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More than 2 days from Thessaloniki by train (with overnight stay)




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For those of you who one day is not enough to explore this unique place, our office offers a 3-day package with 2 nights in the city of Kalambaka. The excursion starts from the new Thessaloniki Railway Station where the train departs at 08.18 in the morning. You should be there at least half an hour earlier to complete the boarding process. The route passes by the roots of the mythical Mount Olympus, home of the Twelve Gods of Ancient Greece and takes you to the station of Paleopharsalos, an area from which the Myrmidons originate, the formidable ancient warriors who, under the leadership of Achilles, played an important role role in the outcome of the Trojan War. At Paleofarsalos station you will disembark and change trains, then board the train heading to Kalambaka. You will arrive there at 11.30 in the afternoon where our partner will be waiting for you at the station who will take you to your hotel. At 16.15 our partners will pick you up from your hotel so you can start with Breathtaking Meteora sunset, an amazing sightseeing experience. After your tour is over and around 20.30 in the afternoon we will drive you to your hotel. For the next day, refer to our page and choose one of 4-hour excursion to the Monasteries and Hiking in Meteora. On day 3 you will be free to spend time exploring the town of Kalambaka until 16.45 where we will meet to drive you to Kalambaka Railway Station to catch your return train.

For additional days of stay please contact our office.

Due to the current situation of the COVID-19 virus worldwide, the monastic community and the Monasteries of Meteora have decided to stop providing items of clothing (skirts, shawls-scarves) to the visitors of the Holy Monasteries. Therefore, all visitors are required to wear appropriate clothing upon entering the Monasteries. Men are prohibited from wearing short shorts and bermuda shorts, as well as sleeveless t-shirts. Women are prohibited from wearing skirts above the knee. The above clothing will make entry into the Monasteries prohibited.

  • In case of rain:
    This tour is not affected by rain. It stops only in extreme weather conditions such as heavy snowfall and in this case our office gives you the option to either choose another tour that is not affected by the weather, or to carry out the specific activity on another day, or to be refunded the amount of the reservation back.
  • Last minute bookings:
    We recommend that you make the reservation for the tour you are interested in at least a week in advance so that you have a better chance of finding empty seats. Last minute bookings are possible but you should keep in mind that there may not be any seats available.
  • Which monasteries do we visit?
    Choosing this tour you will see all 6 monasteries while visiting the interior of three. Usually we visit the monastery of Megalo Meteoros, Varlaam and Saint Stefanos but this changes due to the opening hours of the monasteries.
  • Pickup services
    Our office undertakes to pick you up and return you to your place from anywhere in Kalambaka or Kastraki (from hotels only). In case you live outside the city, for example in Trikala, then you should come from our office at the scheduled time to participate in the tour you have chosen.
  • If I'm staying at an Airbnb, where can they pick me up?
    We can pick you up from the Airbnb you are staying at. In this case, please contact us or include your phone number in your details so we can contact you.
  • Can I bring my luggage in your mini bus?
    Of course you can!
  • Is there a dress code for entering a monastery?
    Entering the monasteries requires a certain dress code. For women, it is forbidden to wear skirts above the knee, trousers, shorts, as well as sleeveless tops. For men, sleeveless tops and shorts above the knee are prohibited.
  • How many stairs does each monastery have?
    The Holy Monastery of Agios Stefanos is connected by an accessible bridge, making it the most easily accessible monastery. The Holy Monastery of Rousanos, the Holy Monastery of Varlaam and the Holy Monastery of Agios Nikolaos of Anapaus have approximately 140 steps. Finally, the Holy Monastery of the Holy Trinity and the Great Meteoron are the most difficult to reach monasteries, since their steps exceed 300.
  • How much is the entrance ticket to the monasteries?
    All monasteries have an entrance fee of €3, per person. Children up to 12 years old do not pay a ticket to the monasteries. The monasteries have no entrance.

The tour includes

  • Pickup from your place and your return there. Pickup and drop off at the train station.

  • Return ticket in economy class. For first class tickets upon consultation and at extra cost.

  • Your stay in a 3-star hotel with breakfast. There is also the option of 4-star accommodation upon consultation and at an extra cost.

  • Choice of tour package for day 2.

  • Our English speaking partner. Guided tours in other languages are available at an extra cost (France, Germany, Italian, Spanish, Russian)upon request.

  • Free bottle of water is provided free of charge during the tour.

  • Free wi-fi on the mini-bus.

  • All taxes and services are included in the price.

  • Is not included:

  • Transfer from and to your hotel in Thessaloniki

  • Entrance to the monasteries costs €3

  • Entrance to the Byzantine church costs €2

  • Certified guide for a guided tour inside the monasteries (provided at extra cost)

  • Gratuities (optional)

  • Travel security.

  • Meals during your stay.

Cancellation policy

  • Free cancellation when made at least 48 hours before the start of the tour.

  • Unused tickets are considered as generated.

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