If you have time while staying in Thessaloniki, you should definitely not miss the opportunity to see one of the most breathtaking sights in Greece – Meteora. The mystery behind 24 Monasteries precipitously built on top of rocks with a history long over seven centuries is definitely nature’s authentic masterpiece.
Meteora Day Trip from Thessaloniki by train offers a unique experience of exploring Monasteries with a company of English tour guides, revealing the best spots for splendid scenery and fully organized journey from Thessaloniki to Meteora by train. The trip starts at 10:22 with a train departure from Thessaloniki and finishes at 17:22 with a train departure from Kalambaka.
How to get to Meteora from Thessaloniki by train?
In order to get to Meteora from Thessaloniki by train, you have to go to New Railway station-Neos Sidirodromikos Stathmos that is located close to Thessaloniki city center. Kalambaka is a city located exactly under Meteora, and hence it’s the train stop you have to get off from. OSE, a public train company, operates daily Thessaloniki – Kalambaka trains with a train switch at Palaeofarsalos. The fastest journey options (2 hours and 47 minutes) are in the morning with the first departure at 06:27 from Thessaloniki. The ticket price can vary if you book it in advance, but the regular ticket is 20€ and it can be bought both at the train station and through the OSE website.
How to get to Meteora from Thessaloniki by bus?
Since there is no direct bus line Thessaloniki – Meteora, you would first have to get to a bus to Trikala that departs every day from Thessaloniki bus station “MACEDONIA”. This journey would last about 2 hours and 30 minutes. From Trikala (Trikala Intercity Bus Station), you would have to get on a bus to Kalambaka (the city located under Meteora) which is 45 minutes. Below you may find the schedule of bus departures for Thessaloniki – Meteora trip. Be careful to plan your activities carefully and organize the time effectively so that you do not miss the buses.
Insiders tip: If you need to choose between bus or train, we would definitely recommend you train as it is more convenient and you can enjoy some amazing views from Greece’s north and central mainland.