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Greece’ top court freezes construction of two hotels for violating height limits

Greece’s top court, the Council of State, has ordered a freeze on the construction of two new hotels across the street from the National Archaeological Museum in downtown Athens. The decision follows a complaint lodged by the Elliniki Etairia Society for the Environment and Cultural Heritage and 23 individuals concerning …

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Over 200 hotels, tourists accommodations for sale amid another successful tourism season in Greece

Greece’s “heavy” industry is changing hands, with 204 hotels and tourists accommodations being listed for sale in the last 30 days through real estate classifieds websites. The data recorded in a new report by the Pan-Hellenic Real Estate Network E-Real Estates show that the high availability is recorded mainly in …

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Athens hotels’ 2022 performance strong, but lower than in 2019

Ηotels located in Athens and the Attica region recorded an average occupancy rate of 69.1% in 2022, up from 54% in 2021, but significantly lower compared with an average rate of 77.4% in 2019, the Hoteliers’ Association of Athens and Attica said in a report on Thursday. However, December figures …

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Greece’s hoteliers offer rooms for Brits from 6 euros per night

Greek and Turkish hoteliers of low-end accommodation are dropping prices in anticipation of the start of the season to stimulate demand. According to research by website travel.gr, in at least 7 Greek popular destinations, British Tour Operator First Choice are recording prices from 6 to 10 euros per night in …

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Hotels and one village evacuated on Samos due to wildfire raging

Two hotels close to the fire front were evacuated on Thursday afternoon on the island of Samos where a wildfire has been raging since the morning. The fire broke out in the forest of the area Vourliotes in the east of the island. The order for evauation was given by …

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Program to house asylum seekers in hotels concluded, says Migration Ministry

“Filoxenia”, the program to house asylum seekers at hotels throughout Greece, has concluded and contracts will not be renewed, the Migration & Asylum Ministry said on Thursday. Currently there are only 130 asylum seekers housed at a total of three hotels in Greece and they will be transferred to existing …

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Greece’s hoteliers oppose closure of restaurants on Christmas, New Year

Hoteliers in Greece reacted to the government decision to close their restaurants on Christmas Eve and Day as well as on New Year’s Eve and Day. “Hotel restaurants operate legally only to serve their guests and with specific, strict rules and conditions,” the Hellenic Hoteliers’ Federation said in an announcement …

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Greece’s hoteliers angry for being obliged to create “Covid-19 rooms”

Greece’s hoteliers are angry at the government following a ministerial decision obliging them to create special “Covid-19 rooms” that is isolation rooms within their facilities to host cases of coronavirus Covid-19, patients who do not require hospital care. The ministerial decision comes less than a week before the country opens …

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Turnover drops by 80% in taverns, by 60% in cafes despite restrictions lifting

One in four restaurants and night entertainment facilities such as bars across Greece did not opened again in the first week of restrictions lifting. The majority of restaurants, taverns and bars that remain close are on the islands. At the same time, prices remain at the previous level, despite the …

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CAS rules: Hotels around Acropolis no higher than 21m, no pools on roofs

Hotels and other buildings at the foot of the Acropolis will not be allowed to be higher that 21 meters, neither will be allowed to have swimming pools on their roof tops. Members of the Central Archaeological Council (KAS) have unanimously approved on Tuesday, the “Special Presidential Decree for determining …

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Greece’s Tourism Ministry to issue 18-month voucher to support hotels, travel agencies

Greece’s Tourism Ministry will issue am 18-month voucher i order to support hotels and travel agencies hit by the coronavirus crisis. The Ministry will introduce a relevant regulation that will offer the opportunity for tourist businesses to to compensate their clients. Tourism Minister Haris Theoharis said on Monday, that the …

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Greece ‘s Tourism Ministry closes hotels until end of April – Exceptions

The Greek Tourism Ministry announced on Thursday the closure of hotels operating all around the year. The measure aims to protect the staff from the coronavirus pandemic, the Ministry said in a statement. The decision is effective as of midnight March 22 to March 23 and until the end of …

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Thomas Cook: Revenue loss for Greek hotels at €315mn in 2019, over 1bn in 2020

The collapse of Thomas Cooks opened a big wound in Greece’ tourism sector. According to a survey conducted by the Greek Chamber of Hotels the financial damaged is worth 315 million euros for 2019. And it will reach over one billion euros in 2020. The survey was conducted by the …

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Greek gov’t measures for workers, businesses affected by Thomas Cook collapse

The Greek government announced on Saturday a series of measures for tourist businesses and workers affected by the collapse of British Thomas Cook. The measures were announced after a meeting of representatives from the Finance, the Labor and the Development ministries. Workers The number of required insurance stamps (IKA/EFKA) for …

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Finance Ministry: Thomas Cook affected hotels will not pay “stay-over tax”

The Greek Finance Ministry will exempt hotels hurt by the Thomas Cook collapse from the payment of “stay-over tax.” A relevant Legislative Act is underway and it will refer for the time period from September 23 to October 10, that is for as long as the repatriation operation by the …

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