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alex335

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I love Santorini and this is my 4th time visiting the island. My advice is rent a car. Even with driving being tough with the thousands of tourists packed everywhere on mopeds, motorcycles, tiny cars, it is so much better than trying to find a taxi.

Today, I spend 3 hours to get a taxi to take me 4 miles...just too hot and dangerous to walk.

I had to go store to store ans ask after I finallu wapked into a supermarket, the owner called his friend that owns a transfer service, pay cash to get a ride. No uber, taxis or any app or service anywhere.

Please share your tips if you have any, about how to find a taxi in Santorini?
 

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mj_toronto8

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I love Santorini and this is my 4th time visiting the island. My advice is rent a car. Even with driving being tough with the thousands of tourists packed everywhere on mopeds, motorcycles, tiny cars, it is so much better than trying to find a taxi.

Today, I spend 3 hours to get a taxi to take me 4 miles...just too hot and dangerous to walk.

I had to go store to store ans ask after I finallu wapked into a supermarket, the owner called his friend that owns a transfer service, pay cash to get a ride. No uber, taxis or any app or service anywhere.

Please share your tips if you have any, about how to find a taxi in Santorini?
Wow this sounds very stressful, I only went to Santorini a few years back and we used buses or a taxi but it wasn't so difficult. I wish I had better advice for you... my apologies
 

Lotjeurope

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There are enough taxis in Santorini. The way they work are just different from the way you are used to. They are not driving around to look for a ride or stand idily on a taxi stand. You call and book them just like you did. No fancy stuff with apps and credit cards. Just pick up a telephone, call and pay cash.
 
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francescool

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There are enough taxis in Santorini. The way they work are just different from the way you are used to. They are not driving around to look for a ride or stand idily on a taxi stand. You call and book them just like you did. No fancy stuff with apps and credit cards. Just pick up a telephone, call and pay cash.
This is how it works in most places in Greece besides Athens. Ive never been to Santorini though. Where do I find the phone numbers of these taxi drivers?
 

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I agree with Pavlos the best way to get around Santorini is to rent a car ..
That's sad to hear! I've been avoiding renting a car this summer because the prices are so dang high! Looks like ill be hunting for taxis during my trip to Santorini :(
 
It's true - taxis are hard to come by sometimes. There are restrictions as to how man taxis Santorini has, and I think this might be an eco requirement. I am not sure. One of the taxi drivers was saying you need to book taxis in demand. Not only is demand high during peak season, but the amount of taxis allowed on the island is fairly low.
 

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- Ouzeri
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These are just a handful that I can remember off the top of my head!

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