UBER: uberX in Athens
Starting from a simple idea, getting around with a simple touch of a button, Uber has become a global app that facilitates 15 million trips per day in more than 600 cities across 65 countries.
Since launching in Greece in 2015, uberX has become one of Athens’ most popular options to move safely around the city. More than 450,000 locals and tourists from around the world have booked rides through our app.
However, new local regulations were voted on recently with provisions that impact ridesharing services. We have to assess if and how we can operate within this new framework and so will be suspending uberX in Athens from next Tuesday until we can find an appropriate solution. We hope to work with all local stakeholders to find a way to enable Greeks to enjoy the benefits of modern technologies like Uber.
Uber remains committed to Greece and we will continue to offer uberTAXI in Athens. Over the coming days we will do everything we can to support the partners and drivers who have relied on our app over the past few years.
Source: UBER Blog