Taxi cars in Athens are yellow with illuminated sign marked “TAXI” on top. One can stop taxis in Greece by simply raising a hand or go to a Taxi stands (piatsa) which are located in many parts in Athens. It may occur that the taxi already has passengers inside or board other people during the ride, as it is common to share taxis, in Greece. This practice is usual in Athens, not in the small towns.
When the sign on top is lighted, the taxi is available for hire.
There is a minimum fare for the short taxi rides and then the price is settled by the meter. Taxis in Greece double their fares between midnight and 05:00 am. Also note that there is an extra charge for picking up from the ports, train and bus stations but also for luggages.