The majority of official taxis on Paros are silver and have the word ‘TAXI’ written on the roof. When a cab is available, the sign on the roof is usually lighted. Make sure the taxi sign is lit and raise your hand to inform the driver while hailing a taxi on the street. It’s a good idea to keep in mind that the cab you’ve stopped may already have another passenger. This is a common occurrence on small islands. After arriving at the first passenger’s destination, the driver will drop you off.
If you prefer, you can find a Paros taxi rank by looking for a sign that says “Piatsa” or by looking for a long taxi wait. “Piatsa” can be found around the city, including at well-known tourist destinations, major beaches, the harbor, and the bus terminal.
The cost of a taxi in Paros
Taxi rates in Paros are regulated by the government, therefore there is a lot of oversight. If your travel is short, you will only have to pay the €3.40 minimum fare. You will be charged a taxi meter based on the distance for lengthier journeys. Depending on the time of your journey, there are two alternative charges per kilometre. The fee is doubled at night.
3 € for a flag drop
During the day (05:00 to 24:00), the price per kilometer is 0.68 €.
At night (from 24:00 to 05:00), the price per kilometer is 1,36 Euros.
3.40 Euros is the minimum fare.
It’s a good idea to keep in mind that there may be additional fees, such as for luggage weighing more than 10 kg (0,40 €), pick-up from the bus station or port (1,07 €), and one hour of waiting time (10,85 €).