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Meteora Day Trip by Train from Athens

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iconOffered in: English

Overview

Travel by train through the beautiful countryside on a full-day tour from Athens to the Meteora monasteries. Your driver meets your train in the town of Kalambaka and take you to the medieval monastery complex, which sits perched high atop sandstone cliffs and is honored by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site. It’s a wonderful way to experience one of Greece’s most breathtaking and off-the-beaten-path cultural treasures.
  • Day trip from Athens to the UNESCO-listed Meteora monasteries
  • Reach the dramatic monastery complex with the help of an expert escort
  • Learn about the history of these unique, 14th-century monasteries
  • Enjoy free time to dine and explore in the town of Kalambaka
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Round-trip shared transfers in Kalambaka
Round-trip rail tickets based on your choice
Expert English speaking escort
Transport by air-conditioned vehicle with WiFi
Panoramic views of the six active monasteries
Visit three Monasteries and the hermit caves of Badovas
Free Map and bottle of water
Local taxes
Hotel pick-up and drop-off service in Athens
Food and drinks
Entrance fees of the Monasteries
Athens , Ηνωμένο Βασίλειο, Heathfield Industrial Estate, KA8, Athina 104 44, Greece

You need to go at the Athens Railway Station on your own at 07:00 having your train tickets with you. You can reach the Athens Railway Station by metro. You need to get off at the Larissis Metro Station.

7:00 AM
This activity will end right where it started.
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Infants (ages 3 and under) are free
  • To enter the monasteries, appropriate clothing is required. Women should not wear short skirts and must have long sleeves. Men are not allowed to wear shorts.
  • You will receive an e-mail with the train e-tickets a few days before the activity
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Keytours - Greece
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Meteora Day Trip by Train from Athens?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
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What is the policy on sanitization during Meteora Day Trip by Train from Athens?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Meteora Day Trip by Train from Athens.
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What is the social distancing policy during Meteora Day Trip by Train from Athens?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by Meteora Day Trip by Train from Athens.
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What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Meteora Day Trip by Train from Athens?
A:The policy on staff health & safety is:

  • Regular temperature checks for staff
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  • "It is a long day, be prepared for hiking and heat." See review
  • "This beautiful and other worldly destination is a must if one has the time when in Greece." See review

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star-5
Amazing views and amazing tour guide
Melissa_T
, Oct 2021
Maria was amazing! The way she explain things makes you really travel to that period. A lot of stops and time for pictures. The bus was clean, and the train had power sockets. The only thing is that they should mention in the guide the dress code for the monasteries. A lot of girls had to buy scarfs on the second one.
star-5
Well organized. Guide,...
Sudarsan_K
, Oct 2021
Well organized. Guide, Maria was very professional and gave personal attention and was very caring due to weather.
icon Response from Host , Oct 2021
Dear Guest, Thank you very much for your feedback. We feel more than happy you enjoyed your visit to Meteora with us. Indeed, Maria is an excellent guide, very professional, and knowledgeable. Hope to see you soon on one of our future tours. Best Regards, Marianna Papakosta
star-5
Loved this day trip!
Renee_S
, Oct 2021
An amazing experience - the tour guide was entertaining and informative - the trip was organized and fit a lot of scenic photo stops and monastery visits- I highly recommend this side trip!!!!
icon Response from Host , Oct 2021
Dear Guest, Thank you for your time to send us your feedback. We feel more than happy we met your expectations and you enjoyed your tour with us. Hope to see you soon in one of our future activities. Best Regards, Marianna Papakosta
star-1
Meteora awesome. Use someone else to book
Chadwick_T
, Oct 2021
Curious if this will make Viator’s website. Meteora was great despite bad weather. Do it, but I will never use Viator again. “Lost my reservation” secondary to a ‘glitch in the system’ of which I luckily caught night before we were to leave Athens. Booking for 5 (completely paid so no confusion there) made a month prior but only two train tickets emailed the day prior. Very difficult to see how many tickets as reservation confirmation says “for 2 or more”??? Luckily I called and they ‘fixed it’ however we had to rebook the entire train and lost 1st class status (done entirely for COVID reasons to avoid exposure the day before embarking on a COVID free cruise). Now daughter w symptoms. No - can’t prove it was from the train but nonetheless as a father I planned way in advance to mimimize risks. Viator had zero options, and the costumer service number given was another layer of booking… said “you’ll have to take your issue up with Viator” of which my reply was I thought that was who I was calling. No accountability. Hope this makes the website as a reply to Viator’s automated post tour review request. Otherwise it’s the effort of 3rd party websites to get my experience shared to avoid for future tourists. No option to get compensated / discount for all my time, frustration, and effort (and potentially a catastrophic cancellation of a subsequent cruise after flying across the globe).
icon Response from Host , Oct 2021
Dear Guest, Thank you for your review of our Meteora Day Trip by Train from Athens. We feel sorry for your disappointment and the mistake that indeed, occurred from our side. We tried to service you in the best possible way after you reached out to us. We apologise if you were dissatisfied even then. We remain at your disposal for anything else you may need. Best Regards, Marianna Papakosta
star-5
Stunning views and great tour even in rain
Sydnee_D
, Oct 2021
Definitely worth the long train from Athens, in my opinion. It was rainy and foggy but still so cool, especially in the afternoon when the fog cleared so try to go on a sunny day if possible. There were about 15 people in our group. Nice, clean bus with heater. Bus driver was very nice, and our guide Maria was incredible! Very knowledgeable and had a hilarious dry humor. She explained everything clearly and both her and the driver made the best out of our rainy day. There were lots of spots to get out and take pictures with the best views. All 3 monasteries were super cool, plus you see more from a distance. Bring cash for the €3 entrance fee to each museum. Women must wear skirts past their knees or if you’re wearing pants you can use scarfs provided by the monasteries (because of COVID, one of the monasteries charged €3 and gave you one to keep). Our schedule got kind of rearranged because of the rain, but we were able to see everything, stop for lunch, and have about forty minutes in the evening to grab dinner before the train ride. Since the train tickets are included, this tour seemed reasonably priced to me.
icon Response from Host , Oct 2021
Dear Guest, Thank you for your time to send us your feedback. We feel more than happy we met your expectations and you enjoyed your tour with us. Hope to see you soon in one of our future activities. Best Regards, Marianna Papakosta
star-5
Once in a lifetime
Janelle_F
, Oct 2021
Experience was amazing. All of the Monday were beautiful and Katrina was a really good tour guide. This was a one in a million experience. Train ride was fabulous and I would do it again. You do not want to miss this experience.
icon Response from Host , Oct 2021
Dear Guest, Thank you for your time to send us your feedback. We feel more than happy we met your expectations and you enjoyed your tour with us. Hope to see you soon in one of our future activities. Best Regards, Marianna Papakosta
star-5
BEST EXPERIENCE EVER!
John_P
, Sep 2021
This is the most fascinating experience ever! The history and the beauty are out of this world! Don't hesitate - book this tour - you will not be disappointed! Our tour guide was a remarkable, knowledgeable young lady that is local to the area.
icon Response from Host , Oct 2021
Dear Guest, Thank you for your time to send us your feedback. We feel more than happy we met your expectations and you enjoyed your tour with us. Hope to see you soon in one of our future activities. Best Regards, Marianna Papakosta
star-5
Great Trip! Awesome scenary.
Timothy_W
, Sep 2021
The guide was very entertaining & informative. He also was good about keeping us on schedule, which allowed us to see everything & yet return to the train station with enough time to grab a bit before boarding.
icon Response from Host , Oct 2021
Dear Guest, Thank you for sending us your feedback regarding the Meteora Day Trip by Train from Athens. We are happy we met your expectations and made your time worth it. Hope to see you soon on one of our future tours. Best Regards, Marianna Papakosta
star-5
Must do while in Athens!!
Kamela_B
, Sep 2021
I cannot recommend this experience enough! While the day is long and the train trip took a large part of the day, we would absolutely do it again. This was one of the most unique and special places we visited while in Greece and I am so thankful we made time for it. Our tour guide was incredible and truly made the trip! Would recommend the first class cabin because it's more comfortable and you have more space. They did provide a skirt for people who didn't have pants that were long enough (and one of the monasteries was very strict about it for both men & women). Overall, it was an absolute highlight!
icon Response from Host , Sep 2021
Dear Guest, Thank you for sending us your feedback regarding the Meteora Day Trip by Train from Athens. We are happy we met your expectations and made your time worth it. Hope to see you soon on one of our future tours. Best Regards, Marianna Papakosta
star-5
Excellent views with a great tour guide!
Alex_S
, Sep 2021
The views from the monasteries were amazing. Maria was a great tour guide and provided a wealth of knowledge about the history of the area.
icon Response from Host , Sep 2021
Dear Guest, Thank you so much for your time to leave us your lovely review. Needless to say that we are pleased about meeting your expectations during your Meteora Day Trip by Train from Athens Hope to see you soon on one of our future tours. Kindest Regards, Marianna Papakosta

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