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‘Stayover Tax’ Charged to Short-day Hotel Stays in Greece

The "stayover tax" in Greece will also be charged to short-day hotel stays and overnights at Airbnb-style rentals that offer additional hospitality services.

Greek Property Market Bouncing Back, Prices on the Rise

Greece’s property market is showing signs of recovery with prices moving upward by 1 percent and set to rise further, according to RE/MAX Greece.

Greece Finalizes Airbnb Online Registration Platform

Property owners leasing their homes via Airbnb or other platforms will be required within the month to register all rental activity on an electronic registry.

Demand for Athens Center Property Peaks

Demand for Athens center properties is increasing with investors planning to transform their buys into offices, boutique hotels and Airbnb-style units.

PwC: Greece’s Incomplete Infrastructure Works Worth €18.7bn

The backlog of infrastructure projects in Greece has grown to 18.7 billion euros, according to a study released by PwC Greece.

Greece Real Estate Attracting Foreign Capital Inflows

Foreign investors injected the Greek economy with 503 million euros in capital in 2017 for the purchase of property, according to Bank of Greece data, marking an 86.5 percent increase compared to 2016, the highest in the last decade.

Foreign Real Estate Agents Eyeing Greek Market

Foreign real estate agencies are aiming to get a bite out of Greece's booming market by offering their services to buyers seeking for properties in Athens and other destinations.

Liquidity, Return of Rival Markets Break Greek Tourism Spell

Limited access to cash on top of recovering rival markets are taking a bite out of Greece’s tourism sector in terms of arrivals and revenue, according to market experts.

Greek Hotels Chamber Sets Out Goals for 2018

Key issues that must be addressed so as to "unlock" the Greek hotel sector’s full potential were underlined at the 7th Hellenic Chamber of Hotels General Assembly in Athens.

NAI Hellas: Hotels Driving Greece’s Commercial Property Performance

Greece’s commercial property market is showing signs of recovery with the hotel sector leading the way, according to data released by NAI Hellas.

Amsterdam to Impose 30-day Limit on Airbnb-style Rentals

In efforts to rein in short-term home rentals, officials in Amsterdam said the city would be imposing a cap of 30 nights per year as of 2019.

Greek Taxmen May Pose as Tourists to Worm Out Illegal Airbnb Rentals

Greek taxmen may go undercover as tourists and conduct on-the-spot checks to ferret out sharing economy lodgings that are operating illegally.

Tsipras, Kountoura, Tsakalotos Invite US Investors to Bet on Greece

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras invited investors to bet on Greece describing the country as a “land of opportunity”.

King George Hotel Owner Set to Be Announced

The new operator of Athens’ King George hotel currently run by Greek hotels group Lampsa SA is set to be announced in the next two weeks.

Piraeus Bank Backs SMEs with €700m, EIB Opens New Athens Office

Small and medium-sized businesses in Greece will be able to tap into a total of 700 million euros of funding by EIB, EIF and EBRD, through local Piraeus Bank.

Levy on Short-term Rentals to Boost Greek State Coffers by €48 million

Annual income earned from Airbnb-style rentals is set to be taxed up to 45 percent, boosting state coffers by some 48 million euros in 2018.

One in 10 New Hotels in Greece a Five-Star

Hospitality and accommodation in Greece is becoming better than ever with one in five new hotels offering five-star services.

Greek Tourism Minister Says Sector Scoring High on Growth

The Greek tourism sector is moving full speed ahead with a growth rate of 7 percent, double the international average at 3-4 percent, according to Tourism Minister Elena Kountoura.

Greece’s Deal with Creditors Puts Tourism, Business Sectors at Ease

Greek tourism professionals hope that the deal reached between Greece and its lenders will lift the lingering uncertainty and allow tourism to grow.

Historic Athens Hotel King George Up for Grabs

The 5-star King George Hotel in Athens, dating back to the 1930s, is up for sale, Eurobank said, calling on interested parties to submit their bids until June 12.