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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.

First day:
* Be at the Railway Station of Athens (Larissis station) at 06:50 and get on the train that departs for Kalambaka at 07:20 am.
Arrive in Kalambaka at +/- 11:30 and an unforgettable experience starts. Enjoy every minute of it.
* 11:30 – Upon arrival in Kalambaka meet our driver outside the train station. Transfer to the hotel. Check in and have lunch in a nearby restaurant.
* Return to the hotel and at 15:30 be ready in the lobby of the hotel for the “afternoon sunset tour”. (READ details of the tour).
(The pickup time for the “sunset tour” varies, following the time the sun sets).
* Return to Kalambaka after the 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
* 13.00 – Return to Kalambaka. Have lunch, pick up your luggage from the hotel and walk 600 m. to the train station.
* 17.00 – Board the train and depart for Athens. Arrive at Larissa Rail station at 21:30.

On day 2 you may choose to take the hiking tour to Meteora instead of the morning tour. The decision is yours.
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PRICE per person with breakfast: 159 € in single room, 140 € in double room, 135 € in triple room. Child pays 80% of adult fare.
The prices above, include the two local tours. You don’t pay extra for them.

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INCLUDED: (You travel on your own, not as a group)

  • B class train ticket from Athens to Kalambaka with return,
  • accommodation with breakfast in the 3* hotel Kosta Famissi,
  • the arrival transfer from the Kadambaka train station to the hotel
  • the afternoon “Sunset” tour with English-speaking tour leader, and
  • the 2nd day, the morning or, the hiking tour organized by our local partner.

NOT INCLUDED:

  • Transfer to/from the railway station in Athens
  • 3.00 € p.p., the entrance fee to every monastery
  • Your meals and drinks in the train & in Kalambaka, and
  • The 1.50 € per room, per night “city tax”

EXTRA night in single room = 42 €, in double = 26 € pp, in triple = 22 € pp,
Upgrading the train ticket to A class = 15 € extra p.p.

Bed & breakfast vs half-board. Originally the residents of Kalambaka were farmers and shepherds. Their food was products from the sheep and goats. Next door to the hotel KOSTA FAMISSI there is a couple of tavernas. Try the “lamb on the spit”, the “exohiko”, the “splinantero”, the “kokoretsi”, and homemade fresh salads from their backyards. Ask them whether they have “mageiritsa = (tripe + herbs soup, usually prepared during Easter). Choose the bed + Breakfast option and taste the local delicacies, served in the local tavernas.

To make and secure your booking, read the terms and conditions and deposit 50 € per person
The balance may be paid upon your arrival in Athens when you receive tickets and vouchers, or
if it is settled in full you will get everything attached to your e-mail address.

USEFUL INFO
Railway station in Athens = Athens Train Station called Larissa train Station
Arrival station = Kalambaka Train Station (last stop)
The original train tickets will be handed over to you when we meet in Athens.
Please, have a printed copy of your tickets on the train

* Child price applies to children aged between 4 – 12 years old

All the options to visit Meteora in guided and independent trips.

Description

This is your chance to explore a unique natural phenomenon in Greece listed as a UNESCO monument. Meteora is a natural landmark nowhere to be found around the world. The imposing vertical rocks host ancient monasteries with a vast cultural significance for the whole of Christianity on their tops.
The 2 Days package to Meteora by train is organized daily as an independent trip, meaning that you travel on the train on your own. No tour leader with you. Arriving in Kalambaka you are met by our local partner who organizes the local tours to Meteora.

Meteora is a rocky forest with huge Byzantine Monasteries built at the top of the rocks.
The tour includes train tickets, a 1-night stay, and a Sunset, Morning, or Hiking Tour!

Join 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 50.00 € to help us buy your train tickets and you collect tickets and vouchers in Athens.

Sunset/Morning/Hiking-local tours

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

Prices


PRICES: 112 € in single, 98 € p.p. in double room, 95 p.p. in triple room

INCLUDED:B class return train ticket+ hotel stay in Kalambaka with breakfast.
 
Bed & breakfast vs half-board. Originally the residents of Kalampaka were farmers and shepherds. Their food was products from the sheep and goats. Next door to the hotel KOSTA FAMISSI there is a couple of tavernas. Try the “lamb on the spit”, the “exohiko”, the “splinantero”, the “kokoretsi”, and homemade fresh salads from their backyards. Ask them whether they have “mageiritsa = (tripe + herbs soup, usually prepared during Easter). Choose the bed + Breakfast option and taste the local delicacies, served in the local tavernas.

EXTRAS:
Extra night in Double room with breakfast: 24 € p.p. | in Single room: 35 €
Upgrade your train ticket to A class: 15 € p.p.

OPTIONAL:
– 4 hours morning tour of Meteora: 25 €, per person,
– 3.30 hours Sunset tour of Meteora: 25 €, p. p.
– 4.30 hours hiking tour of Meteora: 25 €, p. p.
– 4.30 hours midday tour of Meteora: 25 €, p. p.

NOT INCLUDED:

  • Transfers to/from the Athens railway station upon departure / arrival
  • The 3.00 € p.p., entrance fee to every monastery,
  • Your meals and drinks in the train & in Kalampaka, and
  • The 1.50 € per room, per night “city tax”

See our “meteora special” tour. Includes SUNSET and another tour for 135.00 €

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Description

Daily departures traveling on your own or in a small group.

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’s 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 arrival day, you can explore Kalampaka. Don’t miss the 9th c church for 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-year-old site is one of the most interesting archaeological sites in the area.
It is of worldwide interest due to the unique findings for two changes in human prehistory:
– the replacement of Neaderdal from the contemporary 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 50.00 € to help us buy your train tickets.
You collect tickets and vouchers, any day before your departure for Kalambaka.

itinerary

Day 1: Travel by train to Kalampaka, and visit Meteora in the afternoon.
* Be at the LARISA railway station in Athens 30 minutes before the train departure.
* Your train comes to the railway station at 07:10 am. We shall help you to find your seat.
* 07:20 – The train departs from Athens straight to Kalampaka.
* 11:35 – Arrive in Kalambaka and check in at the hotel KOSTA FAMISSI.
* 15:30 – Optional “sunset tour” of the Meteora (25 € p.p.)
* 20:45 – Return to Kalampaka. Evening free.

Day 2: A Day to explore Meteora.
* 09:00 – Take the bus or a 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.
* 17.00 – Board the train and depart for Athens at 17:15. Arrival +/- 21:35.

To secure your booking, please, deposit 50.00 € p.p. in ….

Testimonials


Hani K, Ottawa, Canada, 33 reviews

I had a fantastic experience with Astoria Travel and Kosta.
He is very efficient; he knows his stuff and he is one of the best in his job.
He helped me plan a trip to Kalambaka and Delphi by train, private taxi, and Intercity bus.
He arranged everything and all went very smoothly like clockwork.
He takes care of everything, so you don’t have to worry about anything.
All you need to do is sit back, relax and enjoy a well-organized trip.
His prices are very reasonable and extremely competitive compared to other travel agents.
I was in Greece the last week of March and the first week of April 2018. I definitely recommend him.

SEE ALL THE TOURS AND OPTIONS to visit Meteora in a guided tour or by train.