Information about taxis

John KarkalatosMay 10, 2020

The most popular taxi apps in Greece are:

At Athens airport, the taxi rank is at exit 3 at the arrivals level.

The fare from/to Athens airport is regulated by the law, the driver can't charge whatever he wants:

From/to Tariff 1 Tariff 2
Athens airport - Athens 38 € 54 €
Athens airport - Piraeus port 48 € 65 €
Athens airport - Rafina port 25 € 35 €
Athens airport - Lavrio port 47 € 70 €
Athens airport - Glyfada 32 € 40 €

The fare is also regulated from/to Macedonia airport:

From/to Tariff 1 Tariff 2
Macedonia airport - Thessaloniki 20 € 28 €

The fare includes everything: airport charge, flag drop charge, luggage, VAT and tolls. You don't have to pay anything more than that. It's a good practice to drop the flag in case you change the destination en route.

Tariff 1 is 05:00 - 24:00 and tariff 2 24:00 - 05:00. It's clearly displayed with the numbers 1 and 2 on the taximeter, on the section "TARIFF" or "ΤΑΡΙΦΑ" in greek.

Tourists are easy victims and some drivers may try to scam you. The taximeter is your ally on this. Follow these simple rules:

Some extra tips:

Also, you can call a radio taxi to pick you up or arrange an appointment. There may be an extra charge.

Fares are regulated as follows:

In towns and islands there are radio taxis and ranks too. The taximeter is set on tariff 2 when out of the boundaries of the city.

For sightseeing, tours and excursions, fares are usually fixed by the local associations. For details check on the local taxis websites.

In small islands there are no taxi ranks. You call the driver directly on his mobile phone.