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Athens: Meteora Independent Train Trip and Monastery Tour

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A full-day tour in which you will catch the train from Athens to discover the fabulous Meteora. You will travel through the countryside, seeing the biodiversity and the enormous ecological value of Greek nature.

Highlights

  • Experience a scenic train ride from Athens
  • Visit all six monasteries in one day
  • Explore the interiors of 3 of the monasteries
  • Hear about the culture, history, and influence of the area
  • Enjoy amazing photo stops and some of the best views

Description

Discover the beauty and history of Meteora on a day trip from Athens. Take in stunning views of the Greek countryside on the comfortable train ride to the town of Kalambaka. Travel with a guide on a van or bus and stop to capture pictures at six historic monasteries. Begin from Stathmos Larissis, the fabulous central railway station of Athens where you will depart to Kalambaka. Throughout your train journey, indulge in the unique scenic routes the Greek countryside provides. Upon arrival, meet your guide who will be holding a signboard with your name on it. Walk with your guide to the Meteora Monasteries where you can admire the fantastic Christian architecture. Discover the over 700 years of history and influence of the monasteries. After the tour ends you will be transferred to Kalabaka's city center where you will have over an hour to spend under the shadow of giant rocks, having lunch or a coffee. You will get all the necessary information on how to get to the train station, which is around 5 minutes walk from the city center. You must be at the train station no later than 6:10 PM in order to catch the train back to Athens.

Includes

Transportation by mini-bus Round-trip train ticket from Athens-Kalambaka Local tour guide Bottle of water Wifi on board Photo stops in Meteora

Important Information

  • Due to the monasteries' strict dress code, men must wear trousers and a t-shirt or shirt with sleeves and women must wear a long skirt
  • At the monasteries, there are usually trousers and skirts provided
  • Babies up to 3 years old are free to join if they can share the seat with their parent
  • The guide will not escort you into the monasteries
  • Food and drinks will not be provided

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Cancel up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund

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