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Meteora Tour By Train from Thessaloniki - Award Winning Tour

Exclusive Private Day Tour from Thessaloniki - Start Any Day

Explore the best of Meteora in short time! Don’t miss the opportunity during your stay in Thessaloniki to visit the breathtaking Meteora Monasteries with this amazing full day rail tour!

  • Duration: 12 hours
  • Departure time: 08.15
  • Travel Style: Culture, History
  • Activity Level: Easy
  • Departure from Train Station
  • Free Cancellation up to 48 hrs

Highlights

  • Daily tour departures any day you want, 365 days a year whether you are traveling on your own or in a small group.
  • Traveling by train is incredibly scenic.
  • Save time and effort. Organizing your own holiday can be a stressful task. Let us do the work for you!
  • Trains are more energy-efficient per passenger mile than planes or cars, making them one of the most eco-friendly transportation.
  • You will go to secret local spots that the vast majority of other travelers will never experience.
  • You will learn about the culture and history of the place on a deeper level and from a local’s perspective.
  • Excellent value for money

Inclusions

  • Roundtrip Train tickets ( *First class upon availability , extra cost €21/person )
  • Pick up / Drop off from Kalabaka Train Station
  • Highly educated , English or Spanish speaking Tour Leader
  • Upon request French , Italian , Russian
  • Full comprehensive , about 5 hrs , Meteora Tour
  • VIP Limo Mini Bus (small groups) during the tour
  • Visit all 6 Monasteries (3 of them inside )
  • Free WI FI on the bus
  • All Taxes
  • Pick up / Drop off from Hotel in Thess/niki to the Train Station (extra costs 20 € PP)
  • Entrance fees of Monasteries (3 euro each)
  • Meals and soft drinks
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • State licensed guide
  • Personal travel insurance

Covid-19 Measures

  • Face masks provided for travelers
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
What to expect

Catch the train from Thessaloniki Train Station at 08:18 to Kalabaka via Palaiofarsala (change train, waiting time about 10 min) and admire the beautiful Greek landscapes during your trip. Arriving in Kalabaka at 11:30 our VIP Limo Mini Bus will be waiting for you at the Kalabaka Train Station with our local , highly educated , Tour Leader which will hold a signboard with your name in order to find us and 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. Our 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 with drop off to the train station. The train departs at 17:15 from Kalabaka and you will arrive in Thessaloniki at 20:30. (change at Palaiofarsala Train Station , waiting time about 10 min)

*Due to the current COVID situation, the Monasteries will no longer be providing skirts and shawls. Appropriate clothing for everyone is required to enter the monasteries. Sleeveless clothing and shorts over the knee for men are prohibited and you‘ll be denied access if dressed that way. For ladies skirts below the knee are also required.
 
 
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FAQ

Will I meet anyone at the train station in Thessaloniki?

No. On our train tours, you will board the train from 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.

 

When and how will I receive my train tickets?

We will send you the train tickets via email 

 

Why should I print the train tickets?

There is an off-chance that a train inspector might give you a hard time if you present them with an electronic version of your tickets. This is why we recommend you to print them.

 

What time should I be at the station?

Please be at the station at least 30 minutes before the departure in order to have plenty of time to find your coach and seats. The stewards there will assist you.

 

Is there food provided on the train?

Yes, there is a cafeteria-coach inside every train, where you can buy snacks and refreshments.

 

Is it worth it booking a first class seat?

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.
 

What about the dresscode?

Dresscode: Sleeveless clothing and shorts over the knee for men are prohibited. For women, skirts below the knee are required in order to enter the monasteries.

Due to the current COVID situation, the Monasteries will no longer be providing skirts and shawls. Appropriate clothing for everyone is required to enter the monasteries. Sleeveless clothing and shorts over the knee for men are prohibited and you‘ll be denied access if dressed that way. For ladies skirts below the knee are also required.
 

Train timings?

  • Departure time from Thessaloniki : 08.18 – Arrival time in Kalabaka: 11.30. You will switch trains at Paleofarsalos station.
  • Departure time from Kalabaka: 17.15 – Arrival time in Thessaloniki: 20.31. You will switch trains at Paleofarsalos station.

Is there a possibility to change the returning city to Athens?

Possibility to change returning city to Athens instead of Thessaloniki, by leaving a comment in your reservation