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Full-day trip to Meteora by train from Athens in English or Spanish

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Athina, Greece
Full-day trip to Meteora by train from Athens 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 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 (Stathmos Larissis) Departure time : 07:57 Meeting point: Take the train to Kalambaka from Athens. On arrival at Kalambaka's station, make your way to the outside: The minivan for your tour will be waiting there along with a signboard displaying 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 by train from Athens in English or Spanish?
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 by train from Athens 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 Full-day trip to Meteora by train from Athens 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 Full-day trip to Meteora by train from Athens 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
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.
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
1 traveler found this review helpful
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.
1 traveler found this review helpful
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
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!!
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.
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.
1 traveler found this review helpful
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.
star-1
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
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.
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.
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 !
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Amazing experience
Graciela_V
, Jul 2022
Great trip. Great experiences. Amazing views and history. I recommend this trip. We chose it in Spanish. She was amazing and answered all our questions. No rushing
star-4
Truly the bucket list item
Alexander_G
, Jun 2022
The UNESCO World Heritage Site! Unimaginable fusion of human’s determination and spirit with God’s will make this trip unforgettable. And, of course, knowledgeable and passionate guide and driver add to a fantastic experience! Great appreciation to monks and nuns for keeping Meteora live and accessible! I would recommend this experience to everyone!
2 travelers found this review helpful
star-2
Tour guide useless
Robert_A
, Jun 2022
Tour guide was not helpful at all. She just giggled and provided useless dribble. I would have expected her to explain about essentials, such as water, toilets, and garment requirements. She volunteered nothing helpful, and when asked she gave wrong information. Garment requirements were very unclear and we had to purchase scarves for the women to wear. I cannot recommend your tour company.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-4
Short but sweet
ReyChristian_C
, Jun 2022
We left Athens at 8am and arrived at 1230pm to Meteora. It was well organized, short trip but sweet. Departed meterora at 630pm and arrived Athens at 1120pm This is more than a 15 hour trip for us and when I returned to the hotel I have to take a more than 8 hour rest/sleep. Amazing monasteries !
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-3
Crazy trip
Gordon_F
, Jun 2022
The trip it self was good. We had to travel on a train 4 hrs to get to the meeting point. The bus was pretty warm but the sights were amazing. We met great people and restaurants. The town is lovely. So when we were going to the train station, the train was broken, we were told to come back in 1 1/2 he and we would leave , well then everyone was gone. They told us it wasn’t going to be fixed till tomorrow. Not a choice, we had plans in Athens. So we had to take a taxi 355 kilometers. Loved the driver, 100 miles an hr. I’m sure it doesn’t happen every day but, it was a adventure.
star-5
Amazing!!
Suzanne_D
, Jun 2022
Great tour but be prepared!! Long day, lots of stairs (26 flights), if it’s hot… hat, water, light clothing, personal fan. Flat sandles w rubber sole or sport shoe. Women, light, long dress w scarf or sleeves.
star-4
Our tour guide (Dmitri)...
Lasma_L
, Jun 2022
Our tour guide (Dmitri) made our tour very interesting and fun, shared a lot of interesting facts. Despite the hot weather we experienced many good and beautiful memories.
star-5
Great tour and a MUST visit if you are in Athens!
Ravikumar_P
, Jun 2022
The experience was brilliant. Right from the start to the end, the tour guide kept us providing information about the place. If you are in Athens, this tour is a must and gives a different perspective of the country. So glad that we booked and found something else to add to our memory of Greece. The tour was very well organized and the tour company made every effort to connect with the tourists and give them maximum information. Highly recommended and you will definitely not be disappointed.

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