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Full-day trip to Meteora monasteries by train from Athens

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Full-day trip to Meteora monasteries by train from Athens

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Feast your eyes on the rock-built monasteries of Meteora on this full-day rail trip from Athens. Ride a train through inland Greece to Kalambaka, and on arrival, enjoy a panoramic drive to see all six UNESCO-listed retreats. Uncover their history, stop for photos, and choose to visit one or two of the monasteries atop their rock pinnacles. Includes rail fares, deluxe air-conditioned minivan transport around the sites, plus an upgrade option to first-class train travel.
  • Full-day trip to Meteora monasteries by rail from Athens
  • Soak in the views on a train ride through central Greece
  • Panoramic drive to see all six UNESCO-protected retreats
  • Choose to visit one or two of the monasteries on their rock-tower perches
  • Transport between monasteries by deluxe, air-conditioned minivan with free WiFi
  • Standard class rail travel included, with monastery entrance fees at own expense
  • Optional upgrade to first-class train travel
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Roundtrip Train Tickets (Athens - Kalambaka - Athens)
Panoramic views of all six monasteries
Comprehensive 5-hour tour of Meteora
Visit inside the 3 most popular monasteries - ONLY BY US
Local , English-speaking , Tour Leader
Transportation in a lux , air-conditioned Mini-bus
Free Wi-Fi in the Mini-bus
Free Panoramic Meteora Map
Pickup and drop-off at Athens' Larissa train station
Entrance fees to monasteries (approx. 3 euro each)
Gratuities
Meals and soft drinks
Guide inside the Holy Monasteries
Athens , Ηνωμένο Βασίλειο, Heathfield Industrial Estate, KA8, Athina 104 44, Greece

Departure Point: Athens Railway Station (Larissa Station) Directions: Take the train to Kalambaka from Athens' Larissa Station. On arrival at Kalambaka, make your way to the outside of the station: the meeting point for your panoramic monastery tour. The minivan for your tour will waiting here and we will hold a sign with your name.

7:20 AM
This activity will end right where it started.
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Visitors entering the monasteries must be dressed modestly. Women must wear long skirts and long-sleeved blouses. Men must wear long pants and long-sleeved shirts
  • Supplier is not responsible for any train delays that might affect the duration of the tour. Your guide and minivan will be waiting for you at Kalambaka train station and are guaranteed to return you to the station in time to catch your return train to Athens
  • Your train tickets are e-tickets and will be sent to 3 days before the trip
  • Vegetarian meal option available
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Meteora Thrones -Travel Center
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.

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What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Full-day trip to Meteora monasteries 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 Full-day trip to Meteora monasteries by train from Athens?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
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What is the social distancing policy during Full-day trip to Meteora monasteries by train from Athens?
A:The policies on social distancing are:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
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What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Full-day trip to Meteora monasteries by train from Athens?
A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
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  • "The train ride from Athens was a long one so take plenty of snacks." See review
  • "The train ride is quite long (4 hours), but it is so worth it!" See review

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Excellent customer service
M_T
, Nov 2021
Chris is the best and funniest guide ever. He made us feel like family. Driver, we called him "Vin Diesel" was great too. They made our trip in Meteora better. Take care guys. -from your American friends 11/25/21
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Must see place
thisislrs
, Nov 2021
A must see place.. Dimitris our guide was great.. enjoyed the trip. Felt its worth the 4hr train journey.
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The tour was very well organized The guide was knowledgebale and caring to everybody's needs and preferences
Sofia_B
, Nov 2021
The tour was very well organized The guide was knowledgeble, enthusiastic anc very attentive to everybody's needs and preferences. All te questions have been answered in details. The tour is very exciting
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Perfect day
Johnny_W
, Nov 2021
Wow! A must see for those visiting Greece! Chris and his team were superb in every way. His knowledge, humor and desire to make us comfortable were second to none. Professional company who love what they do.
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Long day but worthwhile
Brian_P
, Nov 2021
Everything was very smooth. The guide did a great job. The monasteries and the landscape are absolutely gorgeous. A couple days would be better, but I only had a day and this was a great option!
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Very good day trip
Dee_T
, Nov 2021
Dimitri was our guide, he was great-informative, accommodating, & helpful. The monasteries were beautiful. Be ready though- LOTS of steps. We had a great day. First class train tickets were a great option. Meteora is gorgeous- It was a long day, but a very good day!
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One of the best tours in Greece!
April_V
, Oct 2021
Everything about this trip was exceptional! After being cancelled last min & lied to by another travel agency (exxotica - avoid them at all cost) I did my independent research to get my 70 year old mom here to see Meteora & I’m so glad I did! It is a marvel you must see with your own eyes! Chrysa was our guide and she was one of the best guides we had on our trip! She was very informative and knew so much about each monastery & the secrets of Kalambaka! She also speaks German & Russian! If you can request her as your guide, don’t hesitate! You won’t regret it! She was very patient with my older, slower mom & aunt but we never felt rushed! I can’t wait to come back & spend more time to explore the beautiful Mountain village of Kalambaka! Don’t miss it if you’re planning a trip to Greece! Meteora Thrones also was flexible on pickup and they even offered to drive us to the train station at no cost since we decided to stay an extra night! They were very quick, responsive & professional! Thank you for making this trip one of the best experiences in Greece!
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Great Company for this Tour
Leilani_B
, Oct 2021
I have to give an excellent review for this tour company. Even though it took a total of 8 hours RT to get to Meteora Monasteries, it was amazing to see the rock formation and enjoyed the history of it. The tour company was very accommodating to pick us up from Kalabaka train station when we arrived 2 hours later and allowed us to catch up with the tour group as we missed the first train. We were glad that we were able to attend the tour regardless of the situation. Thank you!
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Well organised
Donata_G
, Sep 2021
Everything was organised well, the host Kris was attentive and funny, knows a lot of interesting facts. The place is amazing, so worth to go there even if the trip is long. However, if you can afford, try to spend a night or two there. Just to have time to enjoy :) please note that ladies should wear a skirt or a dress below knees in the monasteries. Not pants. Or if you wear them, just have a scarf to cover the legs. Thank you, organisers!
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A trip not to be missed. Fantastic!
Margarita_F
, Sep 2021
The trip was unbelievable, the monasteries were beyond expectation. Everything was organised extremely well. The train tickets, meeting us in Kalambaka, travel thru Meteora snd lastly our guide…. Chris was fantastic, a great sense of humour and his knowledge of the history associated with the area is superb. This is not to be missed! Thank you Chris and Meteora Thrones for a wonderful day and very interesting day!
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