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
--
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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