/ Kalymnos car hire

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keithlambley on 21 Apr 2013
Does any one know of alternative car hire companies on Kalymnos ?

Other than "Kalymnos Rent" in Massouri/Myrties/Pothia whose prices are astronomic.

The other option is to get a car from Kos airport but some companies donít let you take the car on the ferry or charge a supplementary insurance for the privilege of taking the car on the ferry.
In reply to keithlambley:

I don't know "Kalymnos Rent". We have used Automarket for a few years, they have an office close to the harbour. Mike Kardoulis is a great bloke and some negotiation is possible if you are there for a couple of weeks or longer and it isn't peak season.
The better a deal you get, the more of a banger he gives you - which has always suited us!

http://www.kalymnoscars.gr/index_en.html


Chris
Dave Musgrove - on 21 Apr 2013
In reply to keithlambley:

Have you been to Kaly before? If not, and depending where you are staying, you are probably better off managing with the local buses and from Massouri or Myrties you can walk to many of the best crags. If you are planning to climb on Telendos for a couple of days, as most parties seem to do now, then your car will just be sitting by the jetty all day. If you want to climb in the Vathy valley (E.T, Rockland etc.) or Paliosonas Bay and/or Secret Garden then either hire bikes or a car just for 2 or three days. With a little forward planning this works out much cheaper.

A car is only really necessary if you staying at Kantouni or Panormas but even here the buses can be used with a little more disciplined planning. The buses are very cheap.

Dave
keithlambley on 22 Apr 2013
In reply to Chris Craggs: Thanks for that contact, the prices are much the same as Kalymnos Rent which have offices in Massouri / Myrties

http://www.kalymnosrent.com/en/index.html

Renting from Kos airport is about a third of the cost but then there are extras to insure the car on the ferry crossing and of course the cost of the ferry itself.

keithlambley on 22 Apr 2013
In reply to Dave Musgrove:

I have been to Kalymnos several times and we just find having a car is convenient, actually for 4 people it works out cheaper than 2 scooters.
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In reply to keithlambley:
> (In reply to Chris Craggs) Thanks for that contact, the prices are much the same as Kalymnos Rent which have offices in Massouri / Myrties
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> http://www.kalymnosrent.com/en/index.html
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> Renting from Kos airport is about a third of the cost but then there are extras to insure the car on the ferry crossing and of course the cost of the ferry itself.

I used the Kos price as a 'lever' when I 1st booked with Automarket and got a great deal - must be worth a try?

Chris

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