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Itinerary
The journey begins at the Athens Railway Station in the morning, where you’ll catch the 8:27 train with provided tickets. Relax and take in the diverse scenery of the Grecian countryside on the roughly 5-hour journey to reach Kalambaka, the town closest to Meteora. When you arrive at about 1:30 pm, an English-speaking driver awaits you in a Mercedes Sprinter minivan equipped with air conditioning and onboard Wi-Fi.

Travel through a landscape of green valleys dotted with dramatic grey cliffs to reach Meteora, declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. Learn about the monks who built these incredible hard-to-reach sanctuaries high above ground and the communities who inhabited them over the years. Visit two different monasteries, spending about 45 minutes inside each one (entrance fees not included). See the others from the outside on a van tour, stopping for frame-worthy photos at each site.

After about 3 hours of touring, return to Kalambaka and pick up a take-away lunch of gyro sandwiches, just like the Greeks do. Say goodbye to your driver back at the train station, and hop on the 5:22 return train to Athens, where you'll arrive in the late evening.
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Meteora
Overview
When visiting Athens, take a full-day detour to the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Meteora. Ride a train through the Grecian countryside with included rail tickets, and travel from the town of Kalambaka to the ancient clifftop monasteries in a luxury Mercedes minivan with onboard Wi-Fi. Learn the fascinating history and legends of the sky-high monastic retreats as you visit two of them, and keep your energy up with a typical Greek meal of gyro sandwiches.
Highlights
  • Full-day train tour to Meteora from Athens
  • Visit the spectacular UNESCO-listed clifftop monasteries
  • Travel from Kalambaka to Meteora in a luxury Mercedes minivan with onboard Wi-Fi
  • Tour two monasteries and see the others from the outside
  • Enjoy a typical Greek lunch of gyro sandwiches
  • Includes round-trip train fare from Athens
  • Great way to fit in a trip to one of Greece's most inspiring sites from the capital
  • Group numbers limited to 18 people for a more personalized experience
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Meteora Day Trip

The views were amazing. And walking through a few of the monasteries was a really great experience, I would definitely recommend going! The tour guide was great. I was not terribly pleased with how the train tickets were handled. I received an email stating "This...More

Thank Stacy M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Absolutely breathtaking

It is very daunting to know that the train ride up and back is 5 hours each way, with only 2.5-3 hours to spend at Meteora, but honestly it's worth it. It was unlike anything that I've ever seen, and the history is just astonishingly...More

Thank Christine K
Reviewed 13 August 2018
A side of Greece not many people know about

We booked the 2 day/1 night Meteora Tours form Athens. Booking process super simple - all initial emails answered promptly & all plans went without a hitch. ONLY BOOK First Class on the train - its not Thalys or TGV - very basic but reliable....More

Thank KiwiNZExplorer
Reviewed 3 August 2018
Spectacular views of monasteries on cliffs

Meteora is a must visit if you are in the area. The views are of the monasteries are stunning and breath-taking. The only problem is getting there from Athens require at least a 5-6 hour train ride each way, if the train does not stop...More

2  Thank petaling44
Reviewed 31 July 2018
a Greece Must Do!!

Was a very well planned out tour, highly recommend to anyone who is interested in Seeing Meteora and Delphi. We took the train, then picked up by taxi etc just as the tour describes. There were no delays and everyone who was meant to pick...More

1  Thank Shalindar A
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