Category Archive : Meteora by train

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Description

The 2 Days package to Meteora by train is organized daily.
This is your chance to explore the unique natural phenomenon in central Greece. METEORA are listed as UNESCO monuments.
It’s a rocky forest with huge Byzantine Monasteries, built for protection at the top of the rocks.
The tour includes the train tickets, 1 night stay, Sunset, Morning, or Hiking Tour!

Meteora is a natural landmark nowhere to be found around the world. The imposing vertical rocks standing as pillars reaching the sky, host on their plateaus ancient monasteries with a vast cultural significance for the whole Christianity.

Join a 3.30 hrs tour of Meteora, see all 6 monasteries of the monastic community and visit 2 of them to experience the life of the monks and nuns.

You deposit 40.00 € to help us buy your train tickets and you collect tickets and vouchers in Athens.

Tour itinerary

Travelling by train is the most comfortable and efficient way to travel. It’s a smooth and scenic ride through the fertile plain of Thessaly.

Day 1:
* Be at the Railway Station of Athens (Larissa station) before 07:00
Board the train to Kalambaka that departs at 07:20.
You arrive in kalambaka at +/- 11:30 and an unforgetable experience starts. Enjoy the trip.
* 11:30 – Upon arrival in Kalambaka meet our driver and go to the hotel. Check in and have lunch in a nearby restaurant.
* Return to the hotel and 16:00 be ready in the lobby of the hotel for the “afternoon sunset tour”. (CLICK and read details of the tour).
(The pick up time for the “sunset tour” varies, following the time that the sun sets).
* Return to Kalambaka afterthe sunset, have dinner and spend the night in the hotel KOSTA FAMISSI.

Second day.

* 08.00 – Have an early breakfast, take a walk, enjoy the local fauna & flora and at 09.00 you are picked up for the morning tour of Meteora. You drive up the rocks, stop in a couple of openings for beautiful photos, visit at least 2 monasteries that are open on the day that you visit the area, and
* 13.30 – drive to Kalampaka. Have lunch, and, return to the hotel to take your luggage and walk 400 m. to the train station.
* 17.15 – Board the train and at 17:32 depart for Athens. Arrival at Larissa Rail station at 21:30.

On day 2 you may take the hiking tour to the Meteora rocks instead of the morning tour. This decision is yours.

Prices

The price is:
110.00 € p.p. in triple room with breakfast
115.00 € p.p. in double room with breakfast,
134.00 € in single room room with breakfast
AND INCLUDES:

  • Train ticket (B class),
  • accommodation with breakfast in hotel Kosta Famissi,
  • the arrival transfer from the train station to the hotel,
  • the 3.30 hours afternoon “Sunset” tour, and
  • on the second day,either the 4 hours morning tour or, the hiking tour, organized by our local partner.
  • NOT INCLUDED:

  • 3.00 € p.p., the entrance fee to every monastery, and
  • Your meals and drinks in the train & in Kalampaka.
  • The 1.50 € per room, per night “city tax”
  • Extra night in single = 38.00 euro, in double = 24.00 euro, in triple = 20.00 euro,
    Extra for upgrading your train ticket from B class to A class = 12.00 euro per person,

    To secure your booking, read the terms and conditions and deposit 40.00 euro per person

    CLICK and see all the options to visit Meteora, guided tours and independent trips.

    Sunset/Morning/Hiking-local tours

    SEE ALL THE TOURS AND OPTIONS to visit Meteora in guided tours or independent train trips.

    Description

    The 2 Days package to Meteora by train is your chance to discover the unique phenomenon.
    The rocky forest with the Monasteries, built for protection at the top of the rocks, are UNESCO monuments.
    The tour includes train tickets and 1 night stay with breakfast in the 3 * hotel Kosta Famissi.
    You can add to it the local tours organized by our local partner, at special prices.
    Select between the Sunset Tour, the morning tour or the Hiking Tour!
    On the arrival day, you can explore Kalampaka. Don’t miss the 9th c church 15 min. walk from the hotel.

    The Byzantine CHURCH ASSUMPTION OF MOTHER MARY
    An important monument in Kalambaka is the church of Assumption, Basilica style.
    It is located at the base of the Meteora rocks in the old city of Kalambaka.
    The unique feature of the church is the large pulpit found in the middle of the church.

    The CAVE OF THEOPETRA.
    The Prehistorical Cave of Theopetra is located 5km from Kalambaka.
    The 23.000 years old site is one of the most interesting Archaeological sites in the area.
    It is of world-wide interest due to the unique findings for two changes in human prehistory:
    – the replacement of Neaderdal from the contempory human, and
    – the transition of the human hunter in the agricultural revolution.
    Near the cave you can find the Documentation center of Theopetra cave.

    TO SECURE A BOOKING You deposit 40.00 € to help us buy your train tickets.
    You collect tickets and vouchers, any day before your departure for Kalambaka.

    Tour itinerary

    Day 1: Travel by train to Kalampaka, and visit Meteora in the afternoon.
    * Be at LARISA railway station 07:50.
    * 08:20 – The train departs from Athens straight to Kalampaka.
    * 13:40 – Arrive in Kalambaka and check in the hotel KOSTA FAMISSI.
    * 14:30 – Optional “sunset tour”of the Meteora (25.00 euro p.p.)
    * 18:00 – Return to Kalampaka. Evening free.

    Day 2: A day to explore Meteora.
    * 09:00 – Take the bus or our taxi from Kalambaka and visit the highest monastery.
    * 13:00 – After you finish your visit, walk on the paved paths, or, take the bus back.
    Explore the old town of Kalampaka. Visit the church of the dormition of Mother Mary.
    Find a restaurant for lunch. Return to the hotel, take your luggage and
    walk to the train station.
    * 17.20 – Board the train and depart for Athens at 17:30. Arrival +/- 22.40.

    To secure your booking, please, deposit 40.00 € p.p. in …. (more…)