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Full-Day Meteora Tour from Thessaloniki by Train

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    What to Expect
    The full-day adventure begins at the Thessaloniki railway station, where you'll catch a morning train with provided tickets. Relax and enjoy the beautiful scenery of the Grecian countryside on the journey, stopping to switch trains at Paleofarsalos station. After arrival at Kalambaka, the closest town to Meteora, you’ll be greeted by an English-speaking driver at the station and transported to the monasteries in a comfortable Mercedes Sprinter van.

    Visit three of Meteora’s captivating, UNESCO-listed monasteries, built directly into the cliff face at dizzying heights by monks in search of solitude and safety. Learn the history and legends behind these sky-high sanctuaries as you tour them with your guide (entrance fees not included). You'll also see the hermit caves of Badovas and admire the exteriors of neighboring monasteries; be sure to keep your camera handy while traveling through a dramatic landscape of ancient stone jutting out of a lush valley.

    Enjoy a casual takeaway lunch of sandwiches.

    Say goodbye to your driver and guide at the Kalambaka train station in the late afternoon. You will have about an hour of free time to walk in the town’s center. Then trace the route back to the Thessaloniki train station.
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    Departure Point
    Railway Station of Thessaloniki, Thessaloniki 546 29, Greece
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    • Local guide
    • Mineral water
    • Transport by air-conditioned vehicle with Wi-Fi
    • Gratuities
    • Entrance fees (3 euros per person at each monastery)
    • Lunch
    • Entry/Admission - Varlaam Monastery
    • Entry/Admission - Agios Stefanos
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • 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
    • A small amount of walking is involved, but there are stairs to climb in the monasteries
    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 30 August 2019 via mobile

    We had a fantastic day with Vassilis. He was enthusiastic and knowledgeable and took us to viewing areas that were not crowded. Can highly recommend this tour.

    1  Thank tinay235
    Reviewed 26 August 2019

    It's definitely worth to see this place. Amazing views, interesting visits. Eventhough it is quite crowded in summer it's amazing to have a look around. With Visit Meteora Travel you are surely on the right side, they are very well organized und reliable. Driver and...More

    Date of experience: August 2019
    1  Thank petermillennium
    Reviewed 15 August 2019 via mobile

    My day trip from Thessaloniki to Meteora was one of my greatest experiences as an avid traveler. Beautiful, historical and unlike any place I have seen, Meteora is a must. The team at Visit Meteora went above and beyond in helping me orchestrate the logistics...More

    1  Thank leilajordyn
    Reviewed 13 August 2019 via mobile

    On August 5, 2019, I took this train tour from Thessaloniki to Kalambaka and was greeted at the train station by Eva and George from Visit Meteora. This was the best tour I’ve ever had anywhere! Eva was amazing - such vivid and articulate storytelling...More

    1  Thank Evelyn D
    Reviewed 22 June 2019

    We really enjoyed this tour. Our guide, Katerina, was excellent, as was our driver. It would have been helpful to have the fact we needed to change trains highlighted on the information we were sent - it did say on our train tickets but only...More

    Date of experience: June 2019
    1  Thank Carolyn C
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