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Greek Airbnb Rentals Shift Business Model to Defy Covid Crisis

Short-term property rentals in Greece, already affected by market saturation and competition from new and cheaper nearby markets in 2019, saw their bookings devastated in the first half of 2020 as Covid-19 made its impact. However, looking at the results...

Two Santorini Airbnb Properties Among Most Popular in the World

Two Greek Airbnb rentals were selected by members as among their most-wished for future rentals during voting that took place worldwide from May 7 to 11. Clearly, Airbnb travelers might be locked down at the moment, but they are still...

Has Greece Reached its Limit for Airbnb Style Rental Properties?

Official data presented during the recent ΒΝΒ Conference about Greece's short-term property rental market revealed some interesting information about the situation that online platforms such as Airbnb and HomeAway have created. According to official data, between December 2018 and December...

Real Estate Prices in Greek Cities Soar in 2019

The real estate market in Greece's largest cities recorded an impressive increase in the price of sales and rentals in 2019, according to the accumulative data published by Spitogatos, one of the country's largest real estate websites. The marked uptick...

Will Downtown Athens Soon Become Just One Enormous Airbnb?

The real estate map in Athens has turned upside down in the past few years, due to the growth of Airbnb and other short-stay lease platforms in the city. The ever-increasing power of Airbnb may indeed have given some...

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...

Foreign Investment in Greek Properties Skyrockets in First Half of 2019

According to the latest data published recently by the Bank of Greece, the foreign capital flowing into Greece to buy properties during the first six months of 2019 showed a staggering increase of 49 percent compared to the same...

Airbnb on Crete Offers a Bed Under the Greek Stars for Lucky Travelers

An outdoor “Summer Bed under the Stars” is now available for rent to star-gazing travelers on Airbnb. Gabriella Damianaki is the woman behind this unusual accommodation, which is located in Paleokastro, Heraklion. A video posted on Youtube by Nikos Sarantos...

Greek Mayor Nixes Airbnb Luxury Tents on Public Beaches

A businesswoman on Crete recently discovered a new way to tap into the tourist industry by offering tents on a beach in Gavdos, the southernmost Greek island, through the Airbnb platform. Advertisements appeared this week for accommodations at the otherwise...

Greece Nabs 20,000 Undeclared Airbnb Lodgings

Greek authorities on Sunday revealed that they have tracked down some 20,000 undeclared short-term rental properties on the Airbnb platform which had not been registered with the government. The Independent Authority for Public Revenues (AADE) has also discovered 130 property owners...