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Full-Day Meteora Tour from Thessaloniki by Train

From US$121.52
  • Train tour to Meteora from Thessaloniki
  • Visit two clifftop monasteries at the UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Take in sweeping panoramic views of cliffs and valleys
Full-Day Meteora Tour from Thessaloniki by Train
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Full-Day Meteora Tour from Thessaloniki by Train
Experience the dramatic clifftop views and inspiring solitude of Meteora on this full-day train trip from Thessaloniki. Ride the rails through the countryside to the town of Kalambaka, where a driver whisks you away in a Mercedes van to the UNESCO World Heritage Site. Visit two ancient monasteries built at astonishing heights up in the cliffs, and learn the legends behind these sacred places from your guide.
What to Expect
The full-day adventure begins at the Thessaloniki railway station, where you'll catch the midmorning train with provided tickets. Relax and enjoy the beautiful scenery of the Grecian countryside on the 3-hour journey, stopping to switch trains at Paleofarsalos station. After arrival at Kalambaka, the closest town to Meteora, you’ll be greeted by an English-speaking driver at the station and transported to the monasteries in a comfortable Mercedes Sprinter van.

Visit two of Meteora’s captivating, UNESCO-listed monasteries, built directly into the cliff face at dizzying heights by monks in search of solitude and safety. Learn the history and legends behind these sky-high sanctuaries as your them with your guide, spending about 45 minutes at each site (entrance fees not included). Admire the exteriors of other neighboring monasteries, and be sure to keep your camera handy while traveling through dramatic landscape of ancient stone jutting out of a lush valley.

Enjoy a casual take-away lunch of gyro sandwiches before saying goodbye to your driver and guide at the Kalambaka train station in the late afternoon. Retrace the route back to Thessaloniki, where you will arrive at the station around 9:40pm.
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1 - 5 of 6 reviews

Reviewed 25 May 2018
Top notch tour company and guides

All aspects of this tour were top-notch. Email communication before the trip was prompt and clear. The tour buses are Mercedes mini buses and are very new, clean and roomy . All the guides are friendly and very helpful. The restaurants for the dinners that...More

2  Thank Elmond D
Reviewed 13 April 2018
definitely must see

great guides we learned a great deal about history and monastries while taking pleasure of fascinating views

2  Thank Melis K
Reviewed 15 February 2018 via mobile

We 've juste Come back from Meteora and it was just awesome! The beauty of the landscapes, the monasteries, the organisation of the tour: all was perfect ! The guide was great, tells all he Can about the site with passion and humor ! It...More

1  Thank sour2018
Reviewed 4 December 2017

The return trip by train to Kalambaka and overnight hotel stay at Theatro Odysseon were arranged by Visit Meteora. Jim, the tour guide, met us at the train station in Kalambaka and we immediately set off for the sunset tour. Jim is a well educated,...More

Thank DWolf1
Reviewed 3 December 2017
Great guide and tour in Meteora, but logistics lacking!!

This one day train trip from Thessaloniki to Meteora and back with guide was just what we were looking for. The tour of the Meteora monasteries and ancient church in the area with the excellent guide Vangalis(?) was great. However, the logistics which the Viator...More

1  Thank tutili
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