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Offline ray and irene

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« on: November 25, 2007, 11:43:47 AM »
Trying to go independent and would like some information on the cost of a taxi from Hereklion airport to Plakias.

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« Reply #1 on: November 25, 2007, 01:22:13 PM »
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Trying to go independent and would like some information on the cost of a taxi from Hereklion airport to Plakias.

Hello Ray and Irene, welcome to the site.  

If you look at Plakias Forums>Plakias>Holiday Companies there is a topic called Taxi/Car Hire from Heraklion Airport. This will probably give you all the information you need.
Good luck with your planning.

Peter&Dawn

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« Reply #2 on: November 25, 2007, 05:29:01 PM »
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Trying to go independent and would like some information on the cost of a taxi from Hereklion airport to Plakias.

It's about 80 Euro's
If you have an early flight, you could take a taxi to Heraklion bus station and then go by bus.
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« Reply #3 on: November 25, 2007, 07:22:14 PM »
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Trying to go independent and would like some information on the cost of a taxi from Hereklion airport to Plakias.

Hello Ray and Irene, welcome to the site.  

If you look at Plakias Forums>Plakias>Holiday Companies there is a topic called Taxi/Car Hire from Heraklion Airport. This will probably give you all the information you need.
Good luck with your planning.

Peter&Dawn


thanks Peter& Dawn,
New to this Forum just trying to find our way round


Steven
Thanks, what is the distance from the Airport to the bus station
Ray

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« Reply #4 on: November 25, 2007, 08:40:32 PM »
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Steven
Thanks, what is the distance from the Airport to the bus station
Ray

Ray,

The price of 80 euro must be a special deal with taxis that are pre-booked from Plakias. I suspect that if you took a regular taxi from the airport, it would be much more.

Last year I paid 10 euro for a taxi from the airport into the centre of Heraklion, which was a bit further than to the bus station - this was late at night after the last bus had left. You have to take a bus from Heraklion to Rethymnon and another from Rethymnon to Plakias. There are only about 4 buses per day from Rethymnon to Plakias. The bus fare from Heraklion to Plakias will be about 15 euro per person.

If you are young and fit, and want to do things on the cheap, you can get a bus from the airport into Heraklion but beware it doesn't stop very near the bus station - it stops about 5-10 minutes walk away but I've done it dragging a suitcase.

Greecemad

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« Reply #5 on: November 27, 2007, 01:52:16 PM »
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Trying to go independent and would like some information on the cost of a taxi from Hereklion airport to Plakias.
In 2006 and earlier years there was an information board in the arrivals hall at Heraklion displaying taxi prices and in 2006 I think it was €75, so the €80 already quoted sounds about right. I would confirm this with the driver before you commit yourself.

Mike

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« Reply #6 on: November 27, 2007, 04:06:57 PM »
from Rowena on this thread

taxis etc thread


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We often arrive at stupid hours the last 2 years due to delays. It's no problem to get a Taxi but I would suggest you pre book one from Plakias the guy we use is Eftihios his number is 00306973038202  he will charge 75 euro's probably 85 at those times.

Car hire not a problem either but pre book it from the UK, Contact the Alianthos in Plakias they can provide a hire car & driver to take you down to plakias which means there is no worrying about the drive late at night.

Hope thats useful

Rowena


and there's Zac, someone will have his number

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« Reply #7 on: November 27, 2007, 07:12:01 PM »
Zach number is in the article system under taxis (yes) recommended by me.

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