Greek taxis are cheap by European standards. All licensed taxis are equipped with metres (the fare is charged per km) and display a card detailing the latest valid tariffs and surcharges. In certain tourist areas, you may be asked to pay a predetermined (standard) amount for a ride to a specific destination; before boarding a taxi make sure to seek information from another source on the exact fare for the journey. Before using a taxi, you should know the following:
* Charge is per km (All mentioned fares are as at the begining of 2005 and are subject to fuel increase).
For taxis throughout the country: 0.30 (Tariff 1) and 0.56 (Tariff 2).
Also 0.85 for initial charge (flagdown rate).
For rural taxis throughout the country : 0.28 per km if the passenger is to return to the point of hire (Return trip Tariff 1) and 0.56 per km in case he does not return to the point of hire (Single trip Tariff 2)
* Other surcharges:
From railway, port and intercity coach terminals: 0.80
From/to Eleftherios Venizelos Athens International Airport 3 euro, Macedonia Thessaloniki Airport: 2.50 and other airports 2 euro.
Radio taxi extra charge: 1.50 (simple call), 2.50 (appointed time & place).
He should carry passenger's luggage from the pavement to the vehicle and vice versa.
He is not entitled to deny you a ride and cannot pick up extra passengers (something that usually happens) without your permission.
Passenger may request a waiting time up to 15 minutes, or more if there is a serious reason.
Upon passenger's request, the driver is obliged to issue an invoice stating the route and metered fare paid.
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