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Rail Tour to Meteora and Delphi

This rail tour to Meteora and Delphi in Northern Greece is a spectacular experience!

Tour Overview

This rail tour gives individual travelers the chance to visit 2 of the most important sites of mainland Greece, Meteora and Delphi, hassle-free! Use public transportation, a combination of train, bus and taxi to reach those 2 Greek mainland destinations from Athens and back in the most efficient way, without resorting on endless searches on train or bus schedules. Seize the chance and join this tour to enjoy spectacular views of unique landscapes, visit monuments of great historical importance and save money and time.

Tour Highlights

  • Meteora
  • Byzantine Monasteries
  • UNESCO World Heritage monuments
  • Archaeological site of Delphi

Day to Day Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival at Meteora

Catch the morning train to Kalambaka at 08:27am from Athens ‘Larissa’ Railway Station. Upon your arrival in Kalambaka, at around 13:30, our English speaking driver will be waiting for you at the train station holding a signboard with your name on it to transfer you to your hotel. Late afternoon the VIP mini bus will pick you up from the hotel to join our ‘Meteora Sunset Tour‘. Admire breathtaking views of Meteora and discover the hidden gems of this place in one of the best tours of Mainland Greece.

Day 2: Meteora

For the next morning you may choose the activity you wish to do: the ‘Half-Day morning Tour of Meteora’ to see the main attractions, the monasteries of Meteora with a VIP minibus or the ‘Hiking Tour of Meteora’. Experience amazing sceneries and visit monuments of the Byzantine period, the monasteries of Meteora. After this morning tour, at around 13:00, the bus will drop you back to your hotel. The evening is free for you to explore the area on your own.

Day 3: Delphi and Return for Athens

Early in the morning a taxi will pick up from the hotel to take you to the train station. At 05:32 the train departs and arrives at Livadia station at around 09:00. There, an English-speaking taxi driver holding a signboard with your name will wait to transfer you to Delphi. Delphi is roughly an hour drive away from Livadia, so you will arrive at the archeological site at around 10:00 where you can spend many hours exploring the ancient oracle, the museum and the small town. At 16:00 you’ll take the bus back to Athens. It takes around 2 hours to reach the capital of Greece from Delphi.

Important Tips

  • Travel Bite date and/or time might be modified or cancelled due to weather conditions and in this event the option of an alternative date or full refund will be given.
  • In the morning tour, you can choose to take your luggage with you to be dropped-off later at the end of the tour in the town of Kalambaka.
  • At our local office, we offer safe storage for your luggage until train’s departure time.
  • Any participants under the age of 12 must have a parent or guardian present to sign on their behalf.
  • The monasteries have a strict dress code men must wear trousers and long sleeves, women must wear a long skirt. If you do turn up in shorts trousers and shirts will be provided.
  • You are encouraged to bring with you good walking (closed toes) shoes with non-slippery soles, a camera, hat, sunscreen, comfortable casual clothing, weatherproof shell jacket, sunglasses, water (at least 1 liter per person), lunch and snacks, backpack to carry everything

Tips & Useful Info

Starting point: Larissis Railway Station, Athens
Languages: English, Greek
Included Amenities: 2 nights stay at a 3-star hotel at Meteora (double occupancy), Train tickets from Athens to Meteora , Train tickets from Meteora to Livadia, Taxi transfer from Livadia to Delphi, Bus tickets from Delphi to Athens, Join the Meteora Sunset Tour, Choose between the Meteora Hiking Tour or the Meteora Half-day Tour, Pick-up and drop off from Kalampaka train station to your hotel and back, English speaking tour leader on the tours, Free Map and Bottle of water provided on the tours, Free wifi on board the tour bus.
Excluded Amenities: Personal Travel & Health Insurance, Gratuities (optional), Lunch and Dinner, Entrance fees to the monasteries and the archaeological site
Minimum number of guests needed: 1
Maximum number of guests: 12
Physical Level: No difficulty. Previous experience is not required. Basic level of agility and fitness is needed.

Reviews & Comments (1)

David R
Athens , 10
5 out of 5

We are planning a trip to Meteora so booked a couple tours. Customer service is the best I've ever seen. Prompt replies and super helpful, especially valuable when booking flights, trains, etc. from the US and have no idea how things work in Greece. Am looking forward to our tours with this company!!:)

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