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acamp7

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I would love to travel quickly by train from Thessaloniki to Athens...is this possible?
 
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Jerry s

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There trains between the 2 cities with at least four per day. The trip takes about 4 hours.
 

efhernandez_

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There trains between the 2 cities with at least four per day. The trip takes about 4 hours.
I've never taken a train in Greece, only bus so I don't know what it's like. Although trains are usually always better! Have you taken it? What was your experience?
 
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Jerry s

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Sorry the only time I used a train in Greece was Metro in Athens . Others have told me about the train, apparently a fast train but it can't be that fast if it takes 4 hours to cover the 500 km. I usually pick up a car at the airport and use that for our stay in Greece, I even take the car of Ferries, most rental companies will not allow that. I use the same mob every time and they allow as long as you tell them what islands you are going .
If you have some time and you can drive, rent a car and go to Meteora, a Unesco listed monastery, it is not far out of the way.
 

dubai_suzie

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Sorry the only time I used a train in Greece was Metro in Athens . Others have told me about the train, apparently a fast train but it can't be that fast if it takes 4 hours to cover the 500 km. I usually pick up a car at the airport and use that for our stay in Greece, I even take the car of Ferries, most rental companies will not allow that. I use the same mob every time and they allow as long as you tell them what islands you are going .
If you have some time and you can drive, rent a car and go to Meteora, a Unesco listed monastery, it is not far out of the way.
Doesn't sound super fast lol, but fast for Greece! So that's the bright side
 
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k_tsoukalas

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Fast train is supposed to take 3 hours:

 

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