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Although cars made their appearance in Greece at about 1900, special transportation of people in Corfu started at 1919. Twelve cars made their début on the streets of Corfu. The times were difficult. The use of cars at that time was almost forbidden. The financial competition was great. In 1920 the first transport company in Corfu was established. The place of this was Christidis car station.

In1929 from the police department licences for the very first cargo taxis were issued with routes specified by the police. In 1934 taxis were established. Cargo taxis where evolved to means of public transportation (buses). Licences for taxis were issued much later when conventional vehicles carrying people where legalized.

 

taximeterIn 1963 the government legalized “pirate” cars turning them into taxis. The fleet then increased dramatically for that time. Taxis were at that time the only way to offer visitors quality transport services. The famous “caravans” were created transporting tourists of that time sightseeing throughout the island. In 1967 the dictatorship issued taxi licences massively. In 1970 in urban areas the meter was established by law and used. Right after the fall of the dictators the city of Corfu had 146 taxi cars and the surrounding areas about 30.

In 1972 the co-operation of the taxi owners was established called “Taxiarxis”. There were 6 taxi stations created. In every station there was a phone for the best service of the customers.

The need for quality services was and remains the main drive of this co-operation.

In 1983 the Radiotaxi of Corfu was founded, one of the very first Radio taxi network of Greece. There were no rules no legislation no framework by the government but we made it. In 1987 the state issued a bill the 482 P/D. At that time the Union of Radiotaxi Owners of Corfu was established continuing to provide upgraded services to all passengers and members. The need for high quality services was of most importance.

After constant talks with the government the legislation was finally taking shape. The union was then transformed into a co-operation and further development was now feasible.

Today the co-op has 187 taxis all of new technology respecting the environment. It has 8 staff members running the office and has the capacity to sign transport agreements.

Our Radio Taxi broadcast centre is fully equipped. Our experienced staff is always polite and willing to satisfy any transport requests by the customers. Our fleet covers at a satisfactory level all the transport needs.


Future plans

  • Privately owned headquarters and facilities

 

  • Founding and operation of general tourism office

 

  • 7 seat limouzineservice

 

  • satelite fleet management
 
 
Radio Taxi Services Drives Tourism