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Greek Leper Colony Turned into Airbnb Accommodations for Adventurous Travelers

A series of caves on Crete used from the 18th century to the mid-20th century to quarantine people with leprosy (Hansen's Disease) are now being refurbished to be offered as short-term Airbnb rentals for tourists. Manolis Giannadakis bought five of...

Santorini's Autumnal Splendor Will Fill Your Senses

Santorini has without a doubt become Greece's most iconic and well-known island destination. Its traditional Aegean architecture, spectacular panoramic views, wild landscapes, and countless entertainment options would be attractive to practically anyone who has a passport. Nonetheless, the Greek summer is admittedly...

Greece Prepares Online Platform for 'Airbnb Tax'

Greece is cracking down on undeclared income of owners leasing residential lodgings on a short-term basis. Tax authorities are creating an online platform where Airbnb lodged properties should be declared, or face a hefty fine. According to a report in Naftemporiki,...

Greek Hotel Is the Top Luxury Hotel in Europe

A recent study by Luxury-Hotels.com, found that the most expensive hotel in Europe was Amanzo'e in Kranidi, at the Peloponnese, whose minimum rate for a room in the summer period was 1,779 euros. The list compared different luxury hotels...

Greek Crisis Sees Surge of Passenger Traffic That Doesn't End Up in Hotels

The Eleftherios Venizelos Athens International Airport's (AIA) data and the data of hoteliers found that ten percent of passenger traffic was unaccounted for as it did not end up at a hotel. The study lead to the conclusion that...

Top Greek Destinations With High-Quality Accommodation

Trivago’s new survey revealed the top destinations in Greece with the highest number of quality accommodation options. The first place on the list is occupied by Metsovo, with 89.64 points, which is closely followed by Imerovigli in Santorini, with 88.49...

Successful Greek Startup Provides Real-time Holiday Bookings

Roomcase is a Greek travel technology startup company which was first established in Athens in 2014 with the goal of promoting smaller lodging establishments to hundreds of booking websites and travel agents in Greece and abroad. The website provides...

ELSTAT: Numerous Tourists Choose Illegal Accommodations for Their Stay in Greece

The Hellenic Statistical Authority (ELSTAT) reports that based on 2014 data on tourist arrivals and overnight stay in various Greek hotels, it appears that the phenomenon of illegal accommodation sites is constantly growing in the country, causing great problems...

40,000 Illegal Accommodations Damage Tourism

The Hellenic Chamber of Hotels sounds the alarm on the issue of illegal accommodation which has greatly damaged the Greek tourism sector, with losses reaching 1 billion euros. The Chamber President, George Tsakiris, commented on the issue, saying that at...