last week my wife and i took a taxi from the airport to nea ionia where we live. it was about 23.00 so it was single rate.. the taxi asked us to pay the tolls... he made complaints about waiting 3 hours in line..well this is not our problem!!he wasnt waiting for us!! when we reached home the meter said 22 euros (no luggage!!)
he said that the normal prise is 35 euros but because we paid tolls he asked 30!30 is the prise for downtown athens not to the northern suburbs!!! but who could argue with an albanian taxi driver nearly 00:00 just outside his place! where could i find a policeman?????
i know we were ripped off!! i wrote a letter to he airport in proposing them to have kiosk where travellers can nagotiate the prise which the driver has to accept!!This system already exists in prague and bangkok!!!if taxi drivers dont accept it then the airport should not allow pick ups and drop offs from those that dont accept it!!
if this heppened to me it can happen to anyone so pls be very carefull and now that the metro reopened think twice of getting a taxi!it is time they are controlled!!