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Greece’s ‘Boutique Hotel’ Certification Officially Available via Online Platform

The “boutique hotels” certification platform of the Hellenic Chamber of Hotels will officially launch on December 11.

Erdogan and Tsipras Agree to Disagree

A series of "touchy" bilateral issues topped the agenda of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s meeting with Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras in Athens on Thursday.

Tusk: Brexit Challenge Still Ahead, Next Phase for Talks

Satisfied with the progress made in Brexit talks thus far, European Council President Donald Tusk said the most difficult challenge still lies ahead.

Greek Hoteliers Say Short-term Rental Law Null

Greek hoteliers expressed their doubts over whether a new law can control Airbnb-like operations and curb illegal activity.

Greece Moves Ahead with Rules for Airbnb-type Rentals

The rules property owners in Greece need to follow in order to legally rent out their homes or apartments for the short-term were officially made public.

Bill Foresees New Casinos for Crete, Mykonos and Santorini

A new bill that foresees the granting of licenses for new casinos and the relocation of existing ones, has been put up for public consultation in Greece.

Malta Invites Greece to Help Boost Tourism Demand in the Mediterranean

Malta President Marie-Louise Coleiro Preca has requested for Greece's cooperation in joint actions to boost tourism demand in the Mediterranean.

Greece, India Ink Air Services Deal

Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Kotzias and his Indian counterpart signed an air services agreement for the launch of direct flights between the two countries.

Greek Beaches to Offer Accessibility via Ramps by 2018

Beaches across Greece will be fitted with boardwalks and sea ramps by next summer, according to the Greek Social Policy Bureau.

Airbnb Hosts in Greece to Face Hefty Fines for Failure to Enroll in Registry

Hosts in Greece leasing out their properties through sharing economy platforms are now required by law to enroll in an electronic registry.

Germany Says Security Checks to Continue, Greece Must Do its Part

Passengers traveling from Greece to Germany will continue to be subject to tight security checks within the airports’ Schengen arrivals area.

Airbnb Hosts in Greece will Have to Register their Property

Individuals in Greece interested in renting out their property for the short term through Airbnb-type platforms will have to enroll in a new electronic registry.

Greece’s Consumer Protection Body Tables New Trade Show Rules

Commercial and international trade fairs will be subject to new regulations, according to a bill drawn up by Greece’s Trade and Consumer Protection body.

Greece, Germany, EU to Meet Over Strict Airport Controls

The issue of passengers from Greece being subject to rigid security checks at German airports will be discussed between EU, Germany and Greece authorities.

European Council Amends Schengen Area Entry/Exit System

The European Council has adopted a regulation amending the Schengen border code in relation to the entry-exit system.

New Levy to Burden Watercraft Owners Docking in Greece

A levy to be imposed on all types of sea craft, the so-called recreational and day boat tax or TEPAI, will further burden marine tourism, sector professionals say.

Airbnb Says ‘No’ to Greece’s Calls for Rental Data

Airbnb says it will share its property rental data only through a valid legal request pursuant to national and European data privacy laws.

Greek Finance Minister Eases Capital Controls

Individuals wishing to open a new bank account can now do so after a decision by Greek Finance Minister Euclid Tsakalotos to further ease capital controls.

Greece’s Economic Chamber Says Reduced Island Tax Status an EU Provision

The Economic Chamber of Greece is calling on the government to retain the special tax status applicable on Greek islands.

EU Funds for Tourism at €120m, Applications Open in December 

A total of 120m euros has been earmarked for the establishment of new and the completion of incomplete tourism enterprises, while applications open in December.