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Greek Inspectors Pose as Clients to Combat 'Airbnb'-Type Tax Evasion

The Greek authorities are trying to battle tax evasion said to be rampant among the thousands of owners of Airbnb-type properties. Lacking a mechanism to monitor the short-term leasing of lodgings, inspectors have been doing random checks with the aim...

Check Out the Top 5 Greek Airbnbs

Airbnbs are all the rage and in Greece there are tens of thousands to choose from. We have made it easy for you by highlighting five of the most unforgettable airbnbs in Greece. Paxos Fairytales House Starting off, let's travel to...

Nudist Airbnb Comes to Greece

The naked version of Airbnb, called NaturistBnB -- where clothing is optional -- has recently arrived in Greece. It was founded by couple Petri and Minna Karjalainen – who tried to host a nudist Airbnb homestay, but felt it wasn’t...

Airbnb-type Rentals in Greece to Come Under Tax Scrutiny

The Greek government has introduced measures to bring short-term rental owners (like those using Aibnb services) under the taxman’s scrutiny by clamping down on rampant tax evasion. The owners of short-term rentals in Greece will now be provided a separate...

Airbnb Snubs Greek Request to Provide Rental Property Info

The Greek finance ministry's plan to tax owners who short-lease their properties to foreign visitors has stumbled on Airbnb's reported refusal to provide owner information. According to previous announcements by Greece's finance ministry, a tax would be implemented on owners...

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,...

Three Million Tourists Will Stay in Greek Homes This Year

Three million tourists will be hosted in Greek homes this year, as many crisis-hit Greeks try to make ends meet by renting their homes to foreign visitors. More and more Greek home owners are taking advantage of the Airbnb trend...

Airbnb Working with SolidarityNow on Free Refugee Housing Platform in Greece

The hospitality firm Airbnb and SolidarityNow on Thursday announced the launch of a new electronic "open houses" platform that helps people offer shelter to refugees and displaced persons in Greece. Those wishing to share their home or offer lodgings free...

Finance Ministry Announces Owners to Pay Extra Taxes on Properties Rented Online

According to Greece's Finance Ministry, new plans are underway for property owners who rent properties via sites such as Airbnb, HomeAway, FlipKey and HouseTrip. The new regulations to be put into place will fine owners 50,000 euros if they do...

Property Owners Get Rid of Tenants for Tourists

Travel accommodation sites such as Airbnb and HomeAway have seen an increase in owners interested in short-term leases to foreign visitors. As tenants are being evicted in favor of tourists, realtors point to the obvious benefits of leasing out...