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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.

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.

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.

Pre-bookings by Belgian Travelers for Greece Up in 2019

The number of Belgian holidaymakers booking in advance for Greece is on the rise, according to data released by the Greek National Tourism Organization (GNTO).

Less Red Tape to Propel Greek Sea Tourism, Says Kountoura

Enacting laws which will facilitate licensing procedures and cut red tape will allow for the development of marina infrastructure in Greece, according to Tourism Minister Elena Kountoura.

SETE Chief: Regulation Vital for Short-term Rental Market in Greece

Regulation of the short-term rental market in Greece is key to maintaining balance in the tourism sector, according to SETE President Yiannis Retsos.

Q&A on Short-term Leasing in Greece

Questions and Answers (Q&A) for property owners interested in leasing their homes for short-term accommodation purposes via online sharing platforms, such as Airbnb.

Greek Economy Ministry Triples Funding for SMEs in Tourism

Greek small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) active in tourism will be able to tap into additional subsidies after the economy ministry announced that it was increasing funding.

Greek Hoteliers Call on Minister to Address Vacation Rentals Law Omissions 

The Hellenic Federation of Hoteliers (POX) is calling on the government to re-examine the legal framework covering short-term vacation rentals.

Greece’s Online Registry for Short-term Rentals Goes Live

The electronic registry for property owners leasing their homes for short-term accommodation via online sharing platforms, is now operational on www.aade.gr.

Greek Ministry Looking to Double Tourism Venture Funding

The economy ministry is set to announce the allocation of 120 million euros for the funding of tourism ventures and plans to double subsidies.

Greece Losing Revenue as Short-term Rental Registry Saga Continues

Greece's Independent Authority for Public Revenue (AADE) has yet to launch the electronic registry for Airbnb-style rentals in the country.

Athens Popular Airbnb Option, Rental Registry Set to Launch

Athens is among the most popular destinations for travelers seeking accommodation via online sharing platforms, according to data recently released by Inside Airbnb.

Direct Air Links Key to Greece Tourism Growth, Says Ministry

Direct air links with new markets worldwide, secured by the Tourism Ministry, have helped boost the number of international arrivals to Greece.

Airbnb Runs into Obstacles Worldwide

Airbnb is facing all the more obstacles since it first entered the market, as authorities try to restrict the expansion of the home-sharing practice that has taken popular destinations by storm.

Tax-evading Airbnb Owners ‘Nabbed’ in Greece

The first Airbnb owners, who failed to declare their earnings from home-sharing practices, were recently uncovered by Greece’s Independent Authority for Public Revenue (AADE).

Kountoura: South Aegean Region Key Player in Greek Tourism Growth

The South Aegean Region is a key player in Greek tourism growth, achieving increases in arrivals and revenues, according to Tourism Minister Elena Kountoura.

‘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.

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.

Greece’s Year-round Tourism Scheme to Take Off from Rhodes

Aiming to establish Greece as a 365-day a year destination, the Tourism Ministry plans to launch its new ambitious campaign from the island of Rhodes.