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1 day from Thessaloniki by train 


12 hours


small group

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Pickup from Kalambaka train station


The starting point of your journey is the Thessaloniki railway station and you can reach it with the directions we provide here. The train departs at 08.18 in the morning and on its route you will be surprised by the uniqueness of the landscapes and by the alternation of mountain and sea. 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 Palaiofarsalos, an area from which the Myrmidons originate, the formidable ancient warriors who, under the leadership of Achilles, played important 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 to pick you up and start the tour.

During the tour you will visit six monasteries and see 3 of them inside. Around 16.00 in the afternoon we will return you to the city center where you will have free time to browse in the shadow of the rocks. Kalambakas train station is not more than 5 minutes walk from where we will drop you off and after we give you instructions how to reach it you should be there no later than 17.00 so that you can board the return train.. At the station In Palaiofarsalou you will follow the same procedure as when you arrived, i.e. changing trains.

  • 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

  • Return ticket for the Athens-Kalambaka route. A first class ticket is provided upon consultation and at an extra cost.

  • Stop for photos at imposing spots of Meteora.

  • See all 6 monasteries and visit the interior of one.

  • 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.

  • It does not include:

  • Transfer from and to your hotel in Athens

  • Entrance to the monasteries costs €3

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

  • Gratuities (optional)

  •  Meals.

  • Travel security.

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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