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Local Agency - 1 day by Train Athens to Meteora in English or Spanish

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294 reviews   (4.68)

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Pricing Info: Per Person

Duration: 14 hours

Departs: Athens, Athens

Ticket Type: Mobile or paper ticket accepted

Free cancellation

Up to 24 hours in advance.

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Visit Meteora from Athens for an amazing experience on this full-day tour. Travel by train from Athens and see all 6 Monasteries on this Panoramic tour with a local, expert in the area, Tour Leader. Relax in comfort aboard your lux Mini Bus with WIFI as you take in the spectacular views. You'll have plenty of time to stop for wonderful pictures and enter 3 of the most popular monasteries before your return to Athens.

What's Included

Comprehensive 5-hour tour of Meteora

Free Panoramic Meteora Map

Free Wi-Fi in the Mini-bus

Local , expert in the area , Tour Leader

Panoramic views of all six monasteries

Roundtrip Train Tickets (Athens - Kalambaka - Athens)

Transportation in a lux , air-conditioned Mini-bus

Visit inside the 3 most popular monasteries - ONLY BY US

What's Not Included

Entrance fees to monasteries (approx. 3 euro each)


Guide inside the Holy Monasteries

Meals and soft drinks

Pickup and drop-off at Athens' Larissa train station

Traveler Information

  • INFANT: Age: 0 - 3
  • CHILD: Age: 4 - 12
  • ADULT: Age: 13 - 99

Additional Info

  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Infants are required to sit on an adult’s lap
  • Meeting point: Kalabaka Train Station (we will hold a sign with your name)
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Service animals allowed
  • Specialized infant seats are available
  • Supplier is not responsible for any train delays that might affect the duration of the tour. Your guide and minivan will be waiting for you at Kalambaka train station and are guaranteed to return you to the station in time to catch your return train to At
  • Your train tickets are e-tickets (PDF file) and will be sent to your email 3 days before the trip or immediately if it is a last minute reservation. It is not necessary to print the train tickets you can just have them on your phone.
  • Appropriate clothing for everyone is required to enter the monasteries. For ladies skirts by the knee or longer are required. No pants for ladies, no shorts, no sleeveless shirt. For men sleeveless clothing and shorts over the knee are prohibited.
  • Departure place: Athens Train Station (Larissis Station) be there at least 30 min before the departure of the train at 07:57 am
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Infants and small children can ride in a pram or stroller
  • It is very important to have your train tickets in advance in order to travel by train
  • Public transportation options are available nearby
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Suitable for all physical fitness levels
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised

Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.

What To Expect

Catch the train from Athens Train Station at 7:57 am to Kalabaka and admire the beautiful Greek landscapes during your trip. Arriving in Kalabaka at 12:05pm our lux Mini Bus will be waiting you at the Kalabaka Train Station with our highly educated Tour Leader to begin your customized Special Panoramic Midday Meteora Tour. Take an amazing 5 hours Meteora tour, see all 6 monasteries and visit inside 3 of them. Your Tour Leader will give you full attention and care as the group will be small. Plenty of photo opportunity stops and many secrets places that only locals know will make your tour a life time experience. In the end, will be transferred back to Kalabaka Train Station to catch the train back for Athens , you will have also the time for a nice walk to the city of Kalabaka. The train departs at 18:22 and you will arrive in Athens at 22:20.

4 hours • Admission Ticket Not Included

See the picturesque village of Kastraki under the rocks of Meteora

• Admission Ticket Free

Great Meteoron Monastery
See Great Meteoron , the biggest and oldest monastery of Meteora

60 minutes • Admission Ticket Not Included

Varlaam Monastery
Admire the monastery of Varlaam

45 minutes • Admission Ticket Not Included

Admire Rousanou Nunnery

35 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Holy Trinity Monastery (Agia Triada)
Admire the monastery of Holy Trinity

35 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Agios Stefanos
Admire St Stephen (Agios Stefanos) Nunnery

35 minutes • Admission Ticket Not Included

Agios Nikolaos Anapaphsas
Admire St Nicholas (Agios Nikolaos) Monastery

35 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

See the city under the rocks , take a coffee overviewing Meteora !

30 minutes • Admission Ticket Free


Meteora 1-day Train Trip w/Tour.
Rong_P, 26-12-2022
The tour guide is very knowledgeable and friendly. The trip was organized very well. We had great time visiting Meteora Monasteries.
EXCELLENT TOUR GUIDE - Clement of Meteora Thrones Travel Ctr, Knowledgeable Perfect English Professional Courteous
10028TA, 25-12-2022
We had Clement from the Meteora Thrones Travel Center. Clement was the epitome of professionalism as a tour guide. He was extremely knowledgeable of the sites, local area (being a resident himself), Greek history and Greek Orthodox Religious History. Clement spoke perfectly clear English, having lived in England and Canada. Most of all he was extremely thoughtful, polite, and courteous. When it started to rain hard, he met us outside the monastery to give us umbrellas so we didn’t get soaked walking to the van in the parking lot.

Unfortunately, the day we went was rainy and foggy/misty so we weren’t able to see all the monasteries from the outside. We visited 3 Monasteries inside and stopped at viewpoints to see 2 others, but again it was somewhat foggy we were unable to clearly see some of them. What we did see inside the monasteries we visited was beautiful and the views from up top stunning. Mondays are good because all are opened, except the one convent/nunnery, otherwise the monasteries alternate openings during the week. The Grand Meteora is closed on 3 weekdays. Winter hours are shorter closing at 4pm or earlier. We liked Grand Meteron and the St Varlaam. Wear SKIRTS inside the Monasteries out of respect. If not you will have to pay for a scarf like skirt at the entrance. The entrance fee is 3 euros per person cash for each monastery. Bring small bills.

3 BONUS Sites: As a result of us not being able to see all the monasteries, Clement offered to take us to one of the first HERMIT CAVES (really something to see, origin of habituating the area and eventually constructing the monasteries on the rocks.) He also took us to see the old BYZANTINE CHURCH that was built on top of Apollo’s Temple and explained the religious aspect inside the church. We also drove to see St Anthony’s Monastery and another ‘more’ recent hermit cave.

Our Tour VAN vehicle was spacious, clean and seemed like a newer Peugeot. Our Driver (sorry didn’t catch his name) drove carefully and safely through the windy roads.

Clement also recommended a restaurant in town that he frequented, when we were waiting for our train back to Athens. After, dinner Clement and driver drove us to the train station. They waited for us in the van while we dined.

TRAIN - Meteora Thrones company was very responsive in answering all questions. Tour company also emailed /WhatsApp our train tickets promptly. Clear instructions, Clement met us at the train station in Kalabaka with a placard of our name. Very well organized. Meteora Thrones Travel Center is probably the largest tour company in this area. The train ride itself was comfortable (Buy the first class cabin, it’s not that much more). Seats inside can slide down so you can lean back. If you have the entire cabin yourself (6seats), you could probably make it into a sleeper bed and lay down. You yourself must board the 7:57am train from Larissa Athens main train station. It’s a 4hr train ride each way and upon return you’ll arrive around 10:30pm back in Athens. However, we were delayed for 40mins (train employees did not specify why) and that made getting back very late. It’s a long day but this way you won’t have the additional day and expense of having to stay overnight in the vicinity of Kalabaka.

Overall, Clement was an excellent tour guide, very good tour (it ended up being a private tour for us even though we booked a small group tour), tour company is well organized and responsive.

Kyle_G, 22-12-2022
The train ride up was smooth. Our driver readily met us and was a great guide and let us stop as needed and handled our requests. Recommended a great dinner spot! Train ride back was late and some locals said it was ALWAYS late. No fault to this service; but just so you know if you make dinner plans upon the return home.
Very long train ride but worth it
Gregory_G, 05-12-2022
The on-site guide was very good. But the train ride wasn't great. Train was 45 minutes late win arriving (hence touring time lost). Train returning to Athens was an hour late making it a very long day. I believe it is best if one pays a bit more for a first class seat ... it's not a short trip (8 hours RT if on time)-- but worth it.
From Athens
Jaslyn L, 07-12-2022
It was a long long journey to get from Athens to the kalambaka so we were really glad to see the tour group immediately when we disembarked from the train. There was zero waiting time and we were ready to go! We were brought to a nearby cafe for toilet break and snack( that would be for lunch) and off we go started with the impressive sights. Timing for each stops was sufficient and there were various photo stops for us as well.