Thessaloniki: Full-Day Meteora Rail Tour with Optional Lunch

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Discover one of the most spectacular Unesco sites on a full-day train trip to Meteora from Thessaloniki. Explore ancient monasteries, enjoy panoramic views and learn about Meteora's history and myths.

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Highlights

  • Discover the beauty of the countryside on a scenic train/bus ride to Meteora
  • Skip the line with pre-arranged round-trip train/bus e-tickets
  • See all six monasteries and admire the interior of three of them
  • Learn the history and legends of the area directly from a local
  • Experience panoramic views and capture memorable photos

Description

Important Notice: The Thessaloniki to Meteora train route is currently undergoing essential infrastructure updates and maintenance. Consequently, there have been adjustments to the timetable, resulting in an approximate 2-hour waiting time in each direction. Additionally, part of the route will be covered by bus. Recognizing that this change will impact your overall experience, we offer a major discount on all bookings until maintenance is completed. Discover the wonders of Meteora on this extraordinary full-day trip from Thessaloniki. Enjoy a scenic train/bus ride to Kalabaka with included round-trip tickets and taste local flavors during an optional lunch at a local restaurant. Make your way to Thessaloniki’s railway station and catch the 07:04 train to Kalambaka using the e-tickets that you will receive via email. Embark on a scenic train ride through the Greek countryside and admire the beautiful landscapes. At approximately 09:07, the train will make a stop at Paleofarsalos, where you should exit in order to catch the connecting bus that will continue the trip to Kalambaka departing at 11:00. While waiting for the bus departure, feel free to grab some snacks, enjoy a coffee from the train station’s kiosk, or indulge in a good book to pass the time. At 12:45 arrive at Kalambaka’s train station, where your tour guide will be waiting for you, holding a signboard with your name. Board our minibus and begin your unforgettable journey to this true wonder called Meteora. During the guided tour, see all six of Meteora's monasteries and admire the interior of three of them. View some of Meteora’s most spectacular hidden gems like the ancient Chapel of Doupiani and the magnificent St. George Madilas cave. Also discover the “other side” of Meteora as you explore. Learn the truth about why the hermits settled in these imposing caves a thousand years ago and how the monks achieved the impossible. As the trip comes to a close, enjoy the breathtaking panoramic views and capture some amazing photos that you will cherish forever. Afterwards, get transferred back to Kalabaka’s train station or at a nearby local restaurant if the optional lunch is selected. Enjoy approximately an hour of free time to have lunch or explore Kalabaka on foot before catching the 17:20 bus back to Thessaloniki. At approximately 19:05, the bus will make a stop at Paleofarsalos, where you should exit in order to catch the connecting train that will continue the trip to Thessaloniki departing at 20:46. Arrive back in Thessaloniki at 22:51.

Includes

Roundtrip train/bus tickets from Thessaloniki to Kalabaka Meteora minibus sightseeing tour Visits to all 6 of the monasteries (with enough time to see the interior of 3) Pickup and drop-off at Kalabaka’s train station Local tour guide Bottle of water Free time in the town of Kalabaka

Important Information

  • Important Notice: The Thessaloniki to Meteora train route is currently undergoing essential infrastructure updates and maintenance. Consequently, there have been adjustments to the timetable, resulting in an approximate 2-hour waiting time in each direction. Additionally, part of the route will be covered by bus. Recognizing that this change may impact your overall experience, we offer a major discount on all bookings until maintenance is completed.
  • Your train/bus e-tickets will be sent to you via email approximately 24 hours before your travel date.
  • It is highly recommended to have some light snacks with you so you can enjoy them during the train/bus ride
  • The monasteries of Meteora impose a dress code to enter. Men must wear long trousers, and women must wear long skirts and cover their shoulders.
  • A long scarf wrapped around the waist is also sufficient for women to enter the monasteries)
  • The monasteries of Meteora only accept cash for the entrance fees

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