Meteora Tour by Train
Begin your day trip from the Athens railway station at 8:20 am, (7:20 from the 20th of May onwards) when your train will depart at that time to Kalambaka, where you will arrive around 1:30 pm (11:30 am from the 20th of May).
Meet your English-speaking guide who will be waiting for you at the exit of the Kalambaka railway station. Hop on a comfortable bus and you will be driven to the stunning Meteora Monasteries. During the 20-minute trip, your chauffeur will reveal the history of these abbeys, a UNESCO World Heritage site.
Upon arrival at the peaks of these giant rocks, you’ll have four hours of free time to discover the monasteries at your own pace, drinking in the majesty of these religious sites perched high upon the rocks. The complex is made up of a total of six priories: Monastery of St. Nikolaos, Monastery of Holy Trinity, Monastery of St. Stephen, Monastery of Roussanou, Monastery of Varlaam and Monastery of Great Meteoron. All the cloisters are of medieval origin and are built on various sandstone mounds, which dominate the surrounding landscape.
Once the three hours are up, your driver will take you back to Kalambaka station, where you can enjoy a delicious lunch at any of the restaurants near the station. Your train departs at 5.30 pm and you will be back in Athens at around 9:30 pm.
The tour will give you the chance to learn about the history of the monasteries, hear about the stories and legends, make brief stops to enjoy the breath-taking panoramic views, visit the ancient hermitages of Badovas and two of the monasteries.
- A few days before the excursion, we will send you an email with your train tickets. You must print them and make your way to the railway station on the day of the activity.
- Your train to Meteora departs at 8:20 am (7:20 am from the 20th of May) from Athens railway station. To make sure you don’t miss the train, we recommend getting there at least half an hour before departure time.
- The admission ticket to each monastery is 3 euros per person. This cost is not included in the price of the tour. On the day of the tour, we’ll admire six monasteries from the outside and visit the interior of three of those.
- All monasteries have a strict dress code: Men must be wearing clothing that covers their shoulders and knees (shorts and shirts without sleeves are not permitted). Women must also have their shoulders covered, as well as knees being covered with a long skirt. Long trousers on women are not allowed.
- When making your reservation, please take into account that the Meteora monastery closes every Tuesday. If your reservation is for this day, you will enjoy the monument from the outside.