Heraklion Airport Taxi
Taxis — Taxis in Heraklion are relatively cheap at 1.20 Euro per km. When leaving and traveling to the airport, you may incur a slight surcharge for the service. Surcharges are also applicable throughout the city on holidays such as Easter and Christmas
Tips for avoiding taxi scams in Heraklion
- Book online — The best way to avoid scams from taxis when leaving the aiport is to book online. The websites are super helpful because you don’t have to worry about the fare changing and the payment is secured ahead of time. All you have to do is get in and go!
- Don’t pay cash in advance — When you take a taxi ride in Heraklion, you should not be paying until the end. If your driver asks for up-front payment stand your ground and insist that you pay at the end. Take another taxi if they refuse to drive until you pay.
- Check the fares & meter — Throughout the city, you may find designated taxi areas. At these stops, there is likely to be a sign posted with the taxi fares. Make sure your taxi driver is following the posted fare. Also, when you get into the taxi, make sure you check that the meter is working properly and was nor running before you got into the car.
- Know your route — Even though you may be in a new city, it is important that you know exactly where you are going when you get in your taxi. Don’t be afraid to pull up the GPS on your phone to the shortest or most convenient route and follow along with your driver. You don’t want to be taken advantage of! Stand your ground and don’t be afraid to speak up to your driver.
- Dress down — If you look like you have extra cash to spare, you might put yourself at risk for swindling. Dress casually and only keep smaller bills in your wallet, especially if it’s going to be in view of the driver.
Tipping taxis in Crete is not required but it is always appreciated by the driver. Many of them speak English and will do their best to accommodate you.
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If you ever feel unsafe, call the Heraklion police at +30 281 027 4000
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