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Overview

Highlights

  • Journey into the history of Greece with a day tour from Athens to the UNESCO World Heritage site of Meteora
  • Enjoy roundtrip transport, a 5-hour guided tour in a VIP minibus, and access to one, two or three monasteries
  • Learn the mind-blowing story of how these monasteries were built, and capture some of Europe's most unique views

Description

Constructed by ancient monks, the monasteries at the top of Meteora look out over some of the most spellbinding scenery anywhere in Greece. Quite how these monks managed to build these immense structures at the top of sheer rock formations is one of history's great stories.

On this adventure from Athens, you'll learn all about that story. With roundtrip train tickets, a 5-hour guided tour, and entry to one, two or three monasteries included in this ticket, you can sit back and let the wonder wash over you.

Discover the history of this spectacular UNESCO World Heritage site, and start by taking a train from Athens. You'll be picked up at Kalabaka and whisked into the mountains in a VIP minibus with an expert local tour guide.

Visit one, two or three of the monasteries, depending on your preference, and savor sweeping panoramic views while being told tales of spirituality and conquest.

You'll have plenty to think about on the train back to Athens!

Ticket

What's included

Train tickets from Athens to Kalabaka and back (second class)
Pick-up at Kalabaka Train Station & 5-hour tour of Meteora in a VIP minibus
Entrance to 1, 2 or 3 monasteries, depending on your selection
Panoramic view of all 6 monasteries
Local, English or Spanish-speaking guide
Free Wi-Fi on the bus
Map of Meteora

What's not included

Guided tour inside the Holy Monasteries
Transport between the hotel and the train station
Gratuities (optional)
Food & drinks
Additional info

Closures - April-October:

  • Holy Monastery of Great Meteoron: Closed on Tuesday
  • Holy Monastery of Varlaam: Friday
  • Holy Monastery of Rousanou: Wednesday
  • Holy Monastery of St. Nicholas Anapausas: Friday
  • Holy Monastery of St. Stephen: Monday
  • Holy Monastery of Holy Trinity: Thursday

Closures - November-March:

  • Holy Monastery of Great Meteoron: Closed on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday
  • Holy Monastery of Varlaam: Thursday, Friday
  • Holy Monastery of Rousanou: Wednesday
  • Holy Monastery of St. Nicholas Anapausas: Friday
  • Holy Monastery of St. Stephen: Monday
  • Holy Monastery of Holy Trinity: Thursday

Amendment policy

  • Changes may be possible for this ticket

Instructions

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Starting point
Athens Train Station, 104 44, Athens
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Meteora
422 00, Kalabaka
  • You will be sent your train tickets after booking via email in a pdf
  • At Athens Train Station (Larissa Station), take the 07:20 train to Kalabaka (Kalambaka). Make sure to board the train at least 15 minutes before departure!
  • It is not necessary to print the train tickets; simply show them on your smartphone
  • Arrival in Kalabaka at approximately 11:30
  • Outside Kalabaka Train Station, look for the purple minibus and your guide holding a signboard with your name, and show your smartphone voucher to the guide
  • After the tour, you will be transferred back to Kalabaka Train Station. The train departs at 17:15 and will reach Athens at approximately 21:30

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