HIRING a car on holiday is not as easy and as straightforward as YOU might think - even though the For Hire signs may be appealing and appear to be competitive. Before you even consider renting a vehicle there are several points you should bear in mind:
When you hire a vehicle you should not be tempted by price alone because that could be fatal whether you are in Greece, Spain, Turkey or even Britain. Having been to Kardamena twice a year for the last 14 years I know who I can trust and I know who I can put my faith in.
Going for the cheapest may mean you are hiring a vehicle that has not been serviced professionally and that means the frightening possibility of faulty brakes, clapped out engine or even dangerous tyres. If you want to enjoy your holiday, then make sure you go to a reputable hire company like Manos in Kardamena.
They are arguably the most reliable hire operator you could use and are just a stones throw from the main square. You will be greeted by an English voice anyway because Veronica is a true Brit who has been here for years and pride's herself on honesty and integrity.
There is no shortage of choice and the company prides itself on having:
I learned my lessons about car hire when I first started coming here.
I stayed in Tigaki and hired a car for the day to travel round the island. I got as far as Kos Town and the vehicle broke down.
It took me all day to get someone out to rescue me and since then I have always hired at Manos - without any problems whatsoever.
Freelance Journalist and Editor of City Sport & Leisure magazine