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Greek September Sees Hotel Rates Rise

Hotel rates at popular destinations across Greece have increased by 22 percent for the month of September, according to a Trivago report.

‘Sweet Summer’ for Airbnb, Emerging as Top Choice for Tourists

All the more travelers are opting for short stay accommodation in private homes, according to data released recently by hospitality platform Airbnb.

Greek Hotel Group Lampsa Eyes Central Athens Ventures

Greek hotels group Lampsa SA is expecting in the immediate future the go-ahead via competitions for two projects in the heart of Athens.
Posted On 31 Aug 2017

Five-star Tax Dodgers Uncovered by Greek Revenue Inspectors

Greek tax inspectors recently proceeded with checks to over 700 accommodation facilities, including five-star hotels and rooms to let, throughout Greece.
Posted On 17 Aug 2017

Greece Hotels Under Public Revenue Authority Scrutiny

Greece's independent Authority for Public Revenue said it would begin inspections of hotel businesses across the country in efforts to curb tax evasion.
Posted On 28 Jul 2017

Levy on Short-term Rentals to Boost Greek State Coffers by €48 million

Annual income earned from Airbnb-style rentals is set to be taxed up to 45 percent, boosting state coffers by some 48 million euros in 2018.
Posted On 25 Jul 2017

Which Greek Tourism Businesses are Eligible for Subsidies

Investors seeking to launch tourism businesses can benefit from subsidies of up to 200,000 euros, as part of a a new NSRF program.

SETKE: June Bookings Down for Greece’s Small Accommodation Facilities

Small tourism accommodation facilities in Greece recorded a decline in bookings and overnight stays for the month of June.

Greek Hoteliers Call for Gov’t to Reconsider ‘Stayover Tax’ Before 2018

The Hellenic Federation of Hoteliers (POX) has requested for the government to more closely examine the impact a new levy will have on Greek accommodation.
Posted On 29 Jun 2017

Greece’s Lampsa Teams Up with AccorHotels for Mercure Belgrade Excelsior

Athens-based hotels group Lampsa SA is teaming up with Orbis Hotel Group - AccorHotels for the opening in Serbia of Mercure Belgrade Excelsior in September, the company announced this week.
Posted On 22 Jun 2017

Anatolia Hotels Adds Lefkada’s Villa Veneziano to Roster

Thessaloniki-based Anatolia Hotels & Villas announced the addition of a new member to its roster, the Villa Veneziano located on the Ionian island of Lefkada.

Three More Central Athens Hotels in the Pipeline

A tender for the long-term lease of three properties in central Athens is expected to be announced by the Bageios Foundation in the coming months.

Historic Athens Hotel King George Up for Grabs

The 5-star King George Hotel in Athens, dating back to the 1930s, is up for sale, Eurobank said, calling on interested parties to submit their bids until June 12.

Draft Law Aiming to Tax Airbnb-style Rentals in Greece

A bill to be voted on in Greek parliament is set to impose a 15-45 percent tax on annual income, earned from the short-term lease of property for tourism purposes.

Greek Gov’t Can Collect Up to €48m in 2018 by Taxing Airbnb-style Rentals

A total of 48 million euros is estimated to go into Greek state coffers in 2018 according to a document released, revealing a set of 140 EU requirements Greece must implement.

Greek Accommodation Body SETKE Wary of Sharing Economy

The Greek Confederation of Tourist Accommodation Enterprises (SETKE) is calling on the government to reconsider plans to liberalize short-term tourist rentals.

Grand Opening at Makedonia Palace: Ready to Make History… Again

Following renovation works, Thessaloniki’s landmark Makedonia Palace Hotel has opened its doors and is ready to make history yet again.

Athens Ledra, La Mirage Hotel Auctions Fruitless

The sales of the Athens Ledra and the La Mirage hotels have yet again been fruitless, despite expressed interest from investment entities in Greece and abroad.

Maroussi Welcomes Civitel Esprit for the Finest Hospitality

Civitel Hotels & Resorts welcomes its latest addition, the Civitel Esprit, ready to offer guests the finest hospitality amid elegance and comfort.
Posted On 24 Mar 2017

Eurocert Sticker to Certify Hotels Serving Greek Breakfast

Accreditation agency Eurocert has been selected by the Hellenic Chamber of Hotels as the body that will certify hotels serving traditional Greek breakfast.
Posted On 03 Mar 2017