Greece to introduce accomodation tax from 01-Jan-2018

    Germany‘s Deutscher ReiseVerband (German Travel Association – DRV) announced (30-Aug-2017) it has received confirmation from Greece‘s Ministry of Tourism regarding plans to introduce an accommodation tax as of 01-Jan-2018. The amount of tax depends on the type of accomodation. Details include:

    • EUR0.50 per room and night in a one or two star hotel;
    • EUR1.50 per room and night in a three star hotel;
    • EUR3 per room and night in a four star hotel;
    • EUR4 per room and night in a five star hotel;
    • EUR0.50 per night in a holiday apartment.

    The tax is to be collected and paid by the Greek accommodation companies alone. More detailed information is planned to be provided during Sep-2017. DRV “expressed… disagreement” with the measures. [more – original PR – German]