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From Athens: Two-Day Rail Tour to Meteora

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Take this two-day rail tour to Meteora and discover the fascinating history of the region's Byzantine monasteries, listed as UNESCO World Heritage sites.

Highlights

  • Admire the world-famous monasteries of Meteora
  • Enjoy a unique rail trip through beautiful countryside
  • Discover the natural beauty and cultural heritage of the region

Description

Your tour begins on the 7:20 AM train from Athens to Kalambaka. Enjoy views of the beautiful Greek countryside from the window, until you arrive in Kalambaka around 11:30 PM. Your English-speaking driver will be waiting for you with a sign, and you will be transferred to your hotel. Spend the afternoon exploring this picturesque small town. Some options include the Natural History Museum of Meteora. Next morning, your guide will meet you in the lobby to visit the three main monasteries of the region, where you will discover the natural beauty and cultural heritage of the area. Learn the stories of the first hermits and monks here, who back in the medieval era laid the foundations of what would become a thriving monastic community. After the morning tour, you will be transferred back to Kalambaka. You will have time to grab some lunch before the 5:15 PM train back to Athens, arriving at 9:25 PM.

Includes

Overnight accommodation in 3 or 4-star hotel (based on your choice) Breakfast and dinner in the hotel Local guide for the morning tour in Meteora Hotel pick-up and drop off for the morning tour in Meteora Round-trip rail tickets
Entrance fees to monasteries Lunch Drinks Gratuities (optional) Hotel pick-up and drop off in Athens Hotel tax

Important Information

  • Please note that as of January 1 2018, a hotel accommodation tax will be applied. The tax will be paid directly to the hotel and the cost is as follows: 5 star hotels - €4 per room/per night, 4 star hotels - €3 per room/per night, 3 star hotels - €1.50 per room/per night

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