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EU Tightens Short-term Rental Rules, Airbnb Welcomes the News

The EU announced a new set of short-term rental rules aimed at increasing transparency and curbing illegal listings.

Top 10 Athens Neighborhoods Highest in Demand for Airbnbs

Travelers looking for Airbnb-style accommodation in Athens are booking in these 10 areas.

Greece Sees Soaring Demand for Airbnbs in September-October

Demand for Airbnbs in Greece for September and October rise, reflecting an extension of the 2023 tourism season.

Greek Policymakers to Examine Measures for Airbnb-style Rentals

Greek policymakers will be examining a new set of measures aimed at regulating the short-term rental market.

Airbnb Drops Listings That Do Not Meet Quality Standards

Airbnb announced this week that it would be doing away with any listings that fail to meet quality standards.

Demand for Airbnb Rentals in Greece Soars in May

Demand for Airbnb-style holiday rentals in Greece in May exceeded pre-Covid 2019 levels and supply.

Greece’s Short-term Rental Players Discuss Best Practices

For the first time in Greece, short-term rental operators sat down at the same table with the public revenue body to discuss best practices.

Demand for Luxury Villas in Greece on the Rise

Demand for luxury villas in Greece is increasing as more travelers seek privacy, security, high-end amenities and location.

Greek Property Owners and STR Hosts Want Fair Regulations

Greece’s property owners and short-term rentals (STR) hosts are calling for fair legislation for Airbnb-style accommodation.

Greece to Clamp Down on Tax Evasion from Short-term Rental Activity

Greek tax authorities are giving Airbnb-style property hosts until February 28 to update information on the AADE registry.

Demand for Airbnbs in Greece to Remain Robust in 2023

Demand for Airbnbs in Greece is expected to remain strong this year on the back of a positive 2022.

Housing Becoming a Problem in Greece

Greece is among the countries in Europe with the highest number of empty apartments.

Greek Tax Authorities to Step Up Airbnb Inspections

Greek tax authorities are expected to scale up inspections of short-term holiday rentals to tackle tax evasion.

Greek Property Bodies, Airbnb-style Rentals Hosts React to STR Bill

Greek property owners and hosts are calling on the government to re-examine proposed legislation covering Airbnb-style rentals in Greece.  

European Commission: New Rules for Short-term Accommodation Rentals

The European Commission has presented a set of proposed rules to regulate short-term accommodation rentals and help authorities ensure balanced tourism development.

SETE Submits Proposals for Regulation of Short-term Rentals

SETE, Greece’s tourism confederation, has submitted a set of proposals to the Greek government aimed at regulating Airbnb-style rentals.

Greece’s Tourism Body Tables Actions to Regulate Airbnb-type Rentals

Greek tourism stakeholders are calling for the government to regulate Airbnb-style activities which, they say, are distorting healthy market competition.

Greek Hoteliers Seek Clear Framework for Airbnb-style Operations

Greek hoteliers are planning to take legal action against short-term rental companies that advertise and operate as hotels.

Peloponnese Tourism Body Wants Short-term Rental Controls

The Peloponnese Tourism Organization is urging the government to take immediate action and implement controls on Airbnb-style tourist rentals.

Airbnb, Booking, VRBO Agree to Comply with Greek Tax Laws

Greece’s national revenue body has made an agreement with short-term rental operators Airbnb, and VRBO for compliance to local tax laws.