Car hire advice please!

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vanessa
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Car hire advice please!

Post by vanessa » Wed Jun 17, 2020 11:58 pm

Hi! Advice please! We are planning to fly to Athens next May and have 3 nights there then we are booked into apartments in Stoupa. We have only ever flown to Kalamata before but wanted to explore a bit. Ideally we want to hire a car in Athens as we leave - drive down via Corinth and have a few hours there to explore ancient Corinth and see canal - then return car at end of our time in Stoupa to Kalamata airport (As planning to fly back from here) this makes it a one way hire which is more expensive - other option is to get bus from Athens to Kalamata and then hire car and drive back up to Corinth but seems pointless as we’d already have passed it on way down on bus??
Any advice/suggested hire companies welcome - we are travelling with our 2 children 10&6. Thanks so much! Vanessa

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Re: Car hire advice please!

Post by Paul » Fri Jun 19, 2020 6:09 pm

Hi Vanessa, we last rented from Athens with Athens Car Rental (https://www.athens-carrental.com/site/a ... ar_book/en) in 2015, whom we had used on previous occasions. They were always waiting to greet us at the airport (on arrival and return, we never did a one way hire) and back then, were very competitive with prices and the vehicles were always clean an acceptable. We never took prices from the website, always contacting by email or phone for a quote. We used them several times as well as Auto Union (via https://www.economycarrentals.com/en-gb) and were happy with them also but they required courtesy bus to and from their depot to collect the car, which, although fairly straightforward, added an unnecessary element. I hope that helps.

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Re: Car hire advice please!

Post by cav-gas » Sun Jun 21, 2020 4:35 pm

We have friends who fly into Athens to stay a few days in Nafplio,last year they uses Napolean car hire in Stoupa Maria delivered the car to them at the airport they then drove down to stoupa a few days later for the rest of their holiday and returned the car at the airport in Kalamata. I would advise as you have said to have the car when you have finished your trip into Athens, you can then pick up at the airport a lot easier for your drive to Stoupa as its close to the motorway,

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Re: Car hire advice please!

Post by cav-gas » Tue Jun 23, 2020 9:23 am

Apologies Vanessa you did say you wanted to hire after your trip into Athens

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