Trains are the most spacious and comfortable mode of travel in Greece. Join our two days rail tour to Meteora and discover the history of the Byzantine Monasteries, listed as UNESCO World Heritage monuments. Countless panoramic images will remain etched in your memory with the opportunity for video and photos along the train ride.
1st DAY: Catch the train to Kalambaka of 07:20 a.m. from the Athens Railway Station and enjoy a trip that will give you the chance to admire the beauty of the countryside. Arriving in Kalambaka around 11:30, our English speaking driver will be waiting you holding a signboard with your name on it and transfer you to your hotel, to check in and br prepared for the Majestic Sunset Meteora Tour at 16:30. You will have the whole afternoon to discover the hidden gems of Meteora that only locals know and the smooth light of the evening will offer many chances for incredible photos and of course the most impressive sunset!!! You may be able to visit the interior of 1 monastery for today. After the tour we drop you off again at your hotel, or in Kalabaka for a short walk.
2nd DAY: Next morning and after your breakfast at 09:00, our guide will meet you in the hotel lobby so as to have a Panoramic Tour where you will have the chance to see all 6 monasteries and visit inside 3 of them. This guided tour will take you back in the dark ages and the story of the first hermits and monks who laid the foundations of what later on became the monastic community of Meteora. After the end, our driver will transfer you back to your hotel leave your luggage and explore the city of Kalabaka, where you will have the time for lunch (not included) and prepare for your departure back to Athens . At 17:15 p.m. the train departs from Kalambaka, and arrives at 21:30 back to Athens.
Entrance to the monasteries: Appropriate clothing is required. Ladies should wear long skirts and must have long sleeves. Men are not allowed to wear shorts, should wear long skirts and must have long sleeves.
Prices: All the mentioned prices are per person on twin sharing basis. In case of one traveler, the single supplement option has to be chosen.
Hotel accomodation tax: Paid directly in hotels as following: 5* hotels – 4 Euro per room/per night, 4* hotels – 3 Euro per room/per night, 3* hotels – 1.5 Euro per room/per night.
Departure: The train for Kalambaka departs from the Athens rail station. You need to go at the Larissis rail station on your own at least 30 minutes before train departure having your printed train tickets with you.
Train Tickets: Few days before the activity, you will receive an e-mail with the e-tickets. Reservations are accepted 48 hours prior to the tour.
Reservations: Reservations are accepted 48 hours prior to the tour.