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Taxis In Kamilari, Kalamaki

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#1 pipsan



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Posted 09 March 2009 - 03:28 PM

Hi there

We are looking at booking Knossos Villa in Kamilari through Simply Travel this summer. It's describes as pretty much in the middle of nowhere with a private pool which sounds perfect, plus you get a hire car. I'm just wondering about the availability of taxis in that area should we want to go out in the evening for a meal without taking the car. Can anyone help? Has anyone stayed there?


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Posted 10 March 2009 - 07:03 PM

Hi Pip! What a nice location you have chosen! The Kamilari village is really beautiful and peaceful, even though it's not really in middle of nowhere. Nearby you have bigger villages like Kalamaki and Matala on the coast (gorgeous long sand beach), and Timbaki and Mires cities in the inland. Calling a taxi from Kalamaki will not be any problem. If you like peaceful locations that are not yet spoiled by the mass tourism on the island, I'm sure you will enjoy Kamilari and the area around!

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Posted 26 March 2009 - 09:30 AM

No problem getting taxis around here, you might want to remember to pick up the number when in Mires, just ask any taxi driver for his card.

Besides... you will have the most fantastic view to the sea from Kamilari. You will surely enjoy it!

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Posted 26 March 2009 - 11:39 AM

I agree, I think Kamilari would be the place I'd settle if I was ever minded to move to Crete. Fantastic views of Psiloriti, of the Messara plain and some of the beast beaches around at Komos etc. A great balance between village life with excellent resources nearby.
I seem to remember a taxi around in the square from time to time, and in your travels, as suggested, pick up a card or two for future use- or just ask one of the locals, all very friendly.

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Posted 30 April 2009 - 11:58 AM

Thank you all for the helpful replies. Very much looking forward to my holiday - sounds wonderful there! And good news on the taxi front.