Cheap car hire in corfu
Renting a car:
Corfu has many well kept secrets, mostly undiscovered by visitors.
Inland, its old traditional villages are surrounded by evergreen
olive and cypress trees, and in the coast many picturesque beaches
and coves remain deserted. Excursions take you to some of these
places, but the most relaxing way is to rent a car.
Thanassis from Tsaros Car rental has been operating for over 6 years.
We asked him why visitors should choose to hire a car, even for one
day and this is what he had to say.
Having your own transport means that you have the freedom to do
what you like at your leisure. There are many great places in Corfu
that a bus will not take you. The 12th century Monastery of Ipsili
is a prime example. You can get there by car but not by bus' Driving
through a small village like Rachtades with its narrow streets,
you can stop when you want and enjoy a coffee or a drink for around
35 pence in the small square, in company with the locals. Take
a stroll around the villages back streets and experience their
everyday Life. A car is your best option to get you there.
Or how about visiting a small cove with no one around but you.
Head for a local supermarket and stock up with some local delicacies
- salami, feta cheese, fresh bread, olives and dips, but most importantly
some local wine, then follow a small track into an olive grove with
beautiful sea views. Spread out a blanket and enjoy a picnic with
your partner or with your family and friends.
Then at night visit inland villages and enjoy dinner in a Taverna
where the locals eat.
We have some good advice. 'Visitors driving a hired car have to
remember that as they are here on holiday they have all the time
in the world. Proceeding slowly and admiring the view while 20
frustrated drivers crawl behind them is not a very good idea. Locals
are in a hurry to get to work and since they know the roads well
they can travel faster than visitors. Unfortunately our roads have
not changed much during the last 20 years. There are no overtaking
lanes and the minor roads can be very narrow. so remember to think
of your fellow road users, and when someone is behind you pull
to the side of the road and let them past. Even just one car.
Then remember always to drive in the right hand side of the road.
It is very, easy to get used to, and within 10 minutes you will
be switching over without any problems.
In the hotter months of July
and August it's best to choose an air-conditioned car, especially
if you have children. 'When you overtake a bike or a car peep slightly on
your horn let them know you are there.
'Don't forget siesta time.
Inland villages are dead at that time. Early mornings and late afternoons
is the best time to catch the locals going to and from their land.
Remember the locals have a nap at siesta time so don't use your horn
too much in the afternoon hours.
'When going around curves with poor
visibility use your horn, and keep your music down so you can hear
other cars beeping.
'Remember that when approaching a car parked on
your side of the road, give way to cars coming the opposite direction.
in general be careful and courteous and have a good holiday.'