Day Trip from Athens to Meteora by Train

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Spoken languages: Greek, English
Minimum age: From 6 years-old and up
Cancellation policy: flexible More info

Activity description

Explore the magnificent UNESCO World Heritage Site that is Meteora! Tour monasteries, admire the view, and learn about the area's fascinating history. 

Perfect for those who are visiting Athens for a limited time. This day tour includes train tickets to and from Athens to Kalampaka. After your relaxing train ride, you'll be greeted by your local tour leader holding a sign with your last name at the Kalampaka train station. Once you've boarded the VIP Mercedes minibus, the adventure begins! 

You'll be taken to several locales throughout this 5-hour tour and your knowledgeable guide will talk about the historical and religious importance of the area. You'll visit the hermit caves of Badovas, where hermit monks resided more than 2 centuries ago. In addition, you'll tour 3 monasteries and view the exteriors of all 6 Eastern Orthodox monasteries.

The minibus will make several stops during the excursion so that you can fully admire the breathtaking vistas and the incredible rock formations. Don't forget your camera! At the end of the tour, you'll be dropped off at the Kalampaka train station with ample time to catch your train back to Athens.

Discover Meteora's awe-inspiring beauty and fascinating history on this immersive day tour! 

Course of events

- 7:52 a.m. - Train departs from Athens to Kalabaka 

- 12:00 p.m. - Arrival at the Kalabaka train station

*Your guide will be holding a sign with your last name

- The adventure begins! 

- 5:00 p.m. - Arrival at the Kalabaka train station

- 6:22 p.m. - Train departs for Athens

- 10:26 p.m. -Arrival in Athens

Activity requirements

Please be advised that appropriate clothing is required to enter the monasteries. Guests may be denied access if they are not appropriately dressed.

For men, sleeveless tops and shorts above the knee are prohibited. Longer skirts and shawls are available for women to borrow or buy at the monasteries.


Special terms

- Please note that this activity is subject to favourable weather conditions. If your tour is cancelled due to poor weather, you will be given the option of an alternative date, an alternative activity, or a full refund.

- First-class train tickets are available upon request and at an additional fee. 

- You will receive your train tickets via email and it is recommended that you print them in advance. 

- Please arrive 30 minutes before the departure time. The train to Kalabaka leaves Athens at 7:52 a.m.

- Snacks and refreshments are available for purchase on the train.

  • English-speaking tour leader
  • Round trip train tickets from Athens to Meteora
  • Map
  • Bottled water
  • WiFi onboard the Mercedes minibus
  • Pick-up and drop-off at Kalampaka train station
  • Shuttle to Athens train station
  • Meals
  • Gratuities
  • Entrance fees to the monasteries
  • State licensed guide
Do not forget to bring
  • Comfortable casual clothing
  • Weatherproof shell jacket
  • Sunglasses
  • Camera
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunscreen
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Meeting point
This tour includes pick-up and drop-off service from and to the Kalampaka train station. Kalabaka 422 00, Greece Get directions

Cancellation policy

Cancellation 4 days or more prior to the agreed activity date
You will be automatically refunded for the full amount for the activity
4 days
Cancellation between 48 and 96 hours prior to the agreed activity date
You are entitled to a 50% refund
48 hrs
Cancellation 48 hours or later prior to the agreed activity date
No refund will be possible
Weather Guarantee
Regardless of the date, if the activity is cancelled due to bad weather conditions, you will be offered a refund or the chance to reschedule