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Short-Term Rental Bookings Skyrocket in Greece

Greece recorded the highest increase in short-term rental bookings of any country in Europe so far this summer, as tourism has surged. Greece leads the way in Europe for Airbnb-style rentals, which were up by 26.5 percent in the third...

Greek Hoteliers Angry Over Airbnb Inclusion in ‘Tourism for All’ Scheme

The government of Greece has decided to include Airbnb accommodations in its annual “Tourism for All” program triggered towards subsidizing holidays for low-income families, angering Greek hoteliers. The associations of Greek hotels and lodging are claiming the decision is creating...

Airbnb in Crete Offers a Bed Under the Stars

An outdoor “Summer Bed under the Stars” is now available for rent to star-gazing travelers on Airbnb in Crete. Gabriella Damianaki is the woman behind this unusual accommodation, which is located in Paleokastro, Heraklion. The "room," which is actually in...

Airbnb Bookings in Greece Rise a Whopping 232% This Summer

Airbnb bookings for the summer in Greece have sky-rocketed by a whopping 232% compared to the corresponding bookings of last year in the same period, recently released data show. According to a report by AirDNA, one of the world's most...

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...