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Rail Tour To Meteora From Athens

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Activity Schedule

  • When does it run?

    Daily: 01 Apr - 31 Oct
    Wednesday: 01 Nov - 31 Mar

  • Duration

    2 days

  • Start time

    8:20am

  • Meeting Point

    Make your way to Larissis rail station

  • Ending Point

    Same as the start point

Key Highlights

  • Two days tour to the UNESCO-listed Meteora monasteries
  • Half-board hotel accommodation based on your choice to suit your budget
  • Stroll around the beautiful town of Kalambaka
  • Countless panoramic images along the train ride
  • Impressive views of the majestic Meteora grey rocks
  • Flexibility to customize your itinerary to your own preferences

Overview

Travel in Greece on board this comfortable and spacious rail tour over two days from Athens to Meteora and discover the history of the Byzantine Monasteries listed as UNESCO World Heritage monuments. Countless panoramic images will remain etched in your memory with the opportunity for video and photos along the train ride.

Day 1: Catch the train to Kalambaka of 08:20 a.m. from the Athens Railway Station and enjoy a trip that will give you the chance to admire the beauty of the Peloponnesian countryside. Arriving in Kalambaka, your English speaking driver will transfer you to your hotel and you will have the whole afternoon to discover this picturesque small town built at the foot of the majestic grey rocks and crowded by the Meteora Monasteries. Take this opportunity to visit the Natural History Museum of Meteora & Mushroom Museum or enjoy an optional sunset tour to Meteora and admire breathtaking views.

Day 2: Next morning and after your breakfast, your guide will meet you in the hotel lobby to visit two main monasteries of Meteora and delve yourself into the natural beauty and the cultural heritage of this area. This guided tour will take you back in the dark ages and the story of the first hermits and monks who laid the foundations of what later on became the monastic community of Meteora. After the end, enjoy comfortable transfers back to Kalambaka, where you may choose to partake in lunch (own expense). By evening the train departs from Kalambaka, and arrives back to Athens.

Know Your Guide:

In 1963, a number of leading Greek travel agents have decided to join forces and create a sightseeing operator with the purpose of organizing quality sightseeing tours and cruises, on a daily or weekly basis. Over the years it has been organizing excursions for hundreds of Greek and foreign tour operators. Today, Key Tours is still owned by some of its founders that include major Greek travel agencies. Also, since its foundation in the 1960s, it has been an Exclusive Supplier of sightseeing tours and excursions to American Express International and Carlson Wagonlit Travel.It serves annually over 60.000 visitors to Greece, by organizing 20 scheduled excursions and numerous other tours on a private/tailor-made basis. Key Tours distributed its tours via 500 contracted agents and approx. 100 hotel front desks.

Inclusions

  • Hotel accommodation
  • Breakfast & Dinner in the hotel
  • Local expert guide on the half day tour
  • Hotel pick up/drop off service for half day tour
  • Round-trip transfers in Kalambaka
  • Roundtrip rail tickets

Exclusions

  • Hotel accommodation tax
  • Entrance fees of the Monasteries
  • Hotel pick up/drop-off in Athens
  • Lunch, drinks & beverages

Please note

The confirmation voucher includes the local activity operator’s contact details. They’re a nice bunch, and will happily answer any logistical questions you may have. Pick up times are approximate. Please give them a call at least 24 hours before your organised activity to reconfirm.

Voucher Information: No need to print! You can show your voucher on your smartphone or other device.

Please remember to carry your photo ID card.

Entrance to the monasteries: Appropriate clothing is required. Ladies should not wear short skirts and must have long sleeves. Men are not allowed to wear shorts.

Hotel accommodation: A class (4*): Divani Meteora or similar.

Hotel accommodation: T class (3*): Orfeas hotel or similar

4 star Hotel accommodation tax: Paid directly in hotels- 3 Euro per room/per night

3 star Hotel accommodation tax: Paid directly in hotels- 1.5 Euro per room/per night

Departure: The train for Kalambaka departs from the Athens rail station. You need to go at the Larissis rail station on your own at 8am having your printed train tickets with you.

Few days before the activity, you will receive an e-mail with the e-tickets.

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