Greece holidays provide some of the most popular destinations for British holidaymakers, with historic mainland cities and features and some 227 inhabited islands. Most of which are beyond dreamy, and that’s exactly why tourists keep flocking back to this beautiful area of the world year upon year.
The Greek Ministry of Tourism has however recently introduced a new Overnight Stay Tax, so read on if you’re planning to take a trip there soon.
It’s a source of income that aims to increase the State’s revenue in the current fiscal adjustment programme.
It is a tax imposed by the Greek government which is specifically aimed at tourists and has to be paid when holidaymakers visit their accommodation.
From 1st January 2018, which means any planned or already-booked cheap holidays to Greece from this point will incur the Overnight Stay Tax.
The actual amount differs dependent on the official rating of your accommodation, as determined by the local Tourist Board classification, and ranges between 0.50 – 4 euros per night. See below:
Visitors will be asked to pay the tax upon check-in at their accommodation. Payments can be made by cash or card.
No indication of how long it will be required for has been announced, so tourists should expect to pay the tax until further notice.
Do you have any other questions relating to Greece’s new Overnight Stay Tax? Comment below and our team will advise as best we can.
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