Athens taxis are invariably yellow, city taxis mostly maroon and local taxis grey. Generally, taxis are fairly plentiful but, at peak times, e.g. in the evening and on airport days, they can be in great demand. Taxi sharing is quite normal so, if you’re wanting a taxi and you see one going in the right general direction, hail it – if there’s room the driver will take you. You’ll still pay the normal fare, as will the other passengers, but you won’t still be stood around waiting. Either agree the price beforehand or, better still, ensure the meter is running. On Kefalonia the taxi drivers tend not to use the meter, rather they have set charges for, e.g: Airport - Skala, Skala – Katelios, etc.
additional charge for taxis working from
the rank at airports and also for large amounts of luggage. By law,
taxi drivers are now required to issue a printed receipt (by law, it's
compulsory to wear a seatbelt in a car, a crash helmet on a motorbike -
Taxi drivers tend to operate from where there's most business so, if you're staying in Skala, Lassi or Argostoli you should find taxis. Out of the busier resorts, e.g. if you're staying in Katelios or Poros, you might have to 'phone for a taxi - usually the bars / tavernas, etc will do this for you if asked nicely. If you arrange a return journey with a taxi driver be sure to get a business card with their cell 'phone number on it.