Friday, 23 April 2010

Taxi fares in Chania (Κόμιστρα για τα Χανιώτικα Ταξί 2010)

UPDATE 8/3/2016: SEE MY LATEST POST
http://haniadailyphoto.blogspot.gr/2016/03/taxi.html

UPDATE 12 June 2011: Greek taxi business set to change radically with new privatisation laws

*UPDATE 3 June 2011 - to calculate the indicative taxi fare for this year in Hania, use the indicative price list below, add 13% VAT, and then add 1 euro for every 0.10 cent rise in petrol prices. Since last year (last year, diesel fuel cost about 1.30 in summer; this year it costs about 1.55 euro).

It's that time of year again - everyone's thinking about their summer holiday, or at least, their right to two weeks' worth of Mediterranean sunshine, especially Northern Europeans, who get that much sunshine per annum but can't enjoy it because they are usually stuck indoors when the sun decides to shine in their country.

Economic crisis (or volcanic eruption) or not, those of you who want to come to Chania (or Hania - it's the same place) may be wanting some information about the taxi services here.

taxi

Keep in mind that taxi fares have gone up considerably. It used to be cheap for everyone (including us low-income-earning Greeks) to take a taxi and drive for miles. That's not the case anymore. Rising petrol prices, green-living policies and the austerity measures which introduced new taxation systems have raised the price of taxi fares to a level unknown before in Crete. Taxi fares now resemble the luxury that such a mode of transportation should be.

RADIO TAXI CO-OPERATIVE ‘ERMIS’
INDICATIVE FARES for 2010*


CHANIA TOWN
AIRPORT
AGIOUS APOSTOLOUS
STALOS
AGIA MARINA
PLATANIAS
AIRPORT
€23
--
€32
€35
€36
€41
GOLDEN SAND BEACH
€7
€30
€7
€8
€9
€10
AGIOUS APOSTOLOUS
€8
€32
--
€8
€9
€10
KALAMAKI BEACH
€8
€33
€7
€7
€9
€10
STALOS
€11
€35
€7
--
€7
€8
AGIA MARINA
€13
€36
€10
€7
--
€7
PLATANIAS
€15
€41
€12
€7
€7
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GERANI
€17
€45
€13
€10
€10
€8
MALEME
€20
€47
€15
€12
€12
€10
KOLYMBARI
€30
€48
€25
€22
€21
€20
KASTELI
€42
€65
€38
€35
€34
€32
OMALOS
€55
€78
€55
€55
€60
€60
THERISSO
€23
€45
€25
€30
€30
€32
ELAFONISI
€85
€95
€80
€75
€74
€73
PALEOHORA
€85
€108
€75
€75
€70
€70
SOUGIA
€75
€95
€70
€70
€70
€70
SFAKIA
€80
€97
€82
€85
€87
€90
RETHIMNO
€70
€87
€76
€78
€80
€85
PLAKIAS
€100
€115
€105
€107
€109
€110
HERAKLEION
€150
€160
€155
€160
€160
€165
LIMOUPOLI
€12
€35
€12
€13
€15
€17
KALIVES
€20
€30
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VAMOS
€45   --      --
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  • HANIA (town) to SOUDA BAY (ferry port): 10 euro
  • Hourly charge for day-trip hire: 35 euro/hour
  • Airport surcharge fee (due to arrival wait-time): 5 euro

RADIO TAXI COOPERATIVE – PREFECTURE OF CHANIA
ERMIS
Mournion 38 – Tel: 28210-98700
IR No.: 998454319 – Chania Tax Office B
You can also book our taxi: call 6977-399-306 (when you have arrived in Crete).

The table of fares lists the indicative prices for your destination. You pay what the meter says, which is what the pricelist is based on.

Luggage, scheduled pick-ups, telephone appointments at an arranged time and minimum fare fees also apply. If you have a disability or mobility problem, the Ermis Taxi company has a special van available for hire at no extra cost.

Happy Holidays to all our visitors.

evening meal by the beach
For a romantic feel to your holiday, you can eat your choice of fish and any other Greek delicacy at a cheap taverna by the sea, where you won't know if the people at the table sitting next to you are package holidaymakers, or locals or millionaires; they will have come to the same place that you did for the same reasons, and chosen their meal from the same menu card that you did. And even if you are not a millionaire, you will feel like one, as you sit by the sea, enjoying your meal without anyone hurrying you away, with the waves lapping the shore close to your feet, under the warmth of the Mediterranean summer's evening sky.


You can find out more about Cretan food on my other site: Organically cooked.

UPDATE 25 May 2010: Signs with inidicative prices (slightly different from the table I have posted above: some destinations have lower prices, while others have higher prices) of taxi fares covering the 2010 summer season have now been posted around the town. The one I have included below is found close to the Agora (the central market in Hania), therefore it lists prices to/from Hania. In the same manner, a sign posted at the airport will list prices to/from the airport.

inidicative taxi fare prices hania chania


*UPDATE 22 June 2010: As of 1st July, 2010, taxi fares will increase by 11%, because of the changes in the way taxi drivers will be taxed from this day onwards. In order to get an idea of the new indicative prices for the destinations listed in the tables above (in both the text and the photo), you need to add 11% to the price shown. (The VAT was increased by law to 13% in December 2010.)

*UPDATE 3 June 2011 - to calculate the indicative taxi fare for this year in Hania, use the indicative price list below, add 13% VAT, and then add 1 euro for every 0.10 cent rise in petrol prices. Since last year (last year, diesel fuel cost about 1.30 in summer; this year it costs about 1.55 euro).

UPDATE: 28 June 2011 - for the latest prices of specified routes, look out for the yellow signs. They are kept updated at the beginning of every tourist season and are found at all main tourist hangouts.


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13 comments:

  1. Very useful info
    Thanks Maria!

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  2. Hi Maria,

    Very helpful and I have passed on this link to several people who are inquiring about taxi fares in your area.
    Keep up the good work.

    Bobo

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  3. Hi

    I posted a question on Trip Advisor and was pointed in the direction of your blog with the suggestion you may be able to offer advice if I contact you.

    We're travelling to Crete as a family (2 adult and 1 teenage) in early August staying in a private villa in Plaka near Almyrida. We're not sure whether to simply grab a taxi at the airport on the day or pre book a return trip online - we've compared the prices of most operators (which seem little more than booking agents) which seem similar but have seen some mixed reviews re service.

    Any suggestions would be welcome.

    Thanks

    Stephen

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  4. hi stephen
    if i were you, i'd grab a taxi at the airport, using the indicative fares table as a price gauge

    i dont think booking thru operators will be cheaper than the prices i have mentioned in this post (dont forget that from tomorrow, prices go up by 11%)

    if you prefer to book a taxi (for one or both legs of the trip), my husband can do that, and the price will be agreed on before your arrival - please contact me ahead of time via email (mverivaki@hotmail.com)

    ps almirida is close to kalives, so it will cost around 35 euro (including)

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  5. Hi
    We are 5 adults and 4 children who need taxi from Chania airport to Paleochora in first of sept.(To late in the afternoon for bus). Do you know if there is any big taxi to reserve? 3 ordinary taxis will be very expensive.

    Thanks
    Arild

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  6. hello arild
    you will be able to take two taxis - there are no mini cabs operating in crete at the moment

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  7. To calculate the price of a taxi in 2011, use the indicative fares and add 13% VAT, plus 1 euro per 0.10 cent hike in petrol prices. For example, a taxi from the airport to Ayia Marina, will cost about 45 euro.

    Here's how 36 euro as at 30 June 2010 became 45 euro in June 2011:
    36 euro was the indicative fare in 2010: http://haniadailyphoto.blogspot.com/
    11% VAT was added by law (as it said in the above blog) on 1st July 2010: that makes 40 euro
    The VAT was increased to 13% in 2011: that makes close to 41 euro
    Petrol prices have increased to an unprecedented level: diesel (tax fuel) cost just over 1 euro per litre in crete in 2009 http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=1514052408299&set=a.1184168281402.2028693.1144080126&type=1
    A year later it cost about 1.30 euro per litre: http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=1514052928312&set=a.1184168281402.2028693.1144080126&type=1
    In May 2011, diesel costs close to 1.60 euro per litre (the photo from Kithira shows how much more they pay for petrol there)
    Taxi fares have been legally adjusted accordingly to account for the huge jump in petrol prices.

    Sorry to disappoint you , but taxis in Greece have now become a luxury, like they are in places like the UK (which is why I have only been in a black cab once in my five visits to London so far - the tube broke down, it was dark and cold, I had two kids in tow; I had no other choice).

    PS: If you take a taxi from the airport (there will be plenty available at the airport's taxi stand at the time you arrive), please note that there is a 2.50 euro surcharge for port duty,
    with a 0.50 surcharge for each large suitcase.

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  8. in the future, greek taxis will be fewer and probably more expensive: http://www.ekathimerini.com/4dcgi/_w_articles_wsite1_1_09/06/2011_394241

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  9. just been to Crete in April 2012. Taxis there now cost more per mile than UK (not London of course). They are about £1.80 per mile compared to UK which is £1.60. And this is even though diesel and wage rates are LOWER in Crete than UK. So maybe some UK taxi drivers should take their taxi to Crete for working summer holiday under EU competition laws!

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  10. interesting info, thanks - my husband doesnt work evening shift now (no work) and at the end of a morning's work, he thinks 60 euro is quite a good amount (it costs 30-35 euro a day to run the taxi on a daily basis, whether one works or not)

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