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taxi/cab/car service from airport to Plaka Athens

There are 5 of us. 3 adults and two children almost 5 and 7 y/o. our flight arrives at about 9:45 am and we need a cab to our hotel. as of right now, we are trying to bring the following suitcase 31inch, 29inch and a duffle bag. all three will be checked in. we will have one carry on rolling bag, a stroller (umbrella stroller) and our backpacks. what would be the best and practical way to get into Athens, I rather not take public transport at that point. Am I right. how do i reserve a car, how far in advance. we will be in Athens on Aug 15th. A month away!!

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Taxis are flat rate to downdown Athens. You could get a larger one. Maybe someone else will offer a private driver which we usually do. However, the taxis were easy to get and not very expensive even if you had to split into two taxis.

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We really liked Welcome Pickups in Athens. It's a very professional outfit. Putting your information into their website (anonymously) they quote 76E for a minivan pickup. That's for up to 8 people and 8 pieces of luggage. I think they charged 38E from the city center to the airport for a single cab (2 people, 2 small luggage, 2 backpacks) when we transferred on a Saturday last month from the Philippos hotel near the acropolis to the airport.

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Another vote for Welcome. We’ve used them three times in the last couple of years and been very satisfied.

Alan