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From Athens: Full-Day Rail Tour to Meteora w/ Hermit Caves

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See all 6 monasteries of Meteora, with visits to the inside of 3 active monasteries. Explore the hidden Hermit Caves and learn about the area's rich history through the eyes of the locals.

Highlights

  • Admire panoramic breathtaking views of a unique landscape
  • See all 6 monasteries and visit inside 3 active monasteries
  • Enjoy the tour with a first-class train ticket option and luxury bus
  • Discover the hidden hermit cave and avoid the crowds

Description

Travel by train through the countryside on a day trip from Athens to the Meteora monasteries and Hermit caves, with the option to upgrade to first-class tickets. Take a scenic drive from Kalambaka and visit 3 of the monasteries atop their rock pinnacles along with the caves of Badovas with a guide. Catch the train to Kalambaka in the morning from the Athens railway station and enjoy a trip that will give you the chance to admire the beauty of the countryside. Arrive in Kalambaka by noon, a small town built at the foot of the majestic grey rocks, and crowded by the Meteora monasteries. Meet your driver and board a VIP Mercedes minibus to transfer to the UNESCO-listed clifftop monasteries of Meteora. Travel through a landscape of green valleys until you reach the rock formations. Visit 3 active monasteries over the next 5 hours (entrance fees not included). Next, discover the caves of Badovas, where the last of the hermit monks of Meteora lived more than 2 centuries ago. Stop for frame-worthy photos at each site, learn the stories and legends, and enjoy great views from the most panoramic spots. At the end of the day, be driven back to Kalambaka. Enjoy an hour of free time to walk in the town’s center or to have a light lunch (at your expense) before hopping on the return train to Athens.

Includes

Round-trip train tickets from Athens to Kalambaka Tour guide Tour of Meteora by Mercedes luxury bus Visit 3 monasteries Visit to the hermit caves of Badovas Bottle of water Wi-Fi onboard the bus Free time in Kalambaka town First-class train ticket (if option selected)

Important Information

  • To enter the monasteries, women must wear long skirts and long-sleeved clothing or T-shirts. Shorts or pants are not allowed. Both men and women must cover their knees and shoulders. You may risk being refused entry if you fail to comply with these dress requirements
  • You will board the train from Athens on your own, using the tickets sent to you via email, 1 week before your trip date. Your guide will meet you at Kalambaka train station

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Cancel up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund

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