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Athens Sightseeing with Acropolis Museum

Athens Sightseeing with Acropolis Museum
5 hours
USD 78.38
From the Acropolis to Omonia Square, with the half-day sightseeing  and  Acropolis museum tour you'll see all the famous sites of ancient and modern Athens on this comprehensive morning tour. Offering a perfect overview of the modern city, this guided half-day tour will help you get your bearings if this is your first visit to Athens.

Private Walking Tour: Best of Athens

Private Walking Tour: Best of Athens
3 hours
USD 68.16
Experience the best Athens has to offer on this 3-hour private walking tour. From the famous pom pom wearing Presidential guards at the House of Parliament to the site of the first Modern Olympic Games to the atmospheric paved streets of the Plaka.

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Official Athens Airport Taxi Recommendations

IHateTaxis.com has a mixed recommendation on the official Athens Airport taxi service.

A taxi is a convenient Athens airport transfer method, though it's a long drive and can be expensive. There are faster and cheaper Athens Airport transfer methods, such as the metro and bus.

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Official Athens Airport Taxi Rates & Fares

Athens Airport taxi rates given here are in the local currency (EUR or Euro). Use our currency converter or the cheat sheet to the left if you would like to convert to your currency. Drivers may accept USD.

  • Athens Airport has established flat fares for taxi service between the airport and what is referred to as the "Athens City Centre Inner Ring". The flat fare includes all applicable surcharges (you should not be asked to pay extra for luggage).


    The daytime flat fare of EUR 35 applies 05:00-midnight. The night time flat fare of EUR 50 applies midnight-05:00.


    The drive will take about 30 minutes.

Athens Taxi Payment: Cash only
Drivers may accept USD.
Athens Taxi Tipping Recommendation: Tipping optional, Round up to next bill/large coin

Official Athens Airport Taxi Details

Athens Airport Taxi

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Athens airport taxi service runs 24 hours a day. Just go to the taxi queue next to Exit 3 at the Athens Airport arrivals level.


According to Greek law, taxi drivers are required to give you a receipt, upon request, for the amount paid for Athens airport transportation services. The receipt should also indicate the taxi registration number and the driver's name.

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 Athens Airport Taxi Scams

Not a scam, per se, but this is one of the priciest cities in which catch a cab from the airport, by cost per kilometre/mile. In 2013, Athens Airport ranked #13 on The World’s 15 Most Expensive Taxi Rides From the Airport to a City, by Skift Travel IQ.


Ask Before Getting In
As a general rule when taking a Greek taxi, we recommend that you ask the driver the approximate price before you agree to the ride. There are, unfortunately, some drivers who might scam you if you are vulnerable. While taxi fares from the airport are fixed, you should still ask the fare, and reach agreement before proceeding.


Greek Holidays
Look for a scam where a small sign posted inside the cab that says it is a Greek Holiday and therefore rates are higher. While it is true for official holidays, this practice sometimes selectively appears for confused tourists on non-holidays.


Not In Front of Your Hotel
Be suspicious if a driver wants to drop you off at a location close to, but not in front of your hotel ("bad traffic", "hard to park", etc). Drivers who do this may be over charging you and don't want you to get the hotel management involved. Most hotels know the prices and will gladly help a guest who is in dispute with the driver.

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Last Updated: 24 Aug 2016