Striking taxi owners in Patras give cruiseship arrivals free sightseeing tour

Striking taxi owners in the western port city of Patras on Tuesday decided to break from the blockades of ports and airports staged by colleagues around the country for the past four weeks and decided to take tourists on free sightseeing tours themselves.
Tens of taxis went to the new Patras port on Tuesday and awaited the arrival of a cruiseship from Cyprus.
They informed the disembarking passengers of their ongoing strike and other mobilisations and gave the travelers free rides to Patras and a tour of the city's sites.
The cab owners said that this was their way of helping the tourism sector, a major contributor to the Greek economy and currently in peak season, which has been hard-hit by the economic crisis and recession, but also the taxi strike.

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