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2-Day Meteora Tour by Train from Athens

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Athens, Greece
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icon2 days  (Approx.)
iconOffered in: English

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What you can expect during your visit
Face masks required for travelers in public areas
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
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Overview

Marvel at the rocktop monasteries of Meteora on a 2-day rail trip from Athens. Travel north by train to Kalambaka and after free time to explore and relax, stay overnight in a 3- or 4-star hotel. The next day, enjoy a guided morning tour of the UNESCO-listed medieval monasteries, built atop giant sandstone pillars. Your trip includes return rail tickets, overnight accommodation, the morning Meteora tour, and breakfast and dinner at your hotel.
  • Explore the unique landscape of Meteora on an overnight tour from Athens
  • Visit the UNESCO-listed monasteries built on giant stone pillars
  • Stay overnight in a 3- or 4-star hotel with included breakfast and dinner
  • Round-trip rail tickets and shared transfers included
Breakfast
Dinner
Hotel accomodation (A class / T class)
Local expert guide for the morning tour in Meteora
Hotel pick up/drop off for the morning tour in Meteora
Round-trip shared transfers in Kalambaka
Roundtrip rail tickets
Entrance fees of the Monasteries
Lunch & Drinks
Gratuities (optional)
Hotel pick-up and drop-off in Athens
Hotel accommodation tax

Departure Point

Athens 104 44, Greece

Departure Time

7:00 AM

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
  • 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
  • Please note that from 1/1/2018, a new hotel accommodation tax has been applied and should be paid directly in hotels as following: 5* hotels - 4 Euro per room/per night, 4* hotels - 3 Euro per room/per night, 3* hotels - 1.5 Euro per room/per night.
  • 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 18 travelers

If you cancel at least 7 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.

If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee.

If you cancel within 2 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.

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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 2-Day Meteora Tour 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
See all safety measures taken by 2-Day Meteora Tour by Train from Athens.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during 2-Day Meteora Tour by Train from Athens?
A:
The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by 2-Day Meteora Tour by Train from Athens.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during 2-Day Meteora Tour by Train from Athens?
A:
The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by 2-Day Meteora Tour by Train from Athens.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during 2-Day Meteora Tour by Train from Athens?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 18 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by 2-Day Meteora Tour by Train from Athens.

Traveler Tips


  • "October is absolutely the perfect time for visiting Greece, the temperature is just right and there are fewer tourists." See review
  • "Most people carry on their own food which is a pretty good idea." See review

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Awesome
grayforsyth
, Jan 2020
Fantastic tour guides, informative and fun. Would recommend to anyone. Highlight of our Greece trip!
icon Response from Host , Feb 2020
Dear Guest, Thank you for your review of our 2-Day Meteora Tour by Train from Athens. We feel more than happy we met your expectations, and you enjoyed your time in Meteora. Hope to see you soon in one of our future experiences. Best Regards, Marianna Papakosta
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Holiday Highlight
SteveS6707
, Oct 2019
Exceeded our expectations, train trip was great, accomodation was to, tour and tour guide exceptional.
icon Response from Host , Oct 2019
Dear Guest, Thank you very much for your review. Needless to say that we are pleased about meeting your expectations during your 2-Day Meteora Tour by Train from Athens. Always at your disposal, Marianna Papakosta
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Easy way to get from Athens to Meteora
Meriharakka
, Sep 2019
The only thing I would have changed is to include a sunset trip on the first day. We booked it separately from the hotel as we wanted to get up to the monasteries as soon as possible and it was great - and not overlapping the morning trip practically at all! Maybe you could offer it as option for people booking the trip?
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Fantastic Tour
Andrew M
, May 2019
The tour was amazing ! Train ride was comfortable and provided a great opportunity to see the countryside. Driver was ready for us and waiting in Kalampaka at the station. The hotel was very comfortable and had a fantastic dinner and breakfast. We spent the afternoon hiking and were so glad we spent two days in this beautiful region. Our tour guide was unbelievably knowledgeable and the views from the 3 monasteries along the route were spectacular. Would recommend to everyone though fair warning, be ready to climb lots of stairs.
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Meteora trip
Lindsey G
, Mar 2019
We visited two monasteries and a nunnery. Taking the train up the day before, we walked around the town and ate a late lunch. The views and the scenery were amazing and the history of area was interesting. Our tour guide was great, just expect to pay 3 euros at each place. We rode up on the train in A seat which made the trip more comfortable. Expect at the train station in Athens at night to have to haggle with the cab drivers some tried to charge 3 times the cost.
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Breathtaking!! Wonderful guide & driver
Sue G
, Mar 2019
Everything was very nice. The site is breathtaking! The guide and driver were very well informed, friendly and helpful. Our hotel was beautiful. We had a fantastic view from our room.
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The four hour tour through Meteora...
Karen C
, Apr 2018
The four hour tour through Meteora was amazing! The process to get there -- not so much! I booked the trip over the phone, then got an email saying first class was no longer available. So we agreed to second class. I then got a second email telling me we do not have hotel transfers in Athens, which was weird since the gentleman I booked with had asked for our pick up and drop off hotels. So we found our own transfers. Then I got and email saying I did not have to print my voucher. So we did not print them. When we arrived at the Athens train station there was no one there to give us our tickets. We got on the train and had to turn on our international phone plans in order to call Key Tours to find out how we were going to show the conductor our tickets. Apparently, at the bottom of one of the many emails we had received was one line with my name and .pdf and that is where the tickets were located. When we got off the train in Kalambaka, there was no one there to meet us. Again, we had to call Key Tours and have them arrange for us to be taken to our hotel. A taxi driver arrived and took us there. The next morning, we went on a great tour to see three of the monasteries. That was the best part of the two days. Meteora is an excellent destination. Just be prepared for a few setbacks along the way.
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Get to Meteora any way you can. It...
Jan M
, Feb 2018
Get to Meteora any way you can. It is well worth any inconvenience. The train is slow, makes a bunch of stops, and of course, full of locals and fellow travellers. I was a solo traveller in second class and met a young German couple also going to Meteora to experience its majesty. The train is comfortable with overhead racks for carryon -- travel light -- and there is a food car with decent and reasonably priced sandwiches and drinks. Most people carry on their own food which is a pretty good idea. If you are travelling with others, then the trip will go faster but 5 hours is a very long time on this multi-stop train. It took less time to travel from Newark to Phoenix than Athens to Meteora although the food was better on the train. Kalambaka was charming, the hotel ok but I wouldn't want to stay there again Hotel Orpheus, and dinner and breakfast in this tour included which was ok. Despite the rain and fog February is NOT a prime month to visit, but better than not visiting, Meteora was one of the most jaw-dropping experiences ever. Do what you can to see it!
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Everything met with our...
annaragnars
, Nov 2017
Everything met with our expectations, this is an incredible place and totally unique. Our guide was very knowledgeable and friendly. Unfortunately the 4 star hotel was sold out and our 3 star hotel was nice in many ways. The included dinner was not especially good though. October is absolutely the perfect time for visiting Greece, the temperature is just right and there are fewer tourists.
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The trip to Meteora was one of the...
m.f.williams
, Oct 2017
The trip to Meteora was one of the most wonderful tours I have taken in any country and is highly recommended. We were issued first class train tickets and picked up at the train station by a taxi and driven to our hotel. The hotel was nice especially the staff and the dinner and breakfast buffet were good. But what made the tour really special was our guide James who was born in the area and our driver. We saw five monasteries visually and visited three. All three monasteries we visited were really interesting. We met other people on the train who were doing an independent visit and they saw only one monastery while we saw three in one morning! The information and commentary provided by James throughout the trip was interesting and entertaining.

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