Meteora Day Trip by Train from Athens

Athens, Greece (414)


%20to%20Meteora%201995 Meteora Day Trip by Train from Athens to Meteora On a beautiful day, I took the train from Athens to Meteora. The journey was beautiful, and the views of the countryside were stunning. I arrived at the Meteora monasteries just in time for sunset. The experience was truly amazing, and I would definitely recommend taking the train to see these incredible sites.


Tour Duration: 840 min

Meteora Day Trip by Train from Athens

Immerse yourself in some of Greece’s most spectacular scenery on a day trip to Meteora by train, the most fascinating way you could never imagine.

What's included

Below are items that the provider has stated are included with Meteora Day Trip by Train from Athens at no additional cost

  • Visit three Monasteries and the hermit caves of Badovas
  • Transport by air-conditioned vehicle with WiFi
  • Round-trip rail tickets based on your choice
  • Free Map and bottle of water
  • Expert English speaking escort
  • Round-trip shared transfers in Kalambaka
  • Local taxes

What's NOT included

Below are items that the tour provider of Meteora Day Trip by Train from Athens has stated that may cost an additional fee if desired.

  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off service in Athens
  • Food and drinks
  • Entrance fees of the Monasteries

Points Of Interest

  • minutes: Catch the train of 7:20 am to Kalambaka in the morning from the Athens Railway Station and enjoy a trip that will give you the chance to admire the beauty of the countryside. Arrive around 11:30 am in Kalambaka, a small town built at the foot of the majestic grey rocks, and crowded by the Meteora Monasteries.
  • 240 minutes: Arriving in Kalambaka, our English speaking expert escort will be waiting you holding a signboard with your name on it and will transfer you to the Meteora Monasteries. For about 4 hours you will have the time to explore three Monasteries as well as the hermit caves of Badovas. Meteora is included in the UNESCO world heritage monument list. The monasteries are perched on top of towers of sandstone, which for centuries provided totally inaccessible retreats for the monks. The most visited Monastery is the Holy Monastery of Great Meteoron, which is the largest of the monasteries located at Meteora. It was erected in the mid-14th century and was the subject of restoration and embellishment projects in 1483 and 1552. The building serves as the main museum for tourists. The Katholikon (main church), consecrated in honour of the Transfiguration of Jesus was erected in the middle of 14th century and 1387/88 and decorated in 1483 and 1552.
  • 60 minutes: At the end of the day, our expert escort will transfer you back to Kalambaka, where you will have the time to stroll around and have a light lunch (not included). At 5:15 p.m. the train departs from Kalambaka, and arrives at 9:25 p.m back to Athens.

Additional Information

  • Infants are required to sit on an adult’s lap
  • Suitable for all physical fitness levels
  • 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
  • Amendments are serviced based on the availability
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • The tour in Meteora will be a small group one and social distance will be kept during the journey by train to ensure a safe travel experience for you.