Access to Meteora

The access to the monasteries of Meteora is performed primarily by private vehicles, taxis, tour groups, while many choose to approach the sacred rocks on foot.

Before the organization of an excursion to the monasteries we advise to inquire about the visiting hours, which varies depending on the period.



Monasteries Opening Hours

summer Season (1/4 – 31/10) Opening Times Closed every
St Stefanos 9:30 – 13:30 & 15:30 – 17:30 Monday
Megalo Meteoro 09:00 – 17:00 Tuesday
Roussanou 9:00 – 17:00 Wednesday
St Trinity 09:00 – 17:00 Thursday
Varlaam 9:00 – 16:00 Friday
St Nikolaou Anapafsas 09:00 – 15:30 Friday
Winter Season (1/11 – 31/3) Opening Times Closed every
St Stefanos 9:30 – 13:00 & 15:00 – 17:00 Monday
Megalo Meteoro 09:00 – 16:00 Tuesday & Wednesday
Roussanou 9:00 – 14:00 Wednesday
St Trinity 10:00 – 16:00 Wednesday & Thursday
Varlaam 9:00 – 16:00 Friday
St Nikolaou Anapafsas 09:00 – 14:00 Friday

OSE Train to Meteora, Kalambaka

You can visit Meteora by train. The direct train takes about 4 hours and 30 minutes from Athens and about 3 hours and 15 minutes from Thessaloniki. Most of the train timetables are not direct to Kalambaka so you have to check the connection hours from Palaeofarsalos. For further information or ticket booking you can also visit the site of Trainose, the Greek railway.

Train Athens to Kalambaka Train Kalambaka to Athens
7:18 am from Athens to Palaeofarsalos (50 IC). Connection to Kalambaka at 12:22 pm. Train arrives at 13:18 pm 5:42 am from Kalambaka to Palaeofarsalos. Connection to Athens at 06:52 am. Train (884 DES) arrives at 10:23 am.
8:27 am from Athens to Kalambaka. Train (884 DES) arrives at 13:18 pm. 08:19 am from Kalambaka to Palaeofarsalos. Connection to Athens at 11:45 am. Train (51 IC) arrives at 15:24 pm.
10:18 am from Athens to Palaeofarsalos (52 IC). Connection to Kalambaka at 18:31 pm. Train arrives at 19:25 pm 17:32 pm from Kalambaka to Athens. Train (885 DES) arrives at 22:12 pm.
14:18 pm from Athens to Palaeofarsalos (56 IC). Connection to Kalambaka at 18:31 pm. Train arrives at 19:25 pm.
16:16 pm from Athens to Palaeofarsalos (58 IC). Connection to Kalambaka at 20:29 pm. Train arrives at 21:23 pm
23:55 pm from Athens to Palaeofarsalos (600). Connection to Kalambaka at 04:38 am. Train arrives at 05:32 am.
Train Thessaloniki to Kalambaka Train Kalambaka to Thessaloniki
5:13 am from Thessaloniki to Palaeofarsalos (51 IC). Connection to Kalambaka at 06:58 am. Train arrives at 07:52 pm. 5:42 am from Kalambaka to Palaeofarsalos. Connection to Thessaloniki at 09:17 am. Train arrives at 11:24 am.
07:04 am from Thessaloniki to Palaeofarsalos (53 IC). Connection to Kalambaka at 12:22 pm. Train arrives at 13:18 pm 08:19 am from Thessaloniki to Kalambaka. Train (590) arrives at 11:24 am.
10:04 am from Thessaloniki to Palaeofarsalos (52 IC). Connection to Kalambaka at 12:22 pm. Train arrives at 13:18 pm 17:32 pm from Kalambaka to Palaeofarsalos. Connection to Thessaloniki at 19:58 pm. Train arrives at 21:39 pm
10:22 am from Thessaloniki to Palaeofarsalos (1599 HL). Connection to Kalambaka at 12:22 pm. Train arrives at 13:18 pm. 19:30 pm from Kalambaka to Palaeofarsalos. Connection to Thessaloniki at 22:00 pm. Train arrives at 23:41 pm.
12:04 pm from Thessaloniki to Palaeofarsalos (57 IC). Connection to Kalambaka at 18:31 pm. Train arrives at 19:25 pm.
15:04 pm from Thessaloniki to Palaeofarsalos (59 IC). Connection to Kalambaka at 18:31 pm. Train arrives at 19:25 pm.
16:17 pm from Thessaloniki to Kalambaka. Train (591) arrives at 19:25 pm.
18:04 pm from Thessaloniki to Palaeofarsalos (61 IC). Connection to Kalambaka at 20:29 pm. Train arrives at 21:23 pm.
23:00 pm from Thessaloniki to Palaeofarsalos (601). Connection to Kalambaka at 04:38 am. Train arrives at 05:32 am

Phone Numbers
Megalo Meteoro +030 2432022278
Varlaam +030 2432022277
St Stefanos +030 2432022279
St Nikolaos +030 2432022375
St Trinity +030 2432022220
Roussanou +030 2432022649