It’s worth booking this 3 Day Rail Tour from Athens to Meteora to have someone else handle all the transportation arrangements so you can sit back and truly enjoy the experience. By booking this train tour from Athens to Meteora you are free to travel at your own pace with no tour leaders or set schedules. Seize the chance to engage in memorable activities on the 3 Day Rail Tour from Athens to Meteora that will definitely become the highlight of your entire visit to Greece!
The train tickets from Athens to Meteora and back are all issued on 2nd class seats as standard. If you wish to upgrade them to 1st class seats you may choose to add to your basket the 1st class seats upgrade add-on that will pop up on your screen before you complete the booking!
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100% refund if you cancel your reservation up to 48 hours prior to the start time of the tour
Unused features are non-refundable. No shows forfeit entire payment.
Day 1, Athens to Meteora and Sunset Tour
Trains are the most spacious and comfortable way of travel in Greece. Catch the morning train to Kalambaka at 07:20 am from Athens 'Larissa' Railway Station and enjoy a trip that will give you the chance to admire the beauty of the Greek countryside. Upon your arrival in Kalambaka, at around 11:30 am, our English speaking driver will be waiting for you at the train station holding a signboard with your name on it to transfer you to your hotel. Late in the afternoon, our VIP minibus will pick you up from the hotel to join 'Meteora Sunset Tour' to admire breathtaking views of Meteora and to discover the hidden gems of this place.
Day 2, Morning tour and free afternoon
For the next morning we offer you the chance to choose the activity you wish: the 'Half-Day morning Tour of Meteora' to see the main attractions, the monasteries of Meteora with a VIP minibus or the 'Hiking Tour of Meteora' to walk among the rock giants. Experience amazing sceneries and visit monuments of the Byzantine period, the monasteries of Meteora and learn their history. After this morning tour, at around 13:00 pm, the bus will drop you back to your hotel. The evening is free for you to explore the area on your own.
Day 3, Free morning and back to Athens
The morning is free. In the evening a taxi transfer from your hotel at 16:45 pm to the local train station at Kalambaka will be arranged for you. At 17:15 pm the train departs from Kalambaka and arrives at 21:25 pm to Athens.
No. On our train tours, you will board the train from Athens or Thessaloniki on your own, using the tickets we will send you via email. Our guide will meet you at Kalabaka train station after your train arrives at Meteora. He will be holding a signboard with your name written on it in the parking lot of Kalabaka train station.
Yes, first class seats are more comfortable and quieter. They are almost always arranged in a 6-seat-rooms, offering a higher amount of privacy and the first class coach is located next to the cafeteria, offering fast access there.
Was super impressed with customer service from Visit Meteora agents, both with email communication and in-person in their office. They were all so welcoming and lovely and they all speak excellent English.
We did a 2n/3d rail tour from Athens to Meteora (and back). Which included a hike, a sunset tour, 2 nights accommodation (best breakfast ever) and return rail tickets.
We were touring when Covid-19 was affecting Greece and there were barely any tourists left but despite the dire situation, all the people we met were extremely accommodating for us and we had such a great insight to the Meteora. We weren't even allowed inside the Monasteries but it was still exceptional. On the sunset tour, of course you aren't allowed to spend "all day" there, it's limited! that's what makes it so special. But you are granted well and truly enough time to experience it, learn about all aspects of the Meteora and take plenty of photos while also having time to take it all in. You don't need longer time.
The local guides taught us soooo much information we could barely take it all in. We visited a local church on the sunset tour (on our way up the mountain) and I was blown away by the incredible, sacred history of this old place.
The train schedule was amazing and the upgrade to 1st class is definitely worth it, it's already so cheap! the seats are so comfortable even for spending hours sitting down. The views from Athens to Kalambaka and back again were so amazing that I kept putting my book down to look outside.
This was definitely a highlight on our 2 week trip to Greece.
The only thing that was better was the accommodation we stayed at on this Visit Meteora tour - Monastiri Guesthouse. That was an incredible memory for us and I have written a separate review for them.
Thanks to all the staff for making it so memorable.
Antonio Del Cueto Mexico City,
A Memorable Enriching Experience
My husband and I did the 3 day 2 night tour with Visit Meteora Travel and would highly recommend to anyone visiting Greece to book this trip. It was a highlight of our visit to Greece. We did the Sunset Tour and the Half Day Hiking Tour, both absolutely sensational, each giving a different perspective of this unique landscape. Visit Meteora Travel is a highly professional company. Both guides we had for our tours were very knowledge, friendly and fluent in many languages. All the transfers, tours, accommodation (at Dellas Boutique Hotel, Kalambaka, were excellent.. 10/10
We did the 4 day, 3 night train tour from Athens to Meteora, the Sunset Tour, Mount Saint Scramble and 2 other hikes just this past week. We travel extensively and have to say that they were the best tour company we have every dealt with. Everything was flawless and VIP the entire way. Guides went above and beyond, all loved what they did and showed us an unbelievable 4 days. Logistics were completely smooth and beyond organized. You guys are the best; thanks for treating us like royalty!