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Full-Day Meteora Tour from Athens by Train

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    What to Expect
    The journey begins at the Athens Railway Station in the morning, where you’ll catch the train on your own with provided tickets. Relax and take in the diverse scenery of the Grecian countryside on the roughly 4-hour journey to reach Kalambaka, the town closest to Meteora. When you arrive, an English-speaking driver awaits you in a Mercedes Sprinter minivan equipped with air conditioning and onboard Wi-Fi.

    Travel through a landscape of green valleys dotted with dramatic grey cliffs to reach Meteora, a World Heritage site built by Greek Orthodox monks who inhabited these incredible hard-to-reach sanctuaries high above ground. Visit three active monasteries, spending about 45 minutes inside each one (entrance fees not included). See the others from the outside on a van tour and discover the hermit caves of Badovas, stopping for frame-worthy photos at each site. A take-away lunch of sandwiches is provided.

    After touring, return to Kalambaka and say goodbye to your driver back at the train station. You will have about an hour of free time to walk in the town’s center before hopping on the return train to Athens, where you'll arrive in the late evening.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Athens 104 44, Greece
    Departure Time
    7:15 AM
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    • Tour escort/host
    • Bottled water
    • Map
    • Transport by air-conditioned vehicle with wifi
    • Round trip train tickets
    • Gratuities
    • Entrance fees (3 euros per person at each monastery)
    • State Licensed guide
    • Lunch
    • Entry/Admission - Meteora
    • Entry/Admission - Varlaam Monastery
    • Entry/Admission - Agios Stefanos
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • A small amount of walking is involved, but in the monasteries there are stairs to climb
    • To enter the monasteries, appropriate clothing is required; Ladies should not wear short skirts and must have long sleeves; Men are not allowed to wear shorts
    • Service animals allowed
    • Near public transportation
    • Infants must sit on laps
    • Infant seats available
    • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 18 travelers
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Reviewed yesterday via mobile

    This is a magical place that I highly recommend seeing with a guide. Actually, don't do this without one. Katarina was a true pro who showed us the monasteries in the most efficient way possible. This driving is precarious and our driver Santos was A+....More

    1  Thank Bistro2400
    Reviewed 4 days ago

    Yeah, you got to get up early to catch the 7:20am train. And, yeah, you got to give up a day of Athens sightseeing. And, yeah, you wont get back to the Athens train station until 9:30pm.... BUT BUT, this is soooo worth it. It's...More

    Date of experience: October 2019
    2  Thank JapaneseBob
    Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

    I had a wonderful day in Meteora. Our guide Katarina was excellent, she had great knowledge and passion for this area and history of her country. Our driver was great also. Thankyou

    Date of experience: October 2019
    1  Thank Debbie T
    Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

    Once it was confirmed that we would be going to Greece I started researching where to go and what we would want to do. This trip was beyond special for us -celebration of my daughters 16th bday and my Mom kicking cancer’s a**! So the...More

    Date of experience: October 2019
    1  Thank donnasB1611IA
    Reviewed 1 week ago

    The tour is a full and long day one. I recommend that only fit persons undertake this!. Four hours by train to the destination, about an hour by coach to get to the 1st Monastery, climb +- 350 metres uphill and stairs or even higher...More

    Date of experience: September 2019
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    15 July 2019|
    Response from Diana H | Reviewed this property |
    Our travel agency booked the tour and we had reserved seats on the train. if people sat in your seats they had to move. Yes, yes, lots of stairs to climb so not for anyone not fit or with heart problems. Still you can... More
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