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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?
 

Jerry s

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I agree with Pavlos the best way to get around Santorini is to rent a car ..
 
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seleanor

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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 :(
 

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