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20 minute gap between transfers
Following each ride, our drivers have at least 20 minutes to thoroughly clean the surfaces of the car and ventilate the cabin.
Regular Car Sanitisation
Our drivers thoroughly sanitise and disinfect cars according to Welcome Safety Protocol
When you book, you can request to have zero contact with the driver during the transfer with just one click. In this case, the driver won’t help you with your luggage or shake hands.
Sanitiser in every car
We provide hand sanitisers and hand wipes for all our travellers. Our drivers have their own sanitiser, which they use before and after every ride
There’s no better way to explore the beautiful island of Paros than in a convenient and air-conditioned taxi. Getting from point A to point B in a Paros taxi is not only affordable, but the quickest way to travel. You can choose to hail a taxi from the street, walk to a taxi rank or call one of the local radio taxi companies.
Base fare – €3
Rate per km – €0.68
Hand picked & english speaking drivers
Same price as a regular Taxi from the line
Drivers are always on time
24/7 Email & Phone support
Cost of a Paros Taxi
The price of taxis in Paros are monitored by the Greek government, so are heavily regulated. If you are embarking on a short journey, you will pay the minimum fare of €3.40, however, for longer journeys, you will be charged using a taximeter based on distance. There are two different price points per km depending on what time of day you travel, at night the cost is doubled.
Base fare – €3
Price per km day (05:00 to 24:00) – €0.68
Price per km night (24:00 to 05:00) – €1.36
Minimum fare – €3.40
It’s worth noting that your driver may add on extra charges for things such as any luggage over 10kg (€0.40), a surcharge for pickup from the train station, bus station and port (€1.07), and waiting for one hour (€10.85).
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How to get a taxi in Paros
It couldn’t be easier to get a taxi in Paros. You can choose to hail one from the street, walk to a taxi rank of even call a local radio taxi company. Most official Paros taxis are silver with a TAXI sign on top. When a taxi is free, they will usually light up the sign on top. If you choose to hail a taxi in the street, be sure to check the sign is lit up and then wave your arm at the driver. It’s worth noting that sometimes there may be someone else already in the taxi that stops for you. This happens often on the small Greek islands but the driver will drop you off after he takes the first passenger to their destination.
If you’d prefer to walk to one of the taxi ranks, you can usually spot them thanks to a sign saying “Piatsa” or a long line of Paros taxis. Ranks are located all around the city, at popular tourist attractions, major beaches, the port and the bus station.
Booking your Paros taxi in advance
During high-season, finding a taxi in Paros can be extremely difficult, with waits up to an hour. If you’d like to enjoy all the beautiful scenes of Paros, booking your taxi in advance is definitely recommended. We suggest booking your Paros taxi in advance with Welcome Pickups to secure unbeatable set-rate fees, English-speaking drivers and world-class service.
Paros Taxi Tips
- Sticking out your thumb to stop a taxi could be considered an insult in Greece, be sure to wave with your full hand instead.
- Many taxi drivers in Paros smoke while driving. If this is an issue for you, be sure to state that before entering the taxi if your driver is a smoker.
- Make sure your Paros taxi driver resets the taximeter before you begin your journey.
- Asking for a set-price from a local taxi may end up more expensive than using a taximeter. Keep this in mind when planning your trips.
- Baby seats aren't provided as standard, but you may fit your own for free.
Wheelchair Accessible Taxis in Paros
Unfortunately, standard taxis in Paros don’t have wheelchair accessibility. You may fold and store your chair in the back, but lifts and ramps aren’t usually available. Having said this, there are certain tour companies and private Paros taxi operators that do offer this service, providing fully wheelchair accessible vehicles. If you need a car with a lift or ramp, we suggest contacting these companies in advance.
Paros taxi complaints and safety
All taxis in Greece are monitored by the government. This includes the taxis on Paros island. Having said this, sometimes you may experience a rude driver or even be a victim of a scam. If this does happen, be sure to mark down your driver’s name, ID number, the taxi number and ask for your receipt. You can then take this information to the Tourist Police at Parikia Paros, Maurogenous sq, 84400 or by calling +30 228 402 1673.