Of course there are honest taxi drivers but unfortunately there are also taxi drivers that ask too much for the trip. This can be easily avoided. Discuss the price before you get in. Then it will not be a surprise when you arrive on your destination.
Be sure you don't pay too much. The average price in Side for about 4-5 km. is 8 euro. (most of the time from the hotel to the center of Side) Make sure the taxi driver switches on the meter if available in the taxi.
And extra: Most taxi drivers are driving quite wild. Hold on and fasten the seatbelt.
Musician Conman Beggarman Thief
This man goes by the name of Volkan he is not from the planet Vulcan but is totally without emotions he plays(pretends to uses pc to produce music) in beach bars and resturants .He lives by conning women usually european into helping him to set up businesses either bar or music shop can be charming but he is a liar and totally without honour.Once the victim wises up to him he resorts to blackmail usually in the form of recordings which he takes of all conversations and threatens to go to the jandarme (let him ) .