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dubai_suzie

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Any recommendations? And do some apps only work in Athens? Ive only ever used uber in Athens but Im wondering if there are other options
 

ellinasgolfer0320

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ride sharing in Greece doesn't work the same as the USA, Canada, or AUS.

That said, taxibeat is probably the best
 
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greek_ggirl

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ride sharing in Greece doesn't work the same as the USA, Canada, or AUS.

That said, taxibeat is probably the best
I use taxi beat as well. Uber and Lyft also work in Athens.
 

nadellii

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Alternatively you can find a reputable taxi company and call them over the phone and they will send a cab to wherever you are
 

ellinasgolfer0320

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Alternatively you can find a reputable taxi company and call them over the phone and they will send a cab to wherever you are
This is the thing to do, and thats what taxibeat helps with... most Greeks take taxis, not uber, or lyft.
 

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k_tsoukalas

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I would definitely just stick with taxis in Greece and forget about ride share. It's not really in the Greek Culture to use ride share.
 
I have never used ride share in Greece, and I am not sure that people really do that. I tend to use taxis, public transport, my legs, or rent a car.

According to this tripadvisor thread, there is an app that Greeks use that can help you secure a taxi called Taxibeat. I have never used it. Has anyone heard of it?

 
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paharo45

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I have never used ride share in Greece, and I am not sure that people really do that. I tend to use taxis, public transport, my legs, or rent a car.

According to this tripadvisor thread, there is an app that Greeks use that can help you secure a taxi called Taxibeat. I have never used it. Has anyone heard of it?

Yes, taxi beat is super popular in Greece. Essentially its just like uber but it uses all of the existing taxi drivers in Greece
 

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