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Meteora Day Trip by Train from Athens

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    Stop At: Meteora, Kastraki, Kalambaka 422 00 Greece

    Catch the train of 7:20 am 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 around 11:30 am in Kalambaka, a small town built at the foot of the majestic grey rocks, and crowded by the Meteora Monasteries. Arriving in Kalambaka, our English speaking driver will be waiting you holding a signboard with your name on it and will transfer you to the Meteora Monasteries. For about 4 hours you will have the time to explore two Monasteries as well as the hermit caves of Badovas. Meteora is included on the UNESCO world heritage monument list. The monasteries are perched on top of towers of sandstone, which for centuries provided totally inaccessible retreats for the monks. The most visited Monastery is the Holy Monastery of Great Meteoron, which is the largest of the monasteries located at Metéora. It was erected in the mid-14th century and was the subject of restoration and embellishment projects in 1483 and 1552. The building serves as the main museum for tourists. The Katholikon (main church), consecrated in honour of the Transfiguration of Jesus was erected in the middle of 14th century and 1387/88 and decorated in 1483 and 1552. At the end of the day, our driver will transfer you back to Kalambaka, where you will have the time to scroll around and have a light lunch (not included). At 5:15 p.m. the train departs from Kalambaka, and arrives at 9:25 p.m back to Athens.

    Duration: 4 hours
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    Departure Point
    Athens 104 44, Greece
    Departure Time
    7:00 AM
    Duration
    14h
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    Inclusions
    • Round-trip shared transfers in Kalambaka
    • Roundtrip rail tickets
    • Expert English speaking driver
    • Local taxes
    Exclusions
    • Hotel pick-up and drop-off service in Athens
    • Food and drinks
    • Gratuities (optional)
    • Entrance fees of the Monasteries
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Infants (ages 3 and under) are free
    • To enter the monasteries, appropriate clothing is required. Women should not wear short skirts and must have long sleeves. Men are not allowed to wear shorts.
    • You will receive an e-mail with the train e-tickets a few days before the activity
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Infants must sit on laps
    • Most travelers can participate
    Cancellation Policy
    If you cancel at least 4 days in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee. If you cancel within 3 days of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
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    It was a long day starting early but so worth it. The Monasteries were amazing. Lots of walking and steps. Quaint town that we had choices to eat at. Highly recommend if you can handle the walking
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    Response from mariannapap4, Marketing Department at Meteora Day Trip by Train from Athens
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    Dear Guest, Thank you so much for your time to leave us your lovely review. Needless to say that we are pleased about meeting your expectations during your Meteora Day Trip by Train from Athens Hope to see you soon in one of our future tours. Kindest Regards, Marianna Papakosta
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    The views were absolutely breathtaking! Maria definitely knows her history, she was also funny and very friendly. We enjoyed our time thoroughly! The train ride was long but worth the travel time!
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    Response from mariannapap4, Marketing Department at Meteora Day Trip by Train from Athens
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    Dear Guest, Thank you so much for your precious time to leave us your feedback about our Meteora Day Trip by Train from Athens. We are happy to hear that you found your recent tour with us well organized and very interesting despite the long train ride. As regards your fabulous comments about Maria, we could not agree more with you that she is fantastic, very informative, friendly, and very knowledgeable. We will transfer to her your comments the soonest as possible. Hope to see you soon in one of our future tours. Kindest Regards, Marianna Papakosta
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    Actually it took a long time to go to Meteora from Athens, but you should go there. If possible, I recommend that you had better stay a few days in Meteora.
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    Response from mariannapap4, Marketing Department at Meteora Day Trip by Train from Athens
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    Dear Guest, Thank you so much for your feedback about Key Tours' Meteora Day Trip by Train from Athens. We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your tour and we hope to see you soon in one of our future experiences. Always at your disposal, Marianna Papakosta
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    Was hesitant about booking such a long day trip (14 hours!). Was glad we did it our first full day in Athens. It was definitely one of the highlights of our entire trip to Greece. Would recommend upgrading to first class train tickets, you will be tired on the trip back to
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    Response from mariannapap4, Marketing Department at Meteora Day Trip by Train from Athens
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    Dear Guest, Thank you very much for your review. Needless to say that we are pleased about meeting your expectations during your Meteora Day Trip by Train from Athens. As for our guides, we always make an effort to cooperate with the best guides the market has to offer since we fully understand their vital role in your overall experience. Hope to see you soon in one of our future tours. Kindest Regards, Marianna Papakosta
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    It is a long day with the train ride to and from Athens but well worth it. The scenery is incredible Our guide was Maria and she was fantastic
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    Response from mariannapap4, Marketing Department at Meteora Day Trip by Train from Athens
    Responded 6 days ago
    Dear guest, Thank you so much for your precious time to leave us your review of our Meteora Day Trip by Train from Athens. We are happy to hear that our tour met your expectations and you found it very interesting. As regards your lovely comments about Maria, we could not agree more with you that she is fantastic, very informative, friendly, and very knowledgeable. We will transfer to her your comments the soonest as possible. Hope to see you soon in one of our future tours. Kindest Regards, Key Tours
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