2-Day Meteora Tour by Train from Athens

Day Trips & Excursions in Kalambaka

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Trains are the most spacious and comfortable mode of travel in Greece. Join our two days rail tour to Meteora and discover the history of the Byzantine Monasteries, listed as UNESCO World Heritage monuments.
Catch the train to Kalambaka of 8:20 am from the Athens Railway Station and enjoy a trip that will give you the chance to admire the beauty of the countryside. Arriving in Kalambaka around 1:30pm, our English speaking driver will be waiting you holding a signboard with your name on it and will transfer you to your hotel. You will have the whole afternoon at to discover this picturesque small town built at the foot of the majestic grey rocks, and crowded by the Meteora Monasteries. Why not visit the Natural History Museum of Meteora & Mushroom Museum. Meet the mushrooms and their rich variety of shapes and colors. Browse the collection and find information about the species that thrive in Greece. Dinner is included at the restaurant of the hotel.Next morning, our guide will meet you in the hotel lobby to visit two main monasteries of Meteora and discover the natural beauty and the cultural heritage of this area. This morning tour will take you back in the dark ages and the story of the first hermits and monks who laid the foundations of what later on became the monastic community of Meteora. Learn which monastery was the first to be established and the true motivations behind the monks’ decision to try to climb the steep rocks of Meteora and to build there the monasteries. After this morning tour, our driver will transfer you back to Kalambaka, where you will have the time for lunch (not included). At 5:22pm the train departs from Kalambaka, and arrives at 10:15pm back to Athens.

What’s included

  • Overnight accommodation in 3-star or 4-star hotel (based on your choice)
  • Breakfast and dinner at the hotel
  • Local guide for the morning tour in Meteora
  • Hotel pick up/drop off service for the morning tour from/to your hotel in Meteora

What’s not included

  • Entrance fees of the Monasteries
  • Lunch & Drinks
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off in Athens
  • Hotel accommodation tax


  • Excellent value for money
  • Flexibility to customize your itinerary to your own preferences
  • Round-trip train fares