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Quick Guidelines for Short-Term Rentals in Greece

Greece’s Independent Authority for Public Revenue (AADE) has issued a manual on its e-platform that includes frequent questions and answers regarding short-term rentals.

Greece Shoreline Use Law Revision Paves Way for On-the-Spot Checks

The Greek Economy Ministry is putting the finishing touches on a revised shoreline use law, paving the way for on-the-spot inspections.

Greece Sets Legal Framework for Thalassotherapy Centers

The technical and operational specifications for the development of thalassotherapy centers in Greece have been announced.

Greek Conference Organizers Express Concern on EU Privacy Regulation ‘GDPR’

Conference organizers in Greece were recently informed on the EU's General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which goes into effect on May 25.

Greek Real Estate Tax Hinders Property Investment Market

The Greek economy is losing in foreign investment due to a levy imposed on real estate investment companies (REICs) as of 2016.

Greek Parliament Passes ‘Stayover Tax’ Amendment

Greek Parliament has passed an amendment to the law of the "stayover tax", which is charged to guests at hotels in Greece.

HAPCO: Medical Conferences in Greece May Face New Restriction

Greek professional conference organizers may be up against a restriction to the number of domestic medical congress events they are allowed to organize.

Ministry Plans to Support Conference Tourism in Greece

The creation of a conference registry and supporting PCOs are included in the Tourism Ministry's plans to further develop conference tourism in Greece.

Greek Port, Boarding Security Under the Microscope

The issue of port and passenger ship boarding security has recently come into the spotlight in Greece, after a man jumped off a ferry near Syros.

Greek Association Urges Gov’t to Take Action, Safeguard Traditional Boats

The Traditional Boat Association of Greece is calling on the government to safeguard the country’s seafaring heritage and stop the EU-funded destruction of traditional fishing boats.

Aegean Island Mayors Appeal to European Parliament Over VAT

The mayors of the North and South Aegean islands have appealed to the European Parliament over the abolition of a special tax status applicable until now.

EU Ministers OK Brexit Phase-out Period Guidelines

In efforts to minimize disruption in business, tourism and security, EU ministers agreed to a set of guidelines in order to finalize post-Brexit relations with the UK.

Privatizations Set to Boost Greek State Coffers by €2bn

Greece’s international lenders and the government are estimating that privatization projects will boost state coffers by some 2 billion euros this year.

Greek Property Federation: Overtaxation Turning Away Investments

Overtaxation is turning away investors, while buyers are spending money on real estate in tourist destinations, according to the Hellenic Property Federation.

ABTA: Aviation ‘Critical Issue’, EU Air Deal a Must Before Brexit

The Association of British Travel Agents (ABTA) is calling on the UK government to reach an aviation agreement with the EU before the Brexit deadline in March 2019.

Applications Open for Seasonal Hotels Subsidy in Greece

Hotel operations in Greece wishing to remain open in winter can now apply for state subsidies going towards their staffing needs until March 23.

SETE: Lack of Transparency, Spatial Planning Curb Tourism Investment in Greece

The lack of a spatial planning framework and long delays in administrative procedures hinder tourism investment in Greece, according to SETE President Yiannis Retsos.

Amendment for ‘Stayover Tax’ Tabled in Greek Parliament

An amendment to the law of the "stayover tax", already being charged since January 1 at hotels and rooms-to-let across Greece, has been tabled in Greek Parliament.

Dozens of Greek Tourism Projects Included in New Subsidy Scheme

Dozens of tourism projects are among 70 large-scale investment ventures in Greece, included in the government’s “general entrepreneurship” scheme under the latest development law.

Greek Hotels Chamber: Alterations to Stayover Tax a Must

In order for the stayover tax on hotels and rooms-to-let to be effectively collected, a series of adjustments must be made, the Hellenic Chamber of Hotels says.