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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, Booking.com and VRBO for compliance to local tax laws.

Airbnb Greece Provides Data to Tax Authorities

The 2018-2019 rental information of Greek Airbnb hosts will be sent to the Independent Authority for Public Revenue for taxation purposes.

Greek Authorities Working on Health Protocols for Airbnbs

Greek authorities are drawing up health protocols to be applied by short-term rental operators in Greece, according to Airbnb's Giacomo Trovato.

Greece Aims to Close Loopholes in Airbnb-style Rentals Law

The Greek Tourism Ministry is preparing a draft bill to regulate the short-term rental market, do away with "loopholes" and establish fair competition.

Greece Cracks Down on Illegal Airbnb Activities

Short-term rental operators who fail to declare their properties by February 28 will be faced with stiff penalties.

‘Uncooperative’ Short-term Rental Platforms May Face Stiff Fines in Greece

Home sharing platforms operating in Greece, which fail to provide information requested by the country’s tax authority, may soon be faced with hefty fines.

Airbnb Travelers Pour $25bn into Food & Drink Last Year

Airbnb travelers spent $25 billion at restaurants and cafes worldwide in 2018, proving that food and drink have become a significant part of the travel experience.

Greece Mulls New Measures to Clamp Down on Illegal Home Sharing

Aiming to address tax evasion, Greece is preparing to introduce stringent measures for undeclared home sharing activity.

Mykonos Holds Strong as Luxury Destinations Drop Hotel Rates

The popular island of Mykonos continues to hold strong this season, while other favorite jet set destinations appear to have decreased their hotel rates.

Greek Gov’t Re-examines Airbnb Law, to Tighten Measures in Autumn

The Greek government, as of autumn, plans to introduce a series of new regulations regarding Airbnb-style rentals in Greece.

Ministry Begins Dialogue on Airbnb Rentals in Greece

Greece's Tourism Ministry has begun a dialogue with the Greek Property Managers Association (PASIDA) regarding legal issues that surround Airbnb-style rentals in the country.