Greek in Greece

Taxi Service

A taxi in Athens

In the cities, one can get a taxicab by going to the taxi stand, by hailing one on the street or by calling a cab company. Each city has taxicabs of a different color. In a small town, there are generally only one or two cabs available by phone.

When a taxi is called, there is always an extra fee added to the fare. When a cab travels from the airport to a city, there is an added fee, since the cab is traveling into town from outside the city limits. When a cab is used late at night, the fare is higher, and higher rates are charged on holidays. Tipping the driver is not considered mandatory in Greece.