If you’re planning a holiday to Greece, great news, you’re off to an amazing destination. To help you on your way, it’s really important that you’re aware of the accommodation tax which was introduced in January 2018.
We’ve put together a handy guide to help you understand this new tax and what you can expect.
What is the Overnight Stay Tax?
On the 1st January 2018, the Greek Ministry of Tourism introduced an Overnight Stay Tax, which is aimed at enhancing the state revenue in the context of the current fiscal adjustment programme. This means that tourists are obliged to pay this Overnight Stay Tax.
Does everyone have to pay this tax?
Yes, all guests staying in any standard of accommodation in Greece will have to pay the Overnight Stay Tax.
How much is the Overnight Stay Tax?
The amount you pay works out between €0.50 and €4.00 per night and will vary depending on the official rating of your accommodation. It is worth bearing in mind, that many UK tour operators set their own star ratings and this often depends on facilities provided. So, on arrival at your chosen hotel, you may find that the star rating differs. You will have to pay the tax as per your accommodation’s rating – GTNO – Greek National Tourist Organisation not your UK tour operators rating.
- 1-2 star €0.50 per room per night
- 3 star €1.50 per room per night
- 4 star €3.50 per room per night
- 5 star €4.00 per room per night
How do I pay the Overnight Stay Tax?
You will be asked to pay the Overnight Stay Tax when you arrive and check-in to your accommodation.
Does each guest have to pay this tax?
No, the charge is per room, per night.
Why book a holiday to Greece?
Stunning landscapes, beautiful beaches and a whole lot of ancient history are just a few of the reasons why you should book a holiday to Greece. And, thanks to its great mix of resorts, holidays to Greece can be as lively or as tranquil as you like.
Santorini is one of Greece’s most popular islands and has been drawing in the crowds for years. Famed for its whitewashed buildings and blue-domed churches, catching the sunset in Santorini has to be one of life’s highlights.
Famous for the setting of the blockbuster movie Captain Corelli’s Mandolin, Kefalonia is an island of immense beauty that can offer you peace, relaxation and a traditional Greek holiday, perfect for that get away from it all break.
If you want to up the tempo, head to Crete, and the resort of Malia known for its party central atmosphere, here you can spend lazy days on the beach and when nightfall’s, head to Malia’s main strip and dance away to some big-name DJ’S.
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