Car Rental Cyprus
Everytime we get away on our adventures we want to make the most of everything possible to see and do, the best way to this self-guided adventure holiday is by hiring a car. This way you aren’t tied to the schedule of a booked excursion and can find sites far away from the normal tourist route that aren’t so regularly explored.
Family Ran Car Hire
We always hire a car from a local business whenever we travel to help boost the local economy and that way we know exactly where our money is going. On this occasion after a bit of research about car hire in cyprus we decided to go with Cosmos car hire based in Larnaca with pickup and drop off available at the airport.
Great Customer Service
They were extremely quick with replying to emails about questions about the process and their website made it super easy to see the cars available and the prices. They were the best priced car hire on the island with the best customer service, so we were really grateful we found them. Before we departed the UK we just went on their website, chose the car we liked with the pickup and drop off location and we were booked in.
Larnaca Airport Pickup
Upon arrival Tina from their team was at the airport by the arrivals area with a sign so we didn’t have to hunt about trying to find an office after a long flight from Heathrow. We completed the final few bits of paperwork on a tablet which made the process stress free and saved having to go through loads of paper. The deposit was only 300 euros for the car we hired which was very reasonable and the hire price was only 129 euros for a weeks hire. We felt comfortable giving them the deposit as all their reviews had shown how fair they are with their deposits unlike some care hire companies that always try to snatch the deposit for the smallest scratch. With Cosmos we felt they were understanding for normal wear and tear like stone chips and any small marks which meant we didn’t have to worry and could enjoy seeing the sights of Cyrpus.
Quick & Easy Process
Once all the paperwork was completed Tina took us outside and brought the car around so we could jump straight in it, we did a quick review of any marks or damage to the vehicle. They had also kindly provided a USB phone charger and the petrol was full so we could start exploring. The great thing about hiring a car in Cyprus for us Brits is they drive on the left, so it didn’t take any time to get used to driving there.
Exploring Cyprus by Car
During our week we took the car everywhere, from the Bath of Aphrodites and Akamas Gorge to the highest point on the island, Mount Olympus. We also had one big tour day where we visited several sites in one go including some of the oldest monasteries, venetian bridges and waterfalls, you can read about that here, One day tour in Cyprus. The car was reliable, easy to drive, had keyless entry and air conditioning so we could chill out when it got a bit hot outside, a great little runabout when you just want to see the sights.
Car Return & Drop Off
After all our adventuring in Cyprus came the time to return the car, the night before we got a text message from British Airways saying our return flight was delayed by two hours, this was great news as it meant we could get two hours extra sleep! So I WhatsApp’d Cosmos Car hire to ask if we could return the vehicle later, they messaged back straight away saying this would be fine. Just little things like this can make a massive difference to your car hire experience. On the final morning for the car return we just drove to the departures drop off area at the airport, a rep from Cosmos was there waiting and helped us with our bags to unload the car. After a quick chat and vehicle inspection he immediately returned the vehicle deposit using his tablet and wished us well on our journey home.