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Airbnb Added $1.4 Billion to Greeks' Pockets in 2018

Airbnb rentals added $1.4 billion in the Greek economy last year, according to the short-term rental platform figures released this week. Even though Airbnb upset the rental market, especially in the capital, many Greeks have benefited so far by the...

Greek Airbnbs Hosted 1.8 Million Foreigners During 2018

The Bank of Greece recently published its final, official figures on Greece's tourist performance for 2018, bringing to light some interesting figures regarding the short-term rental sector, mainly the popular Airbnb platform. According to these final numbers, a jaw-dropping total of...

More than Five Percent of Athens Apartments Now on Airbnb-Style Platforms

A total of 5.3 percent of the total available apartments in Athens are now ''blocked'' by being rented exclusively via Airbnb-style platforms, an organization called the ''Association of Sharing Economy'' (SODIA) said on Thursday. Their surprising figures were presented at...

Airbnb Investments Revive Athens' Historic Neighborhood of Psyrri

Psyrri, a popular downtown neighborhood of Athens at one time, is becoming the center of Airbnb-related business once again, as three more major investments have been announced over the last few weeks. Psyrri became one of the hotspots of nightlife...

Airbnb Strikes Off Greek Villa After Guests Discover Hidden Cameras

Airbnb has recently suspended a Greek villa from its platform after an Irish family discovered hidden surveillance cameras throughout the property, which is located on the outskirts of Athens. “We take privacy issues extremely seriously. As soon as we were...

Greek Woman from Crete Rents Just a Bed on Airbnb and People Love it

The most ... unusual, shall we say, property that people can rent from the popular Airbnb platform is definitely on the Greek island of Crete. With the promising title of ''Summer Bed under the Stars,'' a woman from the town...

Greek Government Plans To Restrict Airbnb-Style Platforms

The Greek authorities are planning to implement a number of restrictions on both landlords and companies which rent out their properties via Airbnb-style platforms, according to Greek media reports. The huge increase in the number of properties that have disappeared...

Greek Hoteliers Blast Airbnb-Style Accommodation

Short-term property leasing through online platforms like Airbnb is threatening not only the sustainability of small tourist lodgings, but the structure of Greek society itself, the Greek tourist accommodation business confederation (SETKE) warned on Tuesday. The organization noted that it...

Golden Visa, Airbnb Drive Greeks Out of Housing Market

The real estate market in Greece is booming because of an extraordinary amount of sales to foreigners who want to receive the so-called "Golden Visa", while an increase in the number of people who short-lease their apartments to platforms like Airbnb is driving up rent prices.

Athens Rents Up by 17% Over Last Year

Rents for properties in central Athens increased significantly over the last year, mainly due to the demand for short-term occupancy by platforms like Airbnb, according to the Greek renting site Spitogatos. Central neighborhoods in the Greek capital such as Mets, Exarcheia,...