Posted on 2021-04-05
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Athens to Meteora Tour: Full-day Tour to Meteora from Athens by Train

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Overview

Take a full-day Athens to Meteora tour and explore this spectacular World Heritage in a day with train tickets included. Visit this ancient monastic community and see admire cliff-suspended monasteries with fantastic views over Kalabaka valley. Visit 3 monasteries and see the ritual preserved for centuries. Benefit from your knowledgeable guide and learn all about the geological and religious history of the place.

◾ Take a guided Meteora tour and admire this UNESCO World Heritage Site
◾ Marvel at fantastic panoramic views of the surrounding sandstone gigantic cliffs
◾ Visit 3 monasteries and discover the ancient religious practices still prevalent to this day
◾ Enjoy a relaxing and comfortable return train journey and see the beautiful Greek countryside

About this experience

DURATION: 14 hours (actual Meteora tour 5 hours)
DEPARTURE TIME: Train departure from Athens 7.20 am
TOUR STARTING TIME: 11.30 am
MEETING POINT: Get your train from Athens to Kalabaka from Central Train Station. Your guide will be waiting for you at Kalabaka train station to pick you up
LANGUAGE/S: English, Greek (Upon request French, Italian, Russian & Spanish languages available on request at an extra cost)
MOBILE TICKET: Use your phone or print your ticket
OPENING SEASONS: All year round
WHO CAN COME: Athens to Meteora tour is suitable for anyone

What's included, what's not

✔ Roundtrip train tickets
✔ Pick up / Drop off from Kalabaka Train Station
✔ Your English or Spanish speaking tour leader (Upon request French, Italian & Russian availability at an extra cost)
✔ Full comprehensive, about 5 hrs, Meteora Tour
✔ VIP Limo Mini Bus (small groups) during the tour
✔ Visit all 6 Monasteries (enter 3 of them )
✔ Free WIFI on the bus
✔ All taxes
✖ Pick up/Drop off from Hotel in Athens to the Train Station
✖ Entrance fees of Monasteries (3 euro each)
✖ Licenced Tour Guide – guidance inside the Holy Monasteries
✖ Food and drinks

Description - What to expect

Your Athens to Meteora tour starts from Athens Central Train Station at 07:20 am and a comfortable trip through the beautiful Greek countryside to Kalambaka. Once you arrive at your destination at 11.30 am meet your local expert guide and board your VIP Limo Mini Bus waiting for you.

You will be driving a small distance to reach the top of the gigantic cliffs and get access to the cliff-suspended monasteries nesting at the top of huge boulders for centuries. Along the way enjoy some fantastic panoramic views and ger impressed by the spectacular geological site unique in its kind. Spend about 5 hours visiting and exploring this amazing place capturing with your camera some incredible photos. Visit all 6 monasteries and enter inside 3 of them to experience the religious spirit alive by devoted monks.

Depending on the time available you will drive for a short tour of the town of Kalabaka and some last-minute souvenir purchases. Your Athens to Kalabaka tour ends with a drop-off at the train station in time to catch your train back to Athens at 5.15 pm. You expected to arrive in Athens at 9.30 pm.

Athens to Kalabaka Tour Itinerary

7.20 Departure from Athens Central Train Station
10.30 Arrival at Kalabaka
10.30 pick-up from Kalabaka Train Station. 5-hour tour around Meteora. Visit 6 monasteries & enjoy amazing Meteora views. Enter 3 monasteries and discover the ancient-old monastic rituals. Visit Kalabaka town & optional shopping tour or lunch
5.00 pm drop-off at Kalabaka Train Station
5.15 pm Departure to Athens
9.30 pm Arrival in Athens

Cutoff time before activity

  • 24 hours

Prepare for the experience - Things to know before you go

Visitors inside monasteries must be dressed modestly. Women must wear long skirts and long-sleeved blouses. Men must wear long pants and long-sleeved shirts

COVID-19 - Update information

◾ All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
◾ Customers must keep their distance in vehicles
◾ The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
◾ Customers are required to bring and wear masks
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