Get­ting there

Timeless Travels Magazine - - GREECE -

Me­te­ora lies 350km from Athens and is about a 4 hour drive. There are also trains and buses to Kalam­baka, with both tak­ing about 5 hours. Not all the trains are di­rect, so do check if you have to change. See https://tick­ets.train­ose. gr/dro­molo­gia/ for more in­for­ma­tion or to book tick­ets. The buses have one change at Trikala. See http://www.ktel­trikala.gr for more in­for­ma­tion. Buses leave ev­ery two hours for Kas­traki from Kalam­baka (€1) from be­side the Plateia Di­marhiou foun­tain. There are four buses a day that go to Me­te­ora which de­part from the KTEL sta­tion (also pick­ing tourists up at the foun­tain and bus stops en route) be­tween May and Septem­ber. Ask at the KTEL of­fice or Visit Me­te­ora of­fice for the sched­ule. Taxis: Taxis are avail­able at each of the town’s four squares. They cost c. €4 to go to Kas­traki, and will take you to all the monas­ter­ies (for ex­am­ple, Moni Me­ga­lou Me­te­orou) for around €10. Some drivers speak English, Ger­man or Ital­ian, and you can ar­range a taxi tour from about €20 per hour.

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