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Meteora Day Trip by Train from Athens

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Athens, Greece
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icon14 hours  (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
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
Regular temperature checks for staff
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Overview

Travel by train through the beautiful countryside on a full-day tour from Athens to the Meteora monasteries. Your driver meets your train in the town of Kalambaka and take you to the medieval monastery complex, which sits perched high atop sandstone cliffs and is honored by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site. It’s a wonderful way to experience one of Greece’s most breathtaking and off-the-beaten-path cultural treasures.
  • Day trip from Athens to the UNESCO-listed Meteora monasteries
  • Reach the dramatic monastery complex with the help of an expert escort
  • Learn about the history of these unique, 14th-century monasteries
  • Enjoy free time to dine and explore in the town of Kalambaka
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Round-trip shared transfers in Kalambaka
Round-trip rail tickets based on your choice
Expert English speaking escort
Transport by air-conditioned vehicle with WiFi
Panoramic views of the six active monasteries
Visit three Monasteries and the hermit caves of Badovas
Free Map and bottle of water
Local taxes
Hotel pick-up and drop-off service in Athens
Food and drinks
Entrance fees of the Monasteries

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
  • 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
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Keytours - Greece

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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 Meteora Day Trip 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 Meteora Day Trip by Train from Athens.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Meteora Day Trip by Train from Athens?
A:
The policies on sanitization are:

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

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by Meteora Day Trip by Train from Athens.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Meteora Day Trip by Train from Athens?
A:
The policy on staff health & safety is:

  • Regular temperature checks for staff
See all safety measures taken by Meteora Day Trip by Train from Athens.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Meteora Day Trip by Train from Athens?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Meteora Day Trip by Train from Athens.

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Traveler Tips


  • "It is a long day, be prepared for hiking and heat." See review
  • "This beautiful and other worldly destination is a must if one has the time when in Greece." See review
  • "The train ride from Athens was fairly long 5-6 hours each way, but still well worth it for the quality of the sights." See review

Reviews

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Tour excellent but...
Josefine
, Aug 2020
The tour in general was excellent! Tour guide and driver were very friendly. The monasteries a dream. A little annoying was that they insisted that the train tickets be printed when the QR code on my phone would have sufficed. For people not staying in a hotel who have to find somewhere to print them it’s time consuming.
icon Response from Host , Aug 2020
Dear Guest, Thank you for your review of our Meteora Day Trip by Train from Athens. We feel more than happy knowing that we met your expectations during your trip to Meteora. As for your comment regarding the printed train tickets, we will take it into serious considerations, trying to be improved ourselves every day. Hope to see you soon in one of our future experiences. Best Regards, Marianna Papakosta
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star-5
Meteora monasteries
Lina
, Jul 2020
Unforgettable day trip: visited inside of 3 monasteries, but got close to all 6. Our guide Maria was great - learned a lot about the history / interesting facts as well as seen amazing views and architecture. Had to climb some steps up to one of the monasteries but the view was worth it. I'd recommend taking enough water - we had 3 big bottles (you can leave your bag in the van and avoid carrying all the weight up) :)
icon Response from Host , Aug 2020
Dear Guest, Thank you very much for your comments regarding our Meteora Day Trip by Train from Athens. We feel more than happy we met your expectations and you enjoyed your time with us. Hope to see you soon in one of our future tours. Best Regards, Marianna Papakosta
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Where beauty meets great vibes
Meriem_M
, Mar 2020
Great experience! Meteora is picturesque and full of history. I really enjoyed the tour, history was told and explained in the simplest and funniest way by our guide Maria and Dinos was a great support where climbing was required and a great photographer! Loved it!
icon Response from Host , Mar 2020
Dear Guest, Thank you for your comments about Meteora Day Trip by Train from Athens. We are pleased we met your expectations and you had a great time with us. Hope to see you soon in one of our future experiences. Best Regards, Marianna Papakosta
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A great day at the mountaintop monasteries
Sharon_W
, Feb 2020
Perfect day, thanks to Eva and our driver. The itinerary was well planned, the orientation along the way was perfect and Eva’s sparkling style was a real highlight. Book it!!
icon Response from Host , Feb 2020
Dear Guest, Thank you for your review of our Meteora Day Trip by Train from Athens. We feel more than happy we met your expectations and you had a great time at Meteora. Hope to see you soon in one of our future experiences. Best Regards, Marianna Papakosta
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star-5
So much more than monasteries
William_P
, Feb 2020
I was a little hesitant for this tour at first, 4 hour train ride each direction? I can tell you, now that I've done it I don't regret it at all. The train was comfortable (we upgraded to Class 1 seats) which in the slow season, wasn't really necessary as the train wasn't very full - but I could see during busier seasons that the upgraded seats would be necessary. The price to upgrade was reasonable either way, and worth it even in the off season. The train was a great way to look at the Greek Countryside as you leave Athens and get into the more rural areas - rolling hills, agriculture, beauty in the simplicity. Our Tour Guide Maria, was great. She grew up in the area, and had a ton of local knowledge. Even personal stories of her family, and her experiences growing up and attending mass in one of the monasteries we visited. Breathtaking views of unique geological areas, picturesque valleys and landscapes, beautiful architecture - and that was before we even got to the monasteries! Then the monasteries were just as amazing, the stories behind them and the fact that they are all working/living. A humbling demonstration of faith, and a great opportunity to step back in time and see a much simpler life amid the bustle of the world today. All in a incredibly beautiful setting.
icon Response from Host , Feb 2020
Dear Guest, Thank you for your review of our Meteora Day Trip by Train from Athens. We feel more than happy we met your expectations and you enjoyed so much your time in picturesque Meteora. Indeed, Maria is an excellent guide, very experienced and professional. We will transfer to her your comments the soon as possible. Hope to see you soon in one of our future experiences. Best Regards, Marianna Papakosta
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star-5
Loved it
gmattheisen
, Feb 2020
We loved our trip to Meteora! We were worried about the long train ride but it passed quickly and was gorgeous from start to finish. We had Maria as a tour guide and she was delightful. Would recommend to anyone!
icon Response from Host , Feb 2020
Dear Guest, Thank you for your time to send us your review of our Meteora Day Trip by Train from Athens. We always try to meet our guests' expectations and we feel happy we met yours. Hope to see you soon in one of our future tours. Best Regards, Marianna Papakosta
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Amazing
rhianmcclelland193
, Feb 2020
Great guide and an awesome experience. Would recommend to anybody. The 4 hour train trip is worth it.
icon Response from Host , Feb 2020
Dear Guest, Thank you for your lovely comments about our Meteora Day Trip by Train from Athens. Hope to see you soon in one of our future experiences. Kindest Regards, Marianna Papakosta
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Mr
ront0001
, Feb 2020
Maria is knowledgable and an excellent guide. She gave a good explanation during the trip. Our driver was amazing too! Very friendly and nice people!
icon Response from Host , Feb 2020
Dear Guest, Thank you very much for your time to leave your nice comments about the Meteora Day Trip by Train from Athens, Maria and the driver. Hope to see you soon in one of your future activities. Best Regards, Marianna Papakosta
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star-4
Great day but very long
ravmordy
, Feb 2020
The view was breathtaking, and the pictures were incredible. It was a stop you will not see anywhere else. That being said, it was a 4 hour train ride each way from Athens... and by the end of the tour we were all exausted... perhaps a two day trip would have been wiser and not going back and forth all in one day. The tour guide and driver were friendly and informative.
icon Response from Host , Feb 2020
Dear Guest, Thank you very much for your time to leave us your feedback regarding the Meteora Day Trip by Train from Athens. We feel happy you enjoyed your visit to Meteora with Key Tours. Hope to see you soon in one of our future experiences. Best Regards, Marianna Papakosta
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star-5
Great tour
cnoda
, Jan 2020
I had Federina as my tourguide and she was super friendly and accommodating. She made sure we got a great experience at the monasteries and left time to take great pictures. She was super knowledgeable about the town and the history and was always happy to explain anything to us. Overall very good trip.
icon Response from Host , Feb 2020
Dear Guest, Thank you for your time to leave us your review. We are pleased you enjoyed your time with us. We will transfer to Federina your lovely comments about her the soon as possible. Hope to see you soon in one of our future experiences. Best Regards, Marianna Papakosta
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