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Local Agency - 1 day by Train Athens to Meteora in English or Spanish

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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 visit three 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
  • Visit three 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 , expert in the area , 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 (Stathmos Larissis) at : 07:57 am ---- MEETING POINT : Take the train to Kalambaka from Athens. On arrival at Kalambaka's station at 12:05 , make your way to the outside: The tour guide will be waiting there along with a signboard with your name.

7:57 AM
This activity will end right where it started.
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Your train tickets are e-tickets (PDF file) and will be sent to your email 3 days before the trip or immediately if it is a last minute reservation. It is not necessary to print the train tickets you can just have them on your phone.
  • It is very important to have your train tickets in advance in order to travel by train
  • Departure place: Athens Train Station (Larissis Station) be there at least 30 min before the departure of the train at 07:57 am
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Infant seats available
  • Meeting point: Kalabaka Train Station (we will hold a sign with your name)
  • 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
  • Appropriate clothing for everyone is required to enter the monasteries. For ladies skirts by the knee or longer are required. No pants for ladies, no shorts, no sleeveless shirt. For men sleeveless clothing and shorts over the knee are prohibited.
  • 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 sanitization during Local Agency - 1 day by Train Athens to Meteora in English or Spanish?
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 Local Agency - 1 day by Train Athens to Meteora in English or Spanish?
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 Local Agency - 1 day by Train Athens to Meteora in English or Spanish?
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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star-5
It was a long and intense...
Gonzalo_V
, Sep 2022
It was a long and intense day, but definitely well worth it. The place is amazing and the tour guide Sara was superb. She explained in our native language (Spanish) with passion and real interest in the audience,
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star-4
Be physically active for this trip
dallasboy972
, Sep 2022
All site visits are amazing and it’s required lots of physical activities, walking incline and decline all day long. Hiking activities and long long day on the train .
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star-5
Amazing tour and we’ll-organized
Shannon_S
, Sep 2022
It was quite a trek of stair-walking and gasping for air. You would think the temperature is cooler here with the altitude, but it was 95 degrees. Still, the spectacle was amazing, and it was so easy to forget these little inconveniences. The spiritual presence and monastic lifestyle were inspiring. The vehicle on the tour was comfortable and air conditioned. The guide was delightful and informative. Very well-organized tour.
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star-5
This tour was fantastic!...
MANVINDERSINGH_K
, Sep 2022
This tour was fantastic! An absolute must if you are visiting Athens. Our guide, Ria is great, so knowledgeable and pleasant.
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star-5
We had a great tour guide...
Pradeep_D
, Aug 2022
We had a great tour guide Chrissa, who was simply awesome, great knowledge of the sites and the driver of our buss was also great
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star-5
A must do on any Greece trip.
Aditya_M
, Aug 2022
A must see! Amazing views and stories about how these monks built these magnificent monasteries! Tour guide was knowledgeable and very helpful.
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star-4
It is a wonderful experience
CG_A
, Aug 2022
The staff were very aware, very attentive to their passengers' request and need. Very well explain and occupy the time during the whole tour.
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star-5
Great historical lesson on early monastic life and breathtaking views
Jacob_G
, Aug 2022
Train rude instructions were easy to follow and the monasteries were beautiful. Cassie, our tour guide was friendly and knowledgeable and the personalized aspect allowed us to do things in the order that made sense for us. Also, can't beat the views...
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star-5
This is worth the time.
icewagon
, Aug 2022
This was our second favorite activity while in Greece, Samaria Gorge in Crete was best. Long day but really cool. My 19 year old son and I loved it.
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star-5
A dream View
Marianna_d
, Aug 2022
The organization was really well done, easy to book and well expalined were take the train and where was the meeting point in Kalambaka. The tour was amazing, friendly and knowledgded, the monasteries and the view were breathtaking. I really enjoyed any bit.I highly recommend it, it is an experience you cannot miss if you visit Athens and the Greece. Marianna
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star-5
Excellent Experience
Rajesh_D
, Aug 2022
Travel in first Class was worth the extra expense - our family of 6 was in one compartment and we were able to enjoy the trip thoroughly. The guide Rhea was EXCELLENT - she took her time to explain in detail the sites and took us for lunch to one of the best restaurants in town which had phenomenal food. Thank you Rhea for the great experience that we had. Would definitely do it again.
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star-5
Fantastic experience. Accomplished and very pleasant guide.
Alison_W
, Aug 2022
A fantastic experience. It’s a long way. There and back but wonderful to experience it. The guide was gr was t and the sites were out of this world
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star-5
Extraordinary !!
Rosa_V
, Aug 2022
Important Train from Athens to Kalambacha takes 4 hrs!! So you will spend 8 hrs in the train - plan accordingly- train can be confusing Meteora is extraordinary!!
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star-5
Fantastic tour!
Irina_T
, Jul 2022
We loved this trip. The Meteora area is so interesting and breathtaking. We had 8 people in our group and had a private van waiting for us at the train station. The tour guide was knowledgeable and very accommodating. He described the sites during the drive and then we explored each of the 3 monasteries on our own. He made suggestions on how much time to spend at each site but he assured us it was ok if we needed more time. At the end of the tour he took us to the Meteora restaurant, which was the best food we had in Greece! The only downside of the tour is the amount of time you spend on the train ride, but it was definitely worth it.
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star-5
Beautiful
Ed_P
, Jul 2022
The monasteries were incredible and to hear the history of how they were built was amazing, guide was very knowledgeable and personable.
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star-5
Totally awesome!!
Michael_W
, Jul 2022
Don’t let the train from Athens to Meteora put you off from doing this trip. The monasteries are amazing. Breathtaking. Our tour guide was informative, very pleasant, fun, welcoming and made the whole experience totally awesome.
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Frustration at Lack of Compassion
Jill_S
, Jul 2022
I made 63 phone calls for a taxi and could not get one! Tried the Trolley but on Sunday they don’t start till 8am. I phoned Viator to please let me reschedule and was told by Jade that “You cannot make any amendments, cancel or changes.” I begged, Please, I’m here with my granddaughter, Meteora was to be the highlight. “No, you cannot make amendments, cancel or changes.” I am so VERY MAD, FRUSTRATED AND DISAPPOINTED! We have 2 more Greece Viator trips planned. I hope that JADE’S LACK OF COMPASSION is not typical of Viator. We have lost a day at Meteora and several hundred dollars with no remorse on aviator’s end!!!
icon Response from Host , Jul 2022
Hello Jill , We are sorry that you had problems with VIATOR bur here you review the local company Meteora Thrones and as i check you did the tour with us the next day without problems. Please reconsider your review since it is unfair for the no1 , 5* rating company of the area. Have a nice sumer , thank you
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star-5
Amazing
Dra_P
, Jul 2022
We had a wonderful guide who took us to three of the monisteris. Unforgettable trip and very nice to go to the two villages.
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star-5
Fantastic experience !
Mauricio_T
, Jul 2022
Majestic and Breathtaking view and Fantastic experience. If u have a day to spare in Greece it is highly recommended to visit. Our Tour Guide was very knowledgeable during the tour that’s why we enjoyed a lot and he’s very engaged and detailed while telling the history of the monastery and the whole place that’s make it amazing. He is superb. The travel agency Meteora Thrones very professional. I definitely coming back again.
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star-5
Do it with the best !
Mauricio_T
, Jul 2022
Best local tour company to do the tour ! Amazing place to visit , Meteora is something unique in the world !
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