock pillars, crowned by the world renowned Meteora monasteries. Lift your gaze up at this incredible feat, achieved by hermitic monks who, in the 11th century, set out to prove that the sheer difficulty of settling on these highly inaccessible precipitous cliffs would be overcome by their unwavering faith. Aided by divine intervention, according to lore, they succeeded in building this unique phenomenon of cultural heritage.

A coveted destination of pilgrimage, and engraved in the memory of all who have visited this globally hailed spiritual legacy, this site offers a guaranteed unforgettable experience to visitors, whether they are on a first-time journey or returning to relive the glory of man’s unyielding determination.

At this awe-inspiring location you will have three hours at your disposal to explore the Meteora monasteries, a suspended gateway to the heavens, as you take in the incredible summit view and visit at least two or three of them at your own pace, before our expert guide drives you back to the charming town.

Take the opportunity to explore traditional quaint Kalambaka and maybe grab a bite to eat before your train departure at 17:22 pm.

Highlights

  • Visit a UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Excellent value for money
  • Flexibility to customize your itinerary according to your preferences
  • Huge Meteora rock pillars – a mystery studied for many years by geologists – and their awe-inspiring views
  • Meteora Byzantine monasteries, an achievement of unyielding faith

Inclusions

  • Roundtrip rail tickets
  • Roundtrip shared transfer in Kalambaka
  • English speaking driver
  • Local taxes

Not included

  • Entrance fees to the Monasteries
  • Food and beverages
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Athens hotel pickup and drop-off service

Good to know

  • All the mentioned prices are per person for two or more participants. In case of one traveler the single supplement option has to be chosen.
  • The train for Kalambaka departs from the Athens Rail Station, located at 46 Deligianni Street. You will need to individually arrive at the station at 08:00 with your printed train tickets at hand. A few days prior to the trip, you will receive an e-mail with the e-tickets.
  • Reservations are accepted 48 hours prior to the tour.

Tips by a local

When entering the Meteora monasteries, appropriate attire is required as per the monastic and humble way of life atop these grounds of religious faith. It is required for ladies not to sport short skirts nor sleeveless tops as it is also required by the gentlemen not to wear shorts. Although the option for borrowing cover-up garments is foreseen at the monastery entrances, we recommend that you take the above into consideration.