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Title: Taxi fares
Post by: beachcombers on November 10, 2009, 08:01:53 PM
Bad news:
 
Taxi charges increased yesterday, with the fare charged per kilometer now up to 0.60 euros from 0.48 euros. The fare after midnight is now 1.05 euros per kilometer, up from 0.84 euros. Another hike is due in May 2010 when the rate will reach 0.72 euros per kilometer.  

Beachcombers
Title: Taxi fares
Post by: Ploppy on November 11, 2009, 03:42:54 PM
Quote from: beachcombers
Bad news:
 
Taxi charges increased yesterday, with the fare charged per kilometer now up to 0.60 euros from 0.48 euros. The fare after midnight is now 1.05 euros per kilometer, up from 0.84 euros. Another hike is due in May 2010 when the rate will reach 0.72 euros per kilometer.  

Beachcombers

Sorry I am confused :'(

Can I assume that the Kilomter Rate has gone from 0.48 Euros to 0.60 Euros (a nice 25% rise) as in your first part.

The second part relates to the total fare to Plakias of 84 Euros going up to 105 Euros??

Lovely! And a 20% increae in May will mean that a taxi to Plakias next year for us will be 126 Euros  

Independant travel gets less and less attractive.
Title: Taxi fares
Post by: John R on November 11, 2009, 06:54:17 PM
Quote from: Ploppy
Independant travel gets less and less attractive.

Makes hiring a car even more attractive

John R
Title: Taxi fares
Post by: Barny on November 11, 2009, 08:34:08 PM
I just booked for August with Olympic two weeks at Irida with transfers included and compared it with what it cost me this year to go independent............ what a difference, 300 cheaper and that's with single person penalty !

                                   Barny.
Title: Taxi fares
Post by: Noopsy on November 12, 2009, 08:46:04 PM
Quote from: John R
Quote from: Ploppy
Independant travel gets less and less attractive.

Makes hiring a car even more attractive

John R
...or going by bus. :-

Noopsy
Title: Taxi fares
Post by: dimitri on November 22, 2009, 10:10:35 PM
Quote from: Noopsy 500
Quote from: John R
Quote from: Ploppy
Independant travel gets less and less attractive.

Makes hiring a car even more attractive

John R
...or going by bus. :-

Noopsy
the bus is a superb way to meet people,apart from backpackers that is.the fares were cheap and the service as reliable as anything we have here the last time i caught one.no wonder the taxi boys went mad when i tried to start a service in the town.i cant believe any one pays that sort of cash for a taxi.
Title: Taxi fares
Post by: Susan K on November 23, 2009, 12:36:33 PM
I have only just seen this topic but before we all start panicking, it is 118km from Heraklion to Plakias which would mean a fare of 85 and the same as we paid this year.
Title: Taxi fares
Post by: Mike G on November 23, 2009, 01:14:17 PM
Quote from: Susan K
I have only just seen this topic but before we all start panicking, it is 118km from Heraklion to Plakias which would mean a fare of 85 and the same as we paid this year.
An increase from 0.48 to 0.72 is 50%. The last fare I saw advertised at the airport was  75 each way (I think it was, it certainly wasn't less). That would make the single journey 112.50 (over 100).

Mike
Title: Taxi fares
Post by: Susan K on November 23, 2009, 01:22:15 PM
Quote from: Mike G
Quote from: Susan K
I have only just seen this topic but before we all start panicking, it is 118km from Heraklion to Plakias which would mean a fare of 85 and the same as we paid this year.
An increase from 0.48 to 0.72 is 50%. The last fare I saw advertised at the airport was  75 each way (I think it was, it certainly wasn't less). That would make the single journey 112.50 (over 100).

Mike

I understand that Mike but it is 118 km to Plakias and if you multiply that by 0.72 it gives you a figure of 84.96
Title: Taxi fares
Post by: Ploppy on November 23, 2009, 01:53:04 PM
From Kathimerini, May 2009:

Taxi fare charges are now up 33 percent to 48 cents from 36 cents per kilometer. The next increase will be in November, when the rate will rise to 60 cents, and the final hike is due in May 2010, when it will reach 72 cents. The minimum charge for a cab ride, 3.80 euros, will not change. In exchange for the fare increase, cabbies have vowed to stop common violations such as overcharging and taking on multiple fares.

So from this taxi fares should be:

Sep 2008 42
Sep 2009 56
Now        71
Sep 2010 85

This is Tarrif 1 remember, there is a Tarrif 2 for Midnight - 6am.
Not sure how set fares are affected by this. All a bit confusing.

Easiest thing to do is just e-mail Zach nearer the time and ask him.
Title: Taxi fares
Post by: Susan K on November 23, 2009, 01:59:54 PM
Zak puts his prices online so I will keep an eye on his website and hopefully he will update it soon.
Title: Taxi fares
Post by: LinR on November 23, 2009, 07:30:12 PM
Quote from: Susan K
Zak puts his prices online so I will keep an eye on his website and hopefully he will update it soon.

Susan is that sexy Zak you're talking about?!
Title: Taxi fares
Post by: Susan K on November 24, 2009, 10:44:28 AM
Oh yes Lin, it most certainly is
Title: Taxi fares
Post by: George on November 24, 2009, 03:25:18 PM
Quote from: Susan K
Oh yes Lin, it most certainly is
I get the impression that you and Lin don't really care how much Zac charges!!    

george...
Title: Taxi fares
Post by: Susan K on November 24, 2009, 03:31:34 PM
I get the impression that you and Lin don't really care how much Zac charges!!    

george...
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As if George.....  
Title: Taxi fares
Post by: George on November 24, 2009, 03:43:30 PM
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As if George.....  
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Typically shallow women! You wouldn't get a man acting like that  

george...
Title: Taxi fares
Post by: Susan K on November 25, 2009, 02:11:01 PM
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Typically shallow women! You wouldn't get a man acting like that  

george...
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Yeah, yeah, yeah  
Title: Taxi fares
Post by: George on November 25, 2009, 02:16:59 PM
How come there's no female taxi drivers on Crete? If there are any I haven't seen them.

george...
Title: Taxi fares
Post by: harribobs on November 26, 2009, 09:28:52 AM
i think you need an abnormally high level of testosterone to drive a taxi
Title: Taxi fares
Post by: George on November 26, 2009, 09:37:31 AM
I think you need an abnormally high level of testosterone to drive anything in Crete Chris. Especially out in the country!
One never knows what's around the next corner!!    

george...

Title: Taxi fares
Post by: John R on November 26, 2009, 04:57:21 PM
Quote from: harribobs
i think you need an abnormally high level of testosterone to drive a taxi

Twas a bit embarrasing in September - we made rather good time in our hire care between airport and Plakias and - er- overtook some taxis.

John R
Title: Taxi fares
Post by: George on November 27, 2009, 08:12:24 AM
Quote from: John R
Quote from: harribobs
i think you need an abnormally high level of testosterone to drive a taxi

Twas a bit embarrasing in September - we made rather good time in our hire care between airport and Plakias and - er- overtook some taxis.

John R
That's some going JR, put that down as your claim to fame.
They weren't parked up were they?  

george...
Title: Taxi fares
Post by: harribobs on November 27, 2009, 10:00:42 AM
Quote from: John R
Twas a bit embarrasing in September - we made rather good time in our hire care between airport and Plakias and - er- overtook some taxis.

John R

did you have the obligatory cigarette and frappe in hand while doing it?  
Title: Taxi fares
Post by: John R on November 27, 2009, 04:42:23 PM
Quote from: harribobs
Quote from: John R
Twas a bit embarrasing in September - we made rather good time in our hire care between airport and Plakias and - er- overtook some taxis.

John R

did you have the obligatory cigarette and frappe in hand while doing it?  

Well no - but it was dark and I knew the roads well ---------- until------ - you know that sharp right hand bend as you exit the bottom of the big gorge. Well er I forgot it was there and it was a very interesting moment (or two). Took the last mile or so into Plakias at a much more sedate rate.
Title: Taxi fares
Post by: Noopsy on November 28, 2009, 08:48:56 PM
Quote from: George
They weren't parked up were they?  

george...
 You're so cruel, george!

Noopsy
Title: Taxi fares
Post by: George on November 30, 2009, 09:23:42 AM
Quote from: Noopsy 500
Quote from: George
They weren't parked up were they?  

george...
 You're so cruel, george!

Noopsy
It's winter Noops, I've got SAD syndrome  

george...
Title: Taxi fares
Post by: Barny on November 30, 2009, 12:19:08 PM
Don't worry George, it's frost and cold temps for this week!  I wasn't made to be in the cold! Apart from cold beer!

                                                           Barny,
Title: Taxi fares
Post by: George on November 30, 2009, 01:35:51 PM
Quote from: Barny
Don't worry George, it's frost and cold temps for this week!  I wasn't made to be in the cold! Apart from cold beer!

                                                           Barny,
I don't do cold either Barny, it's cold, grey, wet and abysmal down here, beats me how I got out of bed this morning!!  

george...
Title: Taxi fares
Post by: Barny on November 30, 2009, 02:13:16 PM
If you don't get out of bed and go to work, you wont have any money for Plakias and you will end up like Dimitri !! Ha !

                     Barny.
Title: Taxi fares
Post by: George on November 30, 2009, 02:19:29 PM
Quote from: Barny
If you don't get out of bed and go to work, you wont have any money for Plakias and you will end up like Dimitri !! Ha !

                     Barny.
I'll be alright Barny, I've got all those Drachma left over for the holiday and the car/taxi, so I don't have to worry anymore. Next year is sorted financially!!  

george...
Title: Taxi fares
Post by: Barny on November 30, 2009, 02:47:31 PM
That's good news George, I believe the Drachma collection is going well ? Don't forget to leave a tip for the locals? Some may be just starting their own business.

                     Barny.
Title: Taxi fares
Post by: Noopsy on December 08, 2009, 11:29:14 PM
         You two are just too much!          

Noopsy
Title: Taxi fares
Post by: George on December 09, 2009, 08:26:36 AM
Quote from: Barny
That's good news George, I believe the Drachma collection is going well ? Don't forget to leave a tip for the locals? Some may be just starting their own business.

                     Barny.
If I'd known that the good 'ol Dracs were still good, I wouldn't have wasted all those Euros over the years.
And I always leave a tip Barny, I told Freddie not to wear pink!!  

george...
Title: Taxi fares
Post by: Barny on December 09, 2009, 09:31:07 AM
Good tip George and talking of Freddie, Who gave him the tee shirt that reads 'good morning' on one side and 'five euros please' on the back !!
I would start a 'tip' chain off but can't think of any that will not get us in trouble with the locals!

                      Barny.
Title: Taxi fares
Post by: Mike from Sussex on December 09, 2009, 02:44:05 PM
Quote from: George
Quote from: Barny
That's good news George, I believe the Drachma collection is going well ? Don't forget to leave a tip for the locals? Some may be just starting their own business.

                     Barny.
If I'd known that the good 'ol Dracs were still good, I wouldn't have wasted all those Euros over the years.
And I always leave a tip Barny, I told Freddie not to wear pink!!  

george...

And especially not pink crocs, eh George?  
Title: Taxi fares
Post by: George on December 09, 2009, 04:12:02 PM
If our glorious administrator likes them it's ok with me!! OK the pink's a bit iffy, they used to be red, but the sun faded them.

Good Tip!! Don't leave your 'crocs' out in the sunshine!!  Especially if they're red!!

george...
Title: Taxi fares
Post by: Barny on December 09, 2009, 05:50:12 PM
Good tip !  Because if Ali 'gator' hands on them, you would never see them again !

                              Barny.
Title: Taxi fares
Post by: Susan K on January 29, 2010, 01:26:48 PM
Zak has just published his prices for 2009.

Taxi from Heraklion to Plakias last year was 85 Euro. This year 95 Euro.
Title: Taxi fares
Post by: The Lib on May 06, 2010, 09:09:26 AM
Quote from: Susan K
Zak has just published his prices for 2009.

Sounds about right for Crete
Title: Taxi fares
Post by: Susan K on May 06, 2010, 04:46:24 PM
Quote from: The Lib
Quote from: Susan K
Zak has just published his prices for 2009.

Sounds about right for Crete

      Well spotted The Lib
Title: Taxi fares
Post by: Kerstin on May 17, 2010, 11:52:43 AM
Quote from: Susan K
Zak has just published his prices for 2009.

Taxi from Heraklion to Plakias last year was 85 Euro. This year 95 Euro.


For each way we used Zach's service and we were very satisfied.

Yesterday we have seen the prices for petrol and diesel. For petrol you would have to pay around 1,60 until 1,65 Euro
and for Diesel around 1,30 Euro. And these prices will increase during the next weeks. Probably for petrol until 1,80 Euro.