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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.

Fraudsters Seeking to Cash in on Greece’s Airbnb Fad

Aiming to profit from the short-term rental fad, all the more individuals posing as realtors are emerging, says Greece's Real Estate Federation.

Home Sharing a Lifeline for Greece’s Middle Class, Says SODIA Association

Short term rentals have played a lifesaving role for struggling middle class Greeks who were hit down by the economic crisis, according to the SODIA association.

Greek Short-term Rental Bodies Join Forces to Promote Interests

Three Greek home-sharing associations have joined forces to promote their common interests and ensure the quality and services offered by their members.

Greece Looking to Add Restrictions to Airbnb-style Rentals

In view of the soaring number of short-term home rentals in Greece, the country's government is reportedly looking into ways to restrict the practice.

More than Half of Greece’s Airbnbs Run by Management Services

More than half of Greece’s properties leased short-term on sharing platforms such as Airbnb, are being run by management companies.

Greeks Turned to Airbnb for Extra Income, Study Finds

The economic crisis, which took a bite out of Greeks’ wages or even left them unemployed, has led an ever-growing number to turn to short-term rentals.

Thessaloniki Hoteliers Concerned About Dwindling Tourism Figures

Thessaloniki hoteliers are troubled over a slight decline in the number of Greek and international travelers to the city in 2018, as revealed by a recent study.

‘Greek Breakfast’ to Take Center Stage at HORECA 2019

The “Greek Breakfast” initiative of the Hellenic Chamber of Hotels will take center stage at the 14th International Hotel, Restaurant and Cafe Show HORECA, during February 8-11 in Athens.

Short-term Rentals a Boon for Greek Property Owners

Greek property owners have been making the best of the sharing economy with revenue from short-term rentals up by 105 percent over the last two years, an AirDNA study reveals.

Greece Property Observatory Says Airbnb Phenomenon to Die Out

Short-term home-sharing for tourism purposes is set to decline, according the president of the Greek Property Price Observatory, Kostas Georgakos.