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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.

Greek Gov’t Examining Provisions for Condo Hotels

The Greek government is looking into ways to facilitate investments and simplify procedures for the development of condo hotels in Greece.

Study Reveals Athens 2019 Hotel Occupancy Rates Dropping

A recent boom in accommodation options in Athens appears to be impacting the hotel market, a study released by GBR Consulting reveals.

Greek Inspectors Worm Out Tourism Industry Tax Evaders

Greek tax authorities have tracked down dozens of tourism enterprises that have failed to declare revenue after inspections at popular tourist destinations.

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.

Greek Tax Authorities Zoom in on Illegal Airbnb Operations

Greek authorities recently uncovered some 20,000 undeclared Airbnb properties as well as 130 operators failing to declare taxes from home-sharing services.

Airbnb Says Home-sharing Boosted Greek Economy by $1.4bn in 2018

Airbnb's host and guest community has boosted the Greek economy by 1.4 billion dollars in 2018, according to a survey by the home-sharing platform.
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Airbnb Trend in Greece May Be Slowing Down

The Airbnb phenomenon which took Greece and particularly Athens by storm in the last few years appears to have tapered off, according to recently released data.

Study: Multi-listing Airbnb Phenomenon in Athens May Wipe Out Small Players

A new study sheds light on the far-reaching effects of the Airbnb phenomenon on Athens' urban communities.

Athens Sees More Hotels and Airbnbs for 2019 Tourism Season

The growing number of new hotels and increasing Airbnb-style options available in Athens has expanded the city's accommodation sector.

Airbnb ‘Phenomenon’ Accounts for 5.3% of Rental Market, Say Experts

Airbnb-style rentals account for 5.3 percent of Attica’s home rental market, or 12,000 of the 150,000 properties up for rent, according to recent findings.

Athens’ Psyrri Quarter Evolving into Airbnb Neighborhood

The once buzzing Athens neighborhood of Psyrri is coming back to life as more and more buyers invest in short-term rentals, boutique hotels and accommodation facilities.

Thessaloniki Wins Points in 2018 Visitor Satisfaction

Visitors to Thessaloniki are giving the northern port city a thumbs up, awarding it a score of 8.2, with 95 percent saying they would return, a survey says.

Home Sharing Breathes Life into Underdeveloped Athens Neighborhoods

The growing Airbnb phenomenon in Greece is now penetrating underdeveloped neighborhoods in Athens, breathing life and creating new conditions of safety and business activity.

Thessaloniki Hoteliers Seeking to Increase Visitor Numbers and Spending

Hoteliers in Thessaloniki are expressing concern over the number of visitors and tourism-related revenue, which in 2018 came to 420 million euros.

Greek Gov’t Considers Allowing Municipality Say-so in Airbnb Policies

The Greek government is considering handing over responsibility of short-term home sharing policies to local authorities.

Greek Authorities Pull in Tax-dodging Airbnb Proprietors

Tax authorities in Greece have reeled in 38 Airbnb owners, who failed to declare some 23,222 euros in earnings from home-sharing practices in 2018.

Price, Hotel Category and Visitor Reviews Top trivago User Searches

Price is the leading factor for more than half of users searching for travel options, according to a study recently released by search engine trivago.

SETE Chief Says Short-term Rental Boom Needs ‘Same Rules for All’

Rules must apply to all equally, said SETE President Yiannis Retsos referring to actions announced by three home-sharing associations in Greece.