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Offline JaneGary

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Car hire
« on: February 14, 2019, 06:08:43 PM »
After numerous visits to Plakias over the past 27 years some friends are joining us in June. As usual we will hire a car from Autoholidays at Chania airport as we've always found them good and cheap. However on the off chance we need a second car for separate trips I was wondering what the car-hire places were like in Plakias. Any recommendations gratefully received.

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Re: Car hire
« Reply #1 on: February 14, 2019, 06:34:30 PM »
Iíve used Moto Auto Plakias for more years than I care to remember.  Never had an issue and always reliable.  Alianthos Car Hire also reputable I believe.

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Re: Car hire
« Reply #2 on: February 14, 2019, 06:41:21 PM »
When we've hired a car in Plakias, we have used Alianthos car hire. They are quite good, but a bit pricey. I believe that there are other companies in Plakias, but lately we have used a car with pick up at the airport. Autorentals are very good. We pre-book on line.

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Re: Car hire
« Reply #3 on: February 17, 2019, 09:56:24 AM »
We've used both Alianthos and Monza over the years. Both were reliable..

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Re: Car hire
« Reply #4 on: February 18, 2019, 10:20:58 PM »
We've used Monza a couple of times recently and have been very satisfied - good cars and very laid back attitude.

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Re: Car hire
« Reply #5 on: February 28, 2019, 10:28:06 AM »
I would strongly recommend Moto Plakias. Local company, great service!

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Re: Car hire
« Reply #6 on: February 28, 2019, 11:42:05 AM »
I recommend Moto Auto Plakias. The also provide cars from the airport.

maplakia@otenet.gr

+30 2832 031785


P.S. During the shutdown in the winter they work hard to provide for the local cats and dogs.

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Re: Car hire
« Reply #7 on: March 10, 2019, 11:26:07 PM »
Thanks all for your advice!

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Re: Car hire
« Reply #8 on: June 04, 2019, 04:31:35 PM »
Hi all, I am also looking to hire a car from the airport and drop off there, 10 days hire next week from 11th June. I have looked at a few of the suggestions and also Goldcar via Jet2 after booking my flight.
Auto Holidays had a price of E220 which is E22 per day which seems fair however I can't work out which insurance is included and what is not and whether I need the extra insurance which I believe covers the excess.

Monza had a price of E148 and included:
Theft and Fire Protection ( T.P.).
Personal Accident Insurance ( P.A.I.).
Third Party Insurance ( T.P.I. ) as per international insurance policy.
Collision Damage Waiver ( C.D.W.)

So I wonder whether I need an extra policy as is a lot lower than Auto Holidays price.

Goldcar gave a price of £102 plus £68 for a full policy which all also seems reasonable but still not sure what is covered.

Does anyone have a simple idea on what is needed and what is to be avoided, as I don't want any nasty charges.
I last hired a car in Kos and the price was E26 per day all in but I believe that it still had an excess of £300 for damage.

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Re: Car hire
« Reply #9 on: June 04, 2019, 07:27:52 PM »
Don't go with gold car, too many hidden charges. We have used Auto Rentals Crete and have been very satisfied. No hidden charges. Fully insured. Meet and greet at airport.

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Re: Car hire
« Reply #10 on: June 04, 2019, 07:31:00 PM »
We go Along with that.
Avoid Gold Car at any cost !!

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Re: Car hire
« Reply #11 on: June 04, 2019, 09:04:59 PM »
I have heard bad reports about them too if I recall.
When you say fully insured Yvonne, do you mean you still pay nothing even if you say clip the wing mirror or something minor?

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Re: Car hire
« Reply #12 on: June 04, 2019, 09:17:46 PM »
Person Accident Insurance
Full Insurance (C.D.W.) no excess
Theft-Fire insurance with no excess
Insurance for tyres, underside of car, for glasses & mirrors with no excess

So I guess it does, the price for a small car is E238 for 10 days.

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Re: Car hire
« Reply #13 on: June 04, 2019, 09:39:01 PM »
Is that with auto rentals? Whoever it is, it's a bargain at 23 euros a day.

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Re: Car hire
« Reply #14 on: June 05, 2019, 07:33:52 AM »
Autoway do similar deal at similar price.

John