Viaje en tren por el hermoso paisaje rural del Peloponeso en un recorrido de día completo desde Atenas a los monasterios de Meteora. Su conductor se reunirá con su tren en la ciudad de Kalambaka y le llevará al complejo del monasterio medieval, que está ubicado en lo alto de los acantilados de arenisca y es considerado por la UNESCO como Patrimonio de la Humanidad. Es una manera maravillosa de experimentar uno de los tesoros culturales más impresionantes y fuera de lo común que posee Grecia.
A bad start - No Seat Ticket allocation provided tour company - and I was not listed on the passenger list. Left standing on the train for first 40 mins. Very stressful. Only on arrival in Kalambaka and finding my Name presented by the Tour Guide there did I have confidence of this booking. Seating problems were the same on the return train trip. Having said that - the Meteora experience is wonderful. The guide and bus driver were fantastic. This beautiful and other worldly destination is a must if one has the time when in Greece.
The few hours in Meteora were well worth this trip! We had Ilias as our guide. He was very timely and courteous and it was like our own private car. He stopped at the best sites for us to take photos and answered all of our questions. You can tell how much he loves his town and is proud of it. He even stayed with us for dinner and walked us right to the train door for our trip back to Athens. We saw two monasteries and stopped at plenty of other great viewing spots along the way. If you only have one day to visit Meteora you won't be disappointed.
I highly recommend this trip. The train ride from Athens was fairly long 5-6 hours each way, but still well worth it for the quality of the sights. Our tour guide was highly knowledgeable and the bus driver was an expert at helping participants get the best photos possible of the amazing landscapes.
The Meteora area is a stunning area to visit. I had to rate the trip with 3 stars primarily because of the disorganization of the trip. You travel solo the first 5 hours of the trip. The issue I ran into was that the company did not send me in advanced the electronic ticket nor instructions on how to get them. I called them the day of the trip when they opened and they told me someone at the train station would give me paper tickets. That did not happen. At the last minute someone showed up and made me run to the train it was about to pull out. I ended up having to purchase the ticket on the train and wound up moving multiple times because I did not have a reserved seat. The taxi tour guide in the Meteora area was very good gave a good tour. Others that did the trip also experienced the same problem no electronic ticket or instructions provided but at least they found the person at the train station with the tickets - which they complained did not have anything showing the name of the company running the tour asked him because he had a clipboard. If I hadn't had the confusing incident at the start of the trip, I would give it a 5 star I have substracted 2 stars because of the organization at the start of the trip.
Wonderful trip even with very long train ride. Train stopped several times on siding to let another train pass through or so it seemed to us, adding about an hour to our trip--a very long day! The weather was the biggest obstacle--cloudy in Athens and continued to fog up and rain was pouring upon arrival in Kalambaka/Meteora. We went mostly for the views and sadly there were none to speak of. The museums were very helpful in explaining the Greek Orthodox belief. There were plenty of wet cats about the monasteries -- to keep the mice away?
Our guide, Elios sp? was very informative and nice. He was easy to spot once we left the train. He did his best to keep us dry with umbrellas but the wind and rain was ferocious. We saw two monasteries and their museums/bookshops. The weather was miserable so we chose to go back to town for a nice meal in a warm restaurant. Food delicious. He took us through town and showed us local spots and stopped for a few pictures. The fog did part for a short while. He said that we had the best day out of a week of rain! I would definitely recommend Elios for your guide. Would be five stars except for the rain and the train ride. Train food not highly recommend. We traveled A cabin.